Are you looking to gain some real-world business experience, and put your university learnings into practice?  

While you’re studying, why not get a taste of what a career in finance or financial consulting looks like with our Dealbook project.  

Designed in partnership with experiential learning platform, Practera, this project offers you the co-curricular opportunity to work on a two-week real-world business project. The program connects you with real clients to undertake a funding analysis for an Australian start-up or not-for-profit organisation.  

  • Working in small teams, you will analyse current and emerging funding sources for the client’s business and prepare a report that outlines insights and recommendations on the top funding opportunities that the organisation should explore.  

    You  will act as a business consultant to complete a report, with feedback provided along the way. You’ll need to commit to 25 hours in total over the two week experience. You can meet with your team in person or collaborate online to complete the project.  

    As a student consultant in this program, you'll:   

    • Work in a team with other students from the UNSW Business School   

    • Respond to a brief provided by a real client  

    • Work with your allocated team to conduct a market analysis and outline insights on the top funding opportunities  

    • Develop real world professional skills  

  • Run


    Info session

    Program dates

    Term 2  


    Thu 30 Jun 

    4 - 15 Jul 

  • Dealbook is open to all UNSW Business School students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Career Accelerator: Essentials modules must be completed prior to enrolment, log in using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator. If you’re not a UNSW Business School student, please email Career Accelerator.  


  • Expression of Interest applications for Term 2, 2022 will open in April. 


  • This is an extra-curricular program. To gain the official certification, you must complete:  

    • Compulsory pre-program information session 
    • The 25-hour time commitment 
    • Draft market research and insights report submission 
    • Final report submission 
    • Student feedback survey 

Contact us

For further enquiries, please email Career Accelerator