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First HR Internship with Citi

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News created: 03 May 2010

Joshua CassMacquarie University's Joshua Cass is the first Macquarie Human Resource student to have been selected for the Citigroup summer internship. As an intern with the world’s leading financial services institution, Joshua has had the opportunity to learn from the best in the field.

The internship program was organised in 2009 by Professor Lucy Taksa and Peter Cappie-Wood, then Head of Human Resources for Citi’s Australia / New Zealand franchise. The 10 week paid program partnered the intern with experienced members of the Citi Human Resources team to provide a unique opportunity to learn the workings of a large global organisation.

As Joshua Cass put it:  “I definitely recommend all students to undertake an internship at some stage during their studies. As an intern, you’re exposed to an array of responsibility whereby you develop personally and professionally. Internships also provide countless networking opportunities; I know from my experience that I’ve met a number of friends that will continue to help me in the future with my studies and my career”.

Joshua was in the penultimate year of his Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Human Resources, when he was offered the Citigroup internship. Over the 10 weeks, Joshua was directly involved with various HR function areas at Citi and worked on projects ranging from parental leave policy, compensation and benefits procedures to running the 2010 graduate recruitment drive. Many of Joshua’s recommendations for the parental leave process have been approved by the Chief Executive Officer of Citigroup for 2010.


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