26 April 2012

Unexpected Rewards

It’s not often you get the opportunity to seriously kick-start your future career while still engaged with postgraduate study.

Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management student - Amit Majumder

But thanks to the PG Industry Placement Program, that’s exactly what happened. It all started when I commenced my Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management last July. Having heard about the placement program early on, I decided to take a look at it and quickly heard about the types of great experiences and benefits that being part of it would entail. Believing that it would be a great way to establish the foundations of my future success, I decided to apply.

Thankfully I was accepted and was assigned to Computershare for a nine-week placement. While financial services wasn’t exactly the area I was looking to work in, I kept an open mind and decided to learn all I could. I wasn’t disappointed. The experience was both unique and invaluable, giving me a perspective of how things work in a large organisation and what it feels like to be a part of one. The placement also enabled me to apply my theoretical classroom knowledge via a series of academic tasks that involved analysing some of the issues actually facing the workplace I was assigned to.

In hindsight, getting the chance to work in an industry that I wasn’t quite familiar with was definitely one of the best aspects of the program. It expanded my horizons, opened new doors, and forced me to extend myself well beyond my comfort zone. But it gets even better than that. As a result of my placement I’ve been offered a permanent position with the company. My future career direction is now assured and I can’t wait to complete my studies next year.

It goes without saying that the program represents a fantastic opportunity and it’s something I’d definitely recommend to anyone with the chance to experience it.

Ignite Your Career
Join the University of Sydney Business School for our Postgraduate Information Session to talk with our leading academics and learning support staff for detailed advice on postgraduate study options.
Date: Wednesday 9th May 2012
Time: 6-8pm Establishment Hotel, 252 George Street, Sydney
Register now: http://bit.ly/IpiKgg

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