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Bain & Company True North Scholarship

Applications are now open for Bain & Company’s True North Women’s Scholarship, closing on 5 July.

The program is designed for high-achieving female students, with the hope of inspiring them with personal impact stories and equipping them with the skills needed to succeed on their unique career journey.

The scholarship is open to female university students from any year level and the winner receives $15 000, a Bain mentor and a possible offer for an Associate Consultant (graduate) role.

Attend a True North workshop and networking event on 26 June
If you’d like to learn more about the Scholarship, as well as meet members of the Sydney leadership team and consulting staff, you can express interest in attending an in-office workshop and networking event on Wednesday 26 June.

As there are limited spots available, invitations will be issued on Friday 21 June to those selected to attend.

What Bain is looking for in Scholarship applicants:

  • A strong academic achiever
  • Great communication skills
  • Drive and passion to solve difficult problems
  • Active in community or extracurricular activities
  • You do not need a background in Business/Commerce and applications from diverse populations are encouraged.

How to apply for the Scholarship
Applications will close at 12pm AEST on Friday 5 July. If you meet the eligibility criteria outlined online, apply now with the following documents:

  • CV (1-2 pages) including ATAR or WAM
  • University transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted)
  • A cover letter (1 page), addressed to Ms. Jasmine Chhabra, Snr Coordinator Recruiting, outlining why you’re interested in receiving the Scholarship


Macquarie Lifecycle of an Asset

17 June (Monday) at 12pm

Great Cities have impressive transport hubs – so should Sydney”

We are inviting University students to hear from 3 Macquarie representatives who were actively involved in the proposal, bid and design process for the Martin Place Metro development.

The event also provides you with the opportunity to hear an opening address from the Co-Head of Macquarie Capital ANZ, John Pickhaver, and have the opportunity to network with representatives from our diverse business groups.

This event is not one to be missed and is open all penultimate or pre-penultimate students.

If you are interested in attending, please visit our events page to register your interest.

Applications for our Summer Internship Program are now open. For more information, please visit our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Capital W Alumna: Leader With a Vision

Lauren Maxwell

Lauren Maxwell was Co-President of Capital W in 2017, after leading the Marketing Subcommittee as Marketing Director in 2016. 

Lauren graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce/Media (PR & Advertising) in 2017 and is currently Marketing Manager in the Business Marketing Team at Commonwealth Bank after finishing the Graduate program there.

With a vision of smashing through “1000 Cracks in the Ceiling”, Lauren and her co-president, Tina Vo, continued to urge young women to take risks and “creating their own doors when opportunities do not come knocking.” We now talk to Lauren to hear her favourite Capital W moments and advice for current students!

What was the most rewarding part about being in Capital W?

The most rewarding part of Capital W was the opportunity to connect with like-minded and motivated female students.  Later in my degree, it was the opportunity to give back and inspire younger female students through our events and workshops.

Can you tell us about your favourite/most memorable Capital W experience?

One of the most memorable experiences during my time in Capital W was my first Annual Dinner. I put my hand up to organise the table decorations which, I soon found out, involved getting up at 4am to go to the flower markets the day before the dinner. My house became a make-shift florist as the team and I hand arranged bunches of flowers for the table decorations. At that year’s dinner, the absolute stand out for me was our key note speaker Elizabeth Broderick. Elizabeth told a serious but inspiring story about her work as Australia’s Sex Discrimination Commissioner in the Armed Forces. Her speech reinforced the fact that Gender Equality is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

Can you tell us about your current role at Commonwealth Bank?

I recently finished CommBank’s graduate program and started a full time role as Marketing Manager in the Business Marketing team. I work on marketing initiatives for industries within CommBank’s Business Bank including Retail, Healthcare and Not-For-Profit.

What advice would you give to current students?

Get involved in as much as you possibly can while you’re still at university. Find societies that align with your passions and even if you’re only vaguely interested, take the time to apply for exchange! It was honestly one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.

The theme for this year’s Capital W Annual Dinner is ‘She Means Business’. What does this theme mean to you? 

The first thing that came to mind when thinking about this theme was resilience. Personally, this theme stands for the women who mean business, regardless of what they’re faced with. It’s a call to action for those who sub-consciously (or consciously) continue to act in ways that prevent women from advancing. To me, it’s a call to action for advancing gender equality. 

PwC Higher Apprenticeship Program

We understand that majority of our workforce came through the university route. However, we do equally have talented individuals who might not have the means or ability to continue university joined us here at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC).
The Higher Apprenticeship pathways allow individuals to earn while they learn. As an Apprentice, they could create their own career with one of Australia’s leading professional services firms. With a competitive starting salary and on-the-job learning, the Apprentice will also be gaining vocational qualifications in Technology.
We are looking for the problem solvers, the curious and those with a passion for tech…those who feel they are ready to enter the workforce and start creating their career today! Our application is now open to start the program in January 2020.

