Internships are designed to build professional and management skills to assist the successful and effective transition to graduate employment. The Co-op Program offers internship placements for current students who meet the minimum credit WAM. These internships are only available in a limited number of Co-op Program areas of study.
The actuarial profession is one of the most globalised professions. Recent UNSW graduates are working in roles in financial services and consulting; with software providers developing financial models for the life insurance market; in mergers and acquisitions in Australia and overseas; and directing strategy and supply chain consultancies.
Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians receive a
$107,000+ medium salary with projected strong future growth.
The number of people working in this field
grew very strongly over 5 years: from 4,400 in 2014 to 7,200 in 2019.
The following career paths are in high demand both locally and globally:
- Australian Taxation Office
- Banking and Finance
- Energy and Environment Consultant
- Funds Manager
- General and Health Insurance
- Insurance Analyst
- Investment, Life, General or Health Insurance
- Public Sector: Australia Prudential Regulation Authority, Risk Management and Analysis, Superannuation Consultant and Wealth Management
- Non-traditional areas such as IT, e-Commerce and Climate Change
Current graduate opportunities are advertised on the UNSW School of Risk and Actuarial Studies Student Forum Moodle page and on UNSW Careers and Employment.