UWS celebrates success with students and industry partners

Chancellor Peter Shergold and Sarah Callus

Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold and Sarah Callus

Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold recently awarded outstanding certificates for students of the University of Western Sydney’s Careers & Cooperative Education Internship Program.

Professor Shergold met with and presented businesses and students awards for outstanding achievements and partnership with the Internship program of 2012/2013.

Sarah Callus, who is undertaking a Science and Health degree, worked with Penrith City Council as their Intern Waste Education Support Officer. Sarah led the team in the roll out of Council’s Love Food Hate Waste workshop and for her efforts received a special Ministerial commendation for customer service from the NSW Office of State Revenue.

Chancellor Peter Shergold and Ralph Pusong

Chancellor Professor Peter Shergold and Ralph Pusong

Ralph Pusong, who has now completed his Business degree, worked as an intern with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CBA) as a Customer and Channel Analyst. During his internship, Ralph conducted an attrition analysis that now helps CBA retain small business customers, worth many millions of dollars. Ralph has now been offered permanent employment by the CBA as a result of his great work.

Industry Partner, Angela Derks from Schneider Electric gave the Industry Partner address this year and accepted the Loyal Industry Partner award for hosting 14 students over the last three years.

Freny Tayebjee, manager of the UWS Career & Cooperative Education unit says that since its inception in 1995 over 2,250 students have successfully completed an internship, with the majority gaining ongoing work as a direct result of their placement.

Contact the UWS Internship program on internships@uws.edu.au or (02) 4736 0424.


18 June 2013

Contact: Paul Grocott, Senior Media Officer

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