For more information and to apply click here (www.pwc.com.au/higher-apprenticeship) or contact Justin Ling: justin.ling@pwc.com.au

LP Women in IB Workshop

Luminis Partners Women in Investment Banking Workshop

About Us

We are a leading independent corporate advisory and investment banking firm founded by some of the most experienced corporate advisers in the Australian market. We specialise in providing the highest quality, independent advice on strategy, M&A and capital market activities. In addition, premier global NYSE-listed advisory firm Evercore (US$3.5 billion market capitalization, 28 offices worldwide) has a minority investment and global strategic alliance with Luminis to better serve our respective clients globally.

The Event

The event is for female penultimate students and provides an opportunity to:

  • Network with Luminis’ bankers
  •  Learn more about Luminis and what we do
  • Learn more about a career in investment banking
  • Receive investment banking interview tips

The Details

When: 4pm to 7.30pm, Wednesday 26 June 2019

Where: Luminis Partners Offices, Level 32, Aurora Place, 88 Phillip Street, Sydney NSW 2000 

Attire: Business

How to Apply 

Please visit luminispartners.com/careers to put in your application. Click Graduate/Intern Application and choose Women in Investment Banking Workshop under the Role drop down menu.

There are limited spaces and the event is open to female penultimate students with the following attributes:

  • A keen and genuine interest in markets and M&A 
  • Analytical and complex problem-solving skills 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit (people who create opportunities rather than wait for them) 
  • ‘Hands on’ self-starter attitude
  • A range of genuine interests outside of university
  • Strong academic record
  • An interest in taking part in our Summer Internship

Submit by Wednesday 19 June 2019

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Academic transcript
  • Answer 1 of the following questions (maximum 80 words) (please upload in the Cover Letter section of the application form):
    • Why are you interested in a career in investment banking?
    • What attributes do you think are needed to be successful in investment banking?
    • What attracts you to Luminis?



Citi Australia 2019 Internship Networking Evening

Citi 2019 Internship Networking Evening

Date: 4th July 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Venue: Citi Office, 2 Park Street, Sydney, 2034
You’re ready to bring your knowledge from the classroom to the boardroom; and Citi wants to help you get there. Whether it’s honing your skills or building your network; we know that success can’t come without growth. Our programs equip you with the knowledge and training you need to play a valuable role on your team; and establish a long-term career here. At Citi; we value internal mobility; and career growth is not a question of if; but when.
We invite you to join us for our Internship Networking Evening, where you will hear from key note speakers across our ICG and Consumer business, and meet people from the numerous teams that have intern opportunities available this summer.
Due to seating limitations, this session is invite only. Penultimate year students who attach their resume will receive first preference. Successful registrants will receive an email invitation confirming their attendance at the event.
Please register here before 11:59 PM Monday 1st July
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J.P. Morgan Online Academy

J.P. Morgan is hosting virtual events for candidates to attend from anywhere they are.

Through the J.P. Morgan Online Academy, students from all majors and backgrounds can learn how to get their career off to a great start. The interactive webinars’ topics include: career advice, recruitment process, business overviews and hot trends in the news. 

This is your chance to hear from J.P. Morgan employees directly and get your questions answered in real time through J.P. Morgan’s live Q&A. 

For more information on the webinar series, visit this link: https://careers.jpmorgan.com/global/en/students/programs/online-academy

To sign up for sessions today, register here: https://event.on24.com/eventRegistration/EventLobbyServlet?target=reg20.jsp&referrer=&eventid=2000829&sessionid=1&key=8885F1B902133C52267A675BE9EEA147&regTag=538607&sourcepage=register

Capital W Alumna: The Catalyst

Stephanie Pow

Stephanie Pow founded Capital W in 2007 with a group of like-minded young women, all passionate about equipping young women to “tackle any role”. 

After graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance), Stephanie completed an MBA from University of Pennsylvania- Wharton School and MPA from Harvard University. Stephanie is currently Strategy Director at Vend, a cloud-based POS software company. 

Keen to learn about Capital W’s influence on her life, we asked Stephanie about how she helped catalyse the women empowerment movement in UNSW.

What motivated you to start Capital W?
At eighteen, I had my first practical experience in business – an internship at UBS, working on the largest trading floor in the southern hemisphere. I continued in a part-time capacity during my second year of university and I often represented the firm at campus recruiting events. On multiple occasions, upon hearing that I worked on the trading floor, young women would exclaim, “I could never do that!” Truth be told, I would have said the same thing a year earlier if it were not for the fact that UNSW Finance Co-op had placed me there. Inspired by the opportunity to empower other women to tackle any role, as well as my own experience, I pitched the idea of Capital W to a group of like-minded friends and the rest, as they say, is history!

