UNSW named AFR’s Most Employable University

UNSW Sydney has been recognised for the employability of its students in the Top100 Future Leaders Competition 2021 for the second year in a row, with a record-breaking 37 students named as most employable students. It’s the highest number of students to be selected from one institution since the inception of the awards in 2014.

The Top100 Future Leaders Competition, jointly hosted by GradConnection and The Australian Financial Review, aims to identify the top emerging talent from Australia’s university students. Students took part in a highly competitive process, including psychometric testing, video interviews and participation in an assessment event with top employers.

AFR GradConnection Awards 2021
Pictured: Anna Gurevich, Mark Uncles, Courtney Wright, James Meade, Leanne Piggott

Two of the UNSW students in the Top 100 were also category winners for highly competitive employer awards, including Bachelor of Information Systems (Hons) student Jessica Lawson who won the Coles IT Top100 Future Leader Award, and Bachelor of Commerce/Law student Alexandra Zoras who won the Ashurst Law Top100 Future Leader Award.

Other UNSW students to reach the Top100 Future Leaders list were: Amy Bentley, Alex Cai, Tiffany Chan, Calvin Ching, Samantha Chung, Ivy Dong, Akchaeya Easswarakumar, Matthew Fu, Desmond Ho, Ryan Jeon, Adarsh Jeggannagari, Daniel Jiang-Zhu, Derek Komban, Vanessa Khuu, James Li, Kate Li, Laurel Lu, Nancy Mao, Brittney Monk, Fay Poulos, Venetia Ridge, Dylan Sanusi-Goh, Brodie Scarfe, Garima Sharma, Tina Sharma, James Trumble, Bonnie Wang, Chloe Wang, Cole Wang, Travis Wu, Cathy Xu, Lillian Yana, Kelly Yoon, Illian Yuan and Wendy Zheng.

The win builds on UNSW’s record in last year’s awards, which saw 27 students named as Most Employable Students.

180 Degrees Consulting (180DC) won the SEEK Most Engaged Student Society Award. The UNSW Business School Most Popular Business and Commerce Employer Award was awarded to Westpac Group. The UNSW Most Popular Graduate Employer Award was awarded to the NSW Government.

Congratulations to all our high-achieving students and colleagues on this outstanding achievement. 


This article was first published in Inside UNSW.


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