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A brand new ballgame: Students, software and startups

This summer, four software technology and engineering students completed internships at an ambitious Sydney startup, moneyball.com.au. The students developed vital professional skills in an environment that is impossible to replicate outside industry, while representing Macquarie’s programs and technologies to a new audience – and two were subsequently offered roles at the company.

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Evaluation, Internships and Community Partners 

Our undergraduate students enrolled in the PACE unit “Internships in Social Research” frequently conduct evaluation studies for different community partners. However, we noticed that the time-frame of a single semester is too short for developing a sophisticated evaluation plan, as well as implementing it…

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Can internships prepare graduates for jobs that don’t yet exist?

By Lara Hardy, Online Student Support Officer, Off-campus Programs, Centre for Open Education

When a baby born today graduates from university in approximately 23 years’ time, the jobs they apply for may not even exist today.

With positions such as bank tellers, travel agents, cashiers, posties, and print journalists likely facing extinction by 2034, Associate Professor Elisabetta Magnani, of the Australian Business School at the University of New South Wales, says that with future changes in technology, the human traits of “compassion and intelligence” will be required to distinguish a person in their field in order to make sure they are perceived as “necessary” in the workforce.

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