In this post, Zoe shares how she scored a Co-op scholarship for accounting.
I am a 3rd year UNSW Accounting Co-op recipient. I was successful in securing both UNSW and UTS Co-op scholarships but chose to accept UNSW because of the university’s reputation in the industry and the opportunity to complete a third internship. I have completed an internship at the NSW Treasury Corporation, worked as a Project Manager for Baycorp Australia, and am currently completing my second internship at Coca-Cola Amatil. I have been offered graduate positions from all three firms.
I found it difficult to choose between the UNSW and UTS Co-op Programs. I encourage students to apply for both programs. However, you should be well-informed, as in the event that you have to choose between programs, this has to be a quick decision.
|UNSW Co-op Program||UTS Co-op Program|
|Program Length||4 years||3 years|
|No. of 6-month internships||3||2|
|Academic Requirements||Must maintain Credits in all subjects (Distinction for Finance Stream)||Must pass|
|Number of positions (Accounting) offered||8-10||30-40|
|Class structure||Attend normal Bachelor of Commerce classes||Only attend class with Co-op scholars in your stream|
|Graduate Recruitment||Offers ‘speed recruitment’ session||Sponsors recruit directly from within program|