The SIBI Intern Program

The SIBI Intern Program was established in late 2011 as a development initiative to equip graduates and undergraduates with marketable technical and business skills to improve their employment prospects.

Interns join the Program in project management, business analyst, BI development and communication roles. To date a total of eight students have been accepted into the Program, two of whom have transitioned into permanent full-time positions with the University.

Current interns

Huong Trang (Emma) Vu joined the SIBI Intern Program as a Business Intelligence Intern during October 2013. In this position she works in a number of rotational roles and is gaining experience in business analysis, data analysis, data modelling and business intelligence (BI) development.

Emma is currently completing a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Business Information Systems as an international student and says that the SIBI Intern Program is an excellent learning opportunity that enables her to apply her theoretical knowledge in an Australian workplace setting.

“SIBI is giving me fantastic insight into the Australian workplace including the ability to use my academic knowledge in a supportive team environment”.

Claudia Hozumi Guima joined the SIBI Intern Program during May 2013 as a Junior Project Coordinator. She completed her Master of Project Management during 2013 and is responsible for coordinating process improvements, gathering project requirements and developing frameworks and strategies for the SIBI Program.

“My background is quite diverse. After studying Industrial Engineering I worked for manufacturing companies. Later I was employed as an Internal Auditor in the mining industry before relocating to Japan where I was employed to promote international relations between the Japanese government and South America.” Claudia said.

“As I am new to IT, it is a very challenging job. However, I can say that I am learning a lot, not only about business intelligence (BI) and IT, but also about working with a group of talented people in a very culturally diverse environment.”

Past interns

Paul Lui joined the SIBI Intern Program during 2011 to work on the SIBI design. During his time with the SIBI Intern Program Paul worked in consultation with the University’s branding department to develop the design and overall look and feel of SIBI.

Paul transitioned into a Senior Business Analyst position with the University's Finance team during December 2013.

Elizabeth Zhengyan Hu joined the SIBI Intern Program in August 2012 as a Junior Business Intelligence Analyst. She studied a Bachelor of Commerce with a major in Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney. In addition to working as a BI Analyst, she also facilitated SIBI training and supported business intelligence report development.

“I found the SIBI Team very supportive. It was great to work and learn from such a diverse group of people.” Elizabeth said.

Elizabeth transitioned into a full-time Business Analyst role with the SIBI Program during December 2012.

Andrea Haener joined the SIBI Intern Program in July 2013 as Junior Communications and Engagement Coordinator. With the aim of proactively supporting a wide variety of stakeholder groups within the University, Andrea coordinated and developed communication activities and material including SIBI Bulletin and PSU newsletter articles, SIBI Getting Started guides and SIBI website content.

“Working on the SIBI Program was a valuable experience which gave me the opportunity to utilise and build on the business and communication knowledge obtained through my studies.” Andrea said.