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Info-Session: The Wonderful World of Intern Talent!

  • Venture Cafe Sydney 58 Waterloo Road Macquarie Park (map)
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Learn more about an innovative work-integrated-learning (WIL) program

Did you know, over 9,000 Macquarie University students each year are involved in internships, projects and other WIL (work integrated learning) engagements? This provides opportunities for industry to engage student talent at an early stage across all disciplines (business, marketing, medical, law, science, psychology, humanities etc.)

Students apply classroom learning and gain practical experience in a range of settings, enabling them to explore the world of work and ‘road-test’ their career before they graduate.

This session will touch on how this model can deliver innovative ideas for industry: “I would rather have 10 PACE interns than 10 consultants…you will get such fresh thinking...” (David Cooke, Managing Director, Konica Minolta

We’ll hear more about Konica Minolta’s amazing support of this program with Yuri Matsui, Business Partner at Konica Minolta sharing how they’ve been able to leverage this talent pipeline!

And will chart a pathway for organisations to take a new approach to their workforce development and recruitment pipeline:  “[PACE has] been a wonderful source of recruitment for me and they are all outstanding case managers. Thank you so much for PACE and for turning out great employees” (Michelle Parrish, Wesley Mission)

Presenters: Kath McLachlan and Linda Barach (Macquarie University PACE – Professional and Community Engagement)