How has Capital W helped shape who you are today?
When I reflect on the early days of Capital W, I am reminded of the resourcefulness and tenacity of the founding team. The launch of Capital W was a success because the team truly believed in the mission we were out to achieve. We were all willing to go the extra mile, whether that involved asking friends of friends of friends for introductions to potential sponsors, working on Capital W related activities after wrapping up long internship work days or making awkward promotional videos to show at lectures (thankfully this was before YouTube was really big!). Over time, I have come to realise that the chance to be part of something like this is exceedingly rare. To this day, the fulfillment I experienced as part of the Capital W founding team continues to be my benchmark for whenever I am evaluating a new opportunity – and it’s a high bar to clear.

The theme for this year’s Capital W Annual Dinner is ‘She Means Business’. What does this theme mean to you?

When we started Capital W in 2007, the focus was very much on broadening the opportunity set for female business students (the ‘Lean In’ approach if you like). In the ensuing decade, we’ve seen a greater acknowledgement of the structural and systematic barriers that make it difficult for women to enter certain industries and to ascend. To me, the theme for the 2019 Capital W Annual Dinner ‘She Means Business’ speaks to the growing momentum around addressing and dismantling these barriers – recruitment methods, work arrangements, promotion criteria, the process for handling harassment and parental leave policies, just to name a few. While the task ahead is daunting, sorry is the fool who underestimates her.

Macquarie Upcoming Events

We have a number of upcoming events where you can learn more about our Summer Internship Program. If you would like to attend one of these events, please visit our events page to register your interest.

22 May – Macquarie Summer Internship Evening

During this event you will have the opportunity to learn about our 2019 internship opportunities from previous graduates across our diverse business groups.

3 June – Macquarie Capital Summer Internship Evening

During this event you will have the opportunity to learn about our 2019 Macquarie Capital internship opportunities as well as hear from, and network with, current professionals and graduates across diverse business areas.

6 June – Female Business Series – Moments that Matter

This event is an opportunity for you to learn more about the key stages of our recruitment process and hear tips from, and network with, some of our employees.

17 June – Martin Place Redevelopment case study

During this event you will hear from representatives from Macquarie Capital, the Corporate Operations Group and the Risk Management Group about how they worked collaboratively on the Martin Place Redevelopment proposal and design.

If you are interested in attending any of these events, please visit our events page to register your interest.

For more information on our Summer Internship Program, please visit our website.

If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Looking Back on Past Annual Dinners 2016-18

Having started the countdown to Capital W’s Annual Dinner 2019: She Means Business, we decided to take this opportunity to look back on past themes and keynote speakers. 

2016: Be Inspired, Be Inspiring

‘Be Inspired, Be Inspiring’ encouraged students to draw inspiration from female business leaders’ experiences, which shaped their journeys to success and paved their paths to inspiring following generations.

Jacki Johnson, Group Executive, People, Performance and Reputation at IAG shared a glimpse into her career and how she used change as a force for good.

“The pace of change is so fast, and the world demands we adapt,” reminded Johnson as she emphasised the importance of embracing change. 

Her discussion of the challenges she faced in her career, inspired students to continually learn from every experience, both good and bad. 

Where is she now?

Johnson became Co-chairman of the United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative (UNEP FI) in 2019. UNEP FI aims to help banks, insurers and investors embed environmental, social and governance considerations in their business strategies.

2017: 1000 Cracks in the Ceiling

‘1000 Cracks in the Ceiling’ drew attention to the ‘glass ceiling.’ The theme highlighted the need to continue empowering the next generation of female business leaders and shatter the ‘glass ceiling’.

Nicola Wakefield Evans, Independent Non-Executive Director of the Lend Lease Group is a global leader for gender diversity. Evans discussed the issue of the ‘glass ceiling’ that still existed in the workplace despite the significant progress that was made. Her speech encouraged female students to continue their efforts to shatter the glass ceiling.

Where is she now?

Evans became Chairman of 30% Club Australia in 2018. The 30% Club advocates for diversity across ASX Chairs and Directors by working with senior business leaders to increase their contributions towards building gender diverse boards.

2018: Our Voice is Our Future

‘Our Voice is Our future’ emphasised the need to take further individual action to achieve gender equality outcomes. There is still progress to be made for voices of women to be heard in the workplace and this can be achieved by further empowering young women.

Jen Dalitz, CEO of Women in Banking and Finance is an internationally recognised thought leader for diversity and inclusion. Drawing from her ten years of experience on Boards in the financial services, agricultural and education sectors, Dalitz shared her thoughts on women in leadership and working in male-dominated industries. Her speech reinforced the need for further pragmatic action to achieve a gender-balanced economy.

Where is she now?

Dalitz joined the UNSW Business School Alumni Advisory Board Member in 2018, where she is involved in providing valuable input to new program development and student and alumni engagement.