One of our final year students from the Faculty of Law and Business has already secured a graduate position with Australia Post.
After graduating with a law and commerce degree in 2018, Emma Mackenzie will begin her new role in February next year. She is one of just 20 people to secure a graduate position with the company, amongst 3000 applicants.
Emma credited much of her success to her experiences at ACU.
In my second year, I co-founded the ACU Melbourne Cheer and Dance Club, and have been President of the club since 2014. I’m also on the Law Students’ Society committee - all this experience gave me invaluable leadership, teamwork and problem solving skills which are extremely important to employers. I also have a student job on campus, working in the Health, Sport and Wellbeing department as the Sporting Club Administrator. This role was a huge help in learning how to work collaboratively and in a multi-tiered workplace, as well as giving me interview experience and building my self confidence in a more professional working environment. I was also a recipient of an Endeavour Mobility grant awarded to me by ACU on behalf of the Australian Government last year, which saw me travel to London, Brussels, Gent and Rome to discuss globalisation, international trade and the European Union with international academics and ambassadors to Italy and the Holy See. This international experience is also looked very highly upon by employers, and an experience I wouldn't have had anywhere else. All of these experiences have added to my resume and helped me to be an employable graduate based on who I am as a person, not just my GPA.