Clients and mentors

The mentoring partnership

The CBE Careers and Student Employability team have a longstanding relationship with Strategy&, world-class management consultants, who mentor participating SIP students with their cases.

Working under their guidance, participating students not only identified issues facing their client and searched for business solutions, but they also learned valuable lessons from the experienced professionals at Strategy&.


Semester 2, 2023
Students worked with the NDIS Quality & Safeguards Commission to develop a strategy to engage children and young people with disability and their supporters to be aware of their rights as participants of the NDIS, and to have their voices heard.

Semester 1, 2023
Students worked with the National Museum of Australia to investigate options to redesign the energy use of the museum, both from an environmental and practical viewpoint.

Semester 1 & 2, 2022
Students worked with CSIRO to research, build and propose a complete strategic and operational case to improve the impact work that underpins the planning of initiatives within CSIRO. 

Semester 2, 2021
Students worked with SolarShare, an ACT-based community solar farm. They explored the organisation's sustainable investment opportunities to share a connection with their energy supply, their investment, their community and their environment. 

Semester 1, 2021
Students worked with the ACT Government Economic Development Division on a range of business cases, including an analysis of the Renewable Energy Sector, economic performance in relation to data analytics and reporting on economic performance, investment attraction and skills data integration.

Semester 2, 2020
Students worked with Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation to discover the capacity of Australians, and specifically Australian Public Servants and Defence Force Members, to invest in their retirement over the course of their lifetime, assigning a score-based metric to optimise their retirement outcomes.

Semester 1, 2020
Students worked with Twofold Aboriginal Corporation to implement a multipurpose platform that sustains Jigamy as a regional centre for Indigenous culture through the organisation of the Giiyong Festival and related cultural and ecotourism activities.

Semester 2, 2019
Students worked with the Royal Australian Mint on the interplay between the use of cash (coins specifically) and the impact that this may have on the collectable coins business line over the next decade.

Semester 1, 2019
Students worked with Meat and Livestock Australia on an opportunity to delve deeper into the prospects for specific red meat products such as Wagyu, Angus; products with specific attributes such as higher marbling; grass-fed, natural or organic offerings; and niche or unique cuts.

Semester 2, 2018
Students worked with St John Ambulance on various transformation projects to eliminate the financial and cultural pressures faced by the organisation, and looking for ways to modernise it.

Semester 1, 2018
Students worked with the National Australia Bank to assist government departments and come up with recommendations that will add value as they move towards digital transformation.

Semester 2, 2017
Students worked with a social enterprise; a non-profit company located in South Australia called Community Living Australia.

Semester 1, 2017
Students worked to address a business problem/issue for Unilever, one of the largest and most successful international product and brand management companies.

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