Student secures strategic post

Student secures strategic post

Kathleen O'Shea

2 December 2013: A University of Canberra student has turned an internship as part of her studies into a full-time job with a leading consultancy which provides strategic advice to businesses and governments worldwide.

Megan van Putten has been offered a full-time job with strategic management and knowledge consulting firm, Noetic Solutions, who advise government, business and NGO’s both nationally and internationally.

Megan van Putten

Megan van Putten has scored a job at a strategic consultancy Noetic Solutions based on a UC internship. Photo supplied

Ms van Putten was chosen for the internship as she was one of the top students in the National Security unit taught by former Chief of Army Peter Leahy.

“I’m very thankful to have had the opportunity to complete an internship through UC as it has led to this career opportunity,” Ms van Putten said.

The internship gave her the opportunity to work on her own project for a client, including research tasks, preparing for client meetings and workshops, reviewing project deliverables and writing case studies for the final report.

“In every task I was given I was able to utilise skills I gained throughout my studies at UC; such as research and analysis, writing, presentation skills and problem solving.”

The final-year student completed the internship last year, receiving credit towards her degree of a Bachelor of Politics and International Relations.

“I would definitely recommend the UC internship unit to all students,” she said.

With her graduation early next year, Ms van Putten will begin her new role as a full-time consultant with the firm this month.

“I’m really happy and excited. I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to find work after completing my studies but luckily I have.”