Coop Alumni Network (CAN)

Coop Alumni Network also known as CAN, is a network forum for previous Careers program students. All students who have completed or are currently completing a placement with Careers become a member and are invited to the annual CAN Function. This includes placements from the:

  • Jobs On Campus (JOC) program
  • Internship Program
  • International Internship Program 

All past and current placement students are invited to network with the expertise, knowledge and experience of former students and industry partners while engaging with keynote speakers of the night. It encourages past students to form a strong and supportive community that can further develop CAN members, both personally and professionally.


Recent CAN Event

Celebrating 20 Years of the Internship Program

We recently held the 2015 CAN Event at Parramatta Campus on 21 May 2015. Footage from the event can be viewed in the video above.

Only those who have completed or are currently completing a placement with Careers can be members of CAN. This includes past students who have done and current students who are currently completing a placement.


CAN Function 2014

Global Connections – A Career with No Boundaries

 CAN Function 2014

On Tuesday, 5 August 2014 CAN members engaged in this year's hot topic: Global Connections – A Career with No Boundaries

Attendees got straight into the night with the Cross-Cultural Embarrassing Stories activity facilitated by Careers Education Consultant, Jackie Simpson. It was an energetic and fun activity in which attendees formed smaller groups to tell their embarrassing travel stories and how they overcame it. 

This was followed by two very special keynote speakers to hone in on the theme of global connections. Karl Gessner from Deloitte Private kicked off the first presentation followed by Andreas Zagas from Tata Consultancy Services. Both presentations were engaging and insightful with the students feeling a little starstruck at having the opportunity to listen to partners from such global companies! 

Guests were freshened with some light food and drink which brought together the networking segment of the night where students were able to speak with Mr. Gessner and Mr. Zagas.


Annual Careers Awards

The Careers Awards Function is held annually to recognise our many fantastic students and graduates who complete internships and our very supportive industry partners from Greater Western Sydney and beyond who provided these opportunities.

These programs enable industry partners to access talented students to gain valuable experience. This special evening brings together industry partners, students and their families and celebrates the completion of internships from a wide range of disciplines.

View the photos from the 2014 Awards Night (opens in a new window)

For more information on Alumni Events, please see the Events feed on the Alumni Home Page.