UNSW Sandbox Society

UNSW Sandbox Society

Our vision is equipping students with career ready skills through team based sandbox modelled projec

Operating as usual


๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ“With final exams starting in just a week, UNSW Sandbox Society will be sharing a few tips with you to keep yourself well-rested and prepped for finals week ๐Ÿ“ ๐Ÿ’™
1. Get plenty of rest and good sleep (aim for those 8 hours rather than all nighters!)๐Ÿ˜ด

2. Create a set study plan ๐Ÿ“– and prioritise what needs to be revised more - that way you can feel more prepared!

3. Take regular breaks in between studying - whether itโ€™s going to get a snack ๐Ÿซor a favourite drink๐Ÿต. These will help improve focus and concentration by feeling more reenergised to start studying againโœจ

4. ๐