Shayne Hooper

'The project was one of the most rewarding experiences I got the privilege of participating in...'

  • Shayne

Bachelor of Commerce in Management and Marketing

Support Consultant, Brannigans

With a passion for business, Shayne chose to major in both Management and Marketing.

Enrolling at UC for its community-centred lifestyle, Shayne’s degree studies evolved over time to incorporate a Human Resources perspective on business.

‘I enjoyed learning about different ways in which organisations could get people to purchase their goods or services, especially the way that customers’ needs and wants are analysed in order to best appeal to them and the strategic elements around this,’ he says.

‘I also chose to study Management because I wanted to learn more about managing and organising people and organisations. As I progressed through my studies, I found that I enjoyed the Human Resources aspect of management, and how people are often the most important resource.’

During his final year, Shayne gained first-hand experience with an MGMT 390 Intern Consulting Project at Connetics, a company specialising in electricity networks.

‘The goal of my intern project was to do an in depth look into wellbeing in the context of Connetics, and come up with a recommended wellbeing programme that was the best fit, provided strong ROI (Return on Investment), was valued by their staff, and was innovative,’ he says.

Shayne spent a number of weeks interviewing people in the company, and external wellbeing services, and then presented a report of his findings to Connetics.

‘The project involved me getting to learn about the organisation, how it ran, and the people who worked there. I also had to get a strong understanding of what wellbeing was, what a successful wellbeing programme looked like, and how this could be applied to Connetics,’ he says.

‘It felt really good when I finished my project to see the culmination of what I had been working on for the past 13 weeks, and got to present to those who had helped me, and were interested in the work I had been doing. It was very rewarding to see all the hard work coming together and getting to share what I had learnt about wellbeing, and the ideas I had for the organisation.

‘I also grew a lot personally thanks to doing this project. I believe that the project was one of the most rewarding experiences I got the privilege of participating in at university.’

After graduating Shayne landed a role with recruitment and HR consultancy company Brannigans.

‘This is an amazing opportunity that I was really lucky to secure. In my role I do all of the advertising of our jobs, maintaining our client and candidate database, event management, a little bit of recruitment, and a bit of HR consultancy as well.

‘The knowledge and skills I gained in my internship were invaluable in helping me get this role, and perform well in it.’

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