Some people see data as facts and figures. But it’s more than that. It’s the lifeblood of your business. It contains your organization's history. And it’s trying to tell you something.
SAS helps you make sense of the message. As the leader in business analytics software and services, SAS transforms your data into insights that give you a fresh perspective on your business. You can identify what’s working. Fix what isn’t. And discover new opportunities.
We can help you turn large amounts of data into knowledge you can use, and we do it better than anyone. It’s no wonder an overwhelming majority of customers continue to use SAS year after year. We believe it’s because we hire great people to create great software and services.
SAS is the leader in analytics. Through innovative analytics, business intelligence and data management software and services, SAS helps customers at more than 80,000 sites make better decisions faster. Since 1976, SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
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SAS Work Placement Program
Transforming our customers' world by partnering with students to develop their STEM Talents
SAS has a long history of supporting Academia and of helping our customers meet their needs for talented people across Australia and New Zealand. One key way in which we do this is through the SAS Work Placement Program, a part of SAS’ Academic Outreach Initiative. The SAS Work Placement Program helps match STEM university students with SAS skills to SAS customers during university summer break. It allows organisations the chance to offer students an opportunity to demonstrate their skills using SAS solutions and allows students to put their theoretical study into practice, giving them real world experience in a corporate environment, across a range of industries. Two organisations that have benefited from the Work Placement Program are Flexigroup and Nine Network.
We are inviting work-eligible, penultimate, and final year STEM students from SAS-sponsored University courses and/or those students who have participated in the SAS Programming 1 or SAS Statistics 1 via eLearning courses or have completed the SAS Visual Analytics & Visual Statistics tutorials, to apply.
Do you share our passion? Want to get involved?
*Registration for the Summer 2016/17 Program are now closed
(Academic Management System, AMS)
“An Invaluable 3 month experience that kick started my career in the Business Intelligence domain. I would suggest everyone to look for this program to effectively start their career in BI or Data Analytics.”
University of New South Wales
(Westpac Australia Ltd)
“The SAS Work Placement program is definitely a wonderful opportunity to gain a great exposure to working environment before graduating from university. Every day I learnt something new about SAS and the whole banking business in general.”
“It's definitely a great programme for graduate students. During the internship, I could not only use my SAS skills to handle large and complex datasets of a bank, but also build up models to improve effectiveness of bank's campaigns.”
University of New South Wales
“The SAS Work Placement Program opportunity is a great entry into corporate world and shows me how useful data analytics can be in banking industry.”
Victoria University of Wellington
“It was a very unique experience and a great opportunity to take coming straight out of university as it gave me a good taste of what working in industry is like. From this experience it has lead me to my passion of working with large data sets and data analytics.”
University of New South Wales
“The experience I gained in data management and analysis throughout my work is invaluable. I developed many crucial work place skills such as communication, team work and presentation skills. I enjoyed being able to utilise and expand my SAS skills by writing complex SAS programs to carry out actuarial calculations.”
University of Queensland
(Australian Credit Union, CUA)
“The placement allowed me to get a snapshot of what it takes to be a successful analyst in the Australian financial sector. The challenging, yet fun workplace was just a huge plus in addition to the valuable skills I gained throughout the 12 weeks.”
Read how Westpac NZ was seeking SAS trained students to assist with a number of projects
The University of Auckland
(Westpac New Zealand Ltd)
“There is no doubt that the SAS work placement program has taken me to the job I have passion for. In this program, what you can gain is not only the experience in data analytics and modelling, but also, more precisely, the way to build your business thinking by working in the real industry. The more value you can deliver to businesses by thinking the data, the more valuable you will be.”
"The SAS Work Placement Program has provided me with the incredible opportunity to work in both the insurance and banking industry even before I finished my tertiary studies. As much as it is a resume builder, the value is in the skills and experience that you develop on the job, especially now, having seen how powerful SAS is in data analytics".
"The experience with the program have been remarkable from the beginning to the end. Not only I gained an extensive amount of SAS and BI knowledge throughout the placement period, but I also learnt about various business processes and infrastructures in the insurance industry".
Erica Jingwen Hu
University New South Wales
"It is absolutely amazing that I could apply what I have learned in class and training to real work.".
University of Sydney
"This program represented an incredible opportunity to get my foot in the door".
University of Sydney
"Started working on SAS from day one and the work was pretty challenging. A lot of support from the team. Learnt a great deal about the banking industry".
University New South Wales
"Overall the three months work experience was invaluable to me on a personal and professional level and I highly suggest anyone who wants to work in the data analytics or IT industry to take part in this SAS work placement opportunity and at the end of my work placement I was offered a permanent position with the Data Warehouse team.".
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SAS Graduate Program
Providing graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in analytics and data science
The SAS Graduate Program provides an outstanding career opportunity, for work eligible university students to join our highly innovative and customer driven business.
The program offers students:
The opportunity to join a year long learning and development program, designed to allow graduates to apply the skills they have learnt during their university degree
To tackle real world data analytics problems.
We are inviting final year STEM students to apply.
I joined SAS in the start of 2011. It was one of the most fortunate experiences of my life to be accepted into the SAS graduate program. The program is well structured and set me up for success. Within 6 months of joining the program I was placed permanently into the Technical Support team where I have remained until today. With the groundwork laid through the awesome training program I was successfully able to progress my career and am now a senior engineer.
For me personally, coming out of University at the age of 20, I really wanted to be part of something that had some kind of relevance. In terms of industry, I feel as though the information industry is extremely relevant, which was something that definitely appealed to me. The fact that SAS is an international and market leader in this industry, made it an even more appealing prospect for someone like myself who is keen to gain experience and continue my learning process.
From the word go, it became very clear that I was going to learn a lot at SAS. Within minutes of starting my Graduate role, I was learning about one of the many solutions SAS offers to its customers. I am blown away by how much I have already learned, and excited at what I will be able to learn through the extensive opportunities for training and practical experience. It will be fantastic to be able to rotate between various areas of expertise within SAS, and discover what I can really do, and what I really enjoy doing. I am looking forward to meeting more SAS clients, and seeing how I can help empower them to make better business decisions.
I joined SAS Australia in January 2001 as part of a graduate intake program. Having just graduated from a cooperative scholarship degree at UNSW the year prior, I had already had a taste of the commercial workforce through some industry placements, but having a technical bent I was still keen to continue learning. As a technology company, SAS provided ample opportunity for this – with a chance for me to both learn specialist technical skills, and to work within different departments to really understand how the software business operates.
The best aspect of my job would definitely be the working environment and the actual work itself. SAS’s philosophy of taking incentives to keep their employees happy has seen it stay on top of the “Great companies to work for” list consistently. This is complimented by the dynamic nature of working with analytics with the latest technology, which means the mind is constantly stimulated to working towards finding new solutions. The work and excellent work environment means we are constantly motivated to perform and produce great results in the process.
The ANZ SAS graduate program has a unique structure that gives graduates the flexibility and opportunity to excel at the area that best meets their skills.
Kris Avila, Technical Consultant, SAS Australia & New Zealand
Do you want to pursue a career where you can be a part of transforming our customers worlds? Want to get involved?
For more than three decades, SAS has partnered with colleges and universities around the world to provide students, faculty and staff with the skills and knowledge they need to become tomorrow's leaders. The local SAS Academic Program has a number of support initiatives that will assist you in your teaching and research. As part of a SAS software license, SAS can provide; course materials, SAS publications, guest lecturers, discounted SAS certification for students and links to industry internships.
The new SAS University Edition is no cost use of SAS foundational technologies, ideal for data and statistical analysis in teaching, research and self-paced learning. Available via quick download from the web, SAS University Edition is offered to learners worldwide for use on PCs or Macs.
SAS OnDemand for Academics provides a no-cost online delivery model to professors for teaching and students for learning data management and analytics. By connecting to a SAS server in the cloud, users access the analytical power of SAS software through a user-friendly, point-and-click interface.
Incorporate hands-on experience with SAS Visual Analytics into instruction at no cost through a partnership with Teradata University Network (TUN) and SAS. SAS Visual Analytics allows you and your students to explore data, create reports, and share results to the Web and mobile devices. In addition to the software, professors also have access to related teaching materials. A broadband connection is required.