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Rosa Wang - 2018 graduate
What's your university background? Actuarial Studies/Science (Statistics) at UNSW.
Can you describe a day in the life of your current rotation? (What division are you in; what have you learned; what have you been involved in?)
When I was in Analytics, I spent a few months working in the ‘Vulnerable Customer’ stream of Customer Futures. I learned about different analytics techniques (topic modelling, LDA, PCA…), started to code (Python, R, SAS…), and learnt to bring all this together to tell a story. We hot-desk, and the flexible working style meant that I was sitting somewhere different every day. I learnt a lot about communication as well, since we were working in a cross-functional team; how to interact with people in different areas of the business.
Describe in three words your experience on the graduate program so far: Valuable, varied, supported
What has the support network at IAG been like for you as a Grad?
Genuine; people really care about your growth. There are various avenues for support, depending on what kind of support you need. There’s tones of support from the grad-program team (Rachel - Grad Manager, Grad Buddies etc.), about all things IAG and general career related. Technical wise, my managers and team buddies have all been incredibly patient and encouraging and go out of their way to help me understand things.
What has been your most memorable experiences you have had on the Grad program?
We’re incredibly lucky that the program allows us to rotate across teams! One of the teams in my rotation was Melbourne based, so I asked if I could move down to Melbourne for a while and ended up working there for two months. One day, our team went to lawn bowls, and then we went and got banh mi after. It was super cute, and there was a lot of banter; it was really fun.
If you could give one piece of advice to a student applying for the Graduate Program, what would it be?
I couldn’t think of a way to make this not sound cheesy, but here’s the most honest advice I can think of: be yourself. Interviews are as much about companies finding a cultural fit, as a skills fit. So honestly, be authentic; let what you say reflect your character, your values, your motivations.