|UBS offers a fully covered, week long Leadership program for young women in Year 11. The program is residential and participants stay at Women’s College at the University of Sydney. The New South Wales Secondary Principals’ Council has supported the program since its inception.
UBS Young Women's Leadership Academy
Aims of the Academy are to:
• make leadership possible for young women
• introduce year 11 students to a diverse group of contemporary women leaders
• provide some assistance in helping young women dream beyond their experience
• demonstrate the possibilities and satisfaction of a career in business
• encourage leadership aspirations in young women
• provide leadership skills development.
UBS works in conjunction with Women’s College, Sydney University and the NSW Secondary Schools Association to give 50 (female) students from public high schools in ACT, NSW and VIC the chance to explore the possibilities and satisfaction of further education and perhaps a career in business. The objective of the Academy is to provide leadership skills to recognized emerging and potential women leaders in the school and community.
The students are introduced to a diverse group of contemporary women leaders and provide them with assistance to help them look beyond their experience. We hope to encourage leadership aspirations in young women and to provide some leadership skills development.
Public High School Principals receive application details for the Academy at the beginning of Term 1.
UBS Finance Academy
The annual UBS Finance Academy program has been created around the theme of finance with the objective of providing leadership in banking education with a particular focus on senior secondary school students. It introduces students to a wide range of career opportunities in banking.
Fifty Year 11 students are selected each year from a broadly based cross section of public schools in NSW, ACT and Victoria. There is an expressed interest in providing an opportunity to students who have limited visions of careers in banking perhaps for reasons of no family background in this area, no awareness in the education system and no friends or role models to turn to.
We look for the best and brightest Year 11 students from the public school sector and while the focus is on investment banking, there are opportunities to meet interesting and inspirational people and visit special places in Sydney. The Academy offers students a chance to explore a previously unknown career opportunity and develop new relationships with their peer group members from other schools. An ideal outcome would be that students return to their final year of study with an intellectual and social advantage and an interest in pursuing a career in the world of banking.
The program is residential and participants stay at Dunmore Lang College, Macquarie University. General costs are covered by UBS.
Public High School Principals receive application details for the Academy in Term 2.
UBS Finance Industry Update
UBS has developed a free one day seminar held annually in April for secondary school economics teachers and careers advisors with an interest in the current and future outlook for Australian and international economies and those wanting to provide their students with additional information on finance topics.
This one day event focuses on the outlook, challenges and opportunities facing the Australian and global economy. We hope that providing timely, relevant information on the financial markets combined with the opportunity for participant networking will benefit teachers personally as well as in the classroom.
The keynote address will focus on the current global economic climate and emerging economic trends in the housing market, interest rates and exchange rates. It will also examine the implications of the growth of China and emerging economies on Australian domestic markets.
The agenda also includes an opportunity for teachers to visit the trading floor and an opportunity for careers advisors to explore career pathways in financial services.
Look out for posters on your notice boards.