Internships & Employment

Internships 

Internships are designed to build professional and management skills to assist the successful and effective transition to graduate employment. The Co-op Program offers internship placements for current students who meet the minimum credit WAM. These internships are only available in a limited number of Co-op Program areas of study. 

In addition to the Co-op Program, all students (Co-op and non-Co-op students) have the opportunity to gain work learning experiences by working directly with industry and community partners for Credit towards your degree via the UNSW WIL (Work Integrated Learning) program.

Employment 

The actuarial profession is one of the most globalised professions. Recent UNSW graduates are working in roles in financial services areas: life, general, and health insurance, superannuation, funds management, investment banking data analytics consulting, risk management, regulation in Australia and overseas; and directing strategy and supply chain consultancies.

Career Paths  

The following career paths are in high demand both locally and globally: 

  • Life, General and Health Insurance
  • Banking and Finance 
  • Investment and fund management
  • Energy and Environment Consultant, Data Analytics, Management Consulting, Credit, Market and operational risk management
  • Public Sector: Australia Prudential Regulation Authority, Risk Management and Analysis, Superannuation Consultant and Wealth Management 
  • Non-traditional areas such as IT, e-Commerce and Climate Change 

Current graduate opportunities are advertised on the UNSW School of Risk and Actuarial Studies Moodle Student Forum and on UNSW Careers and Employment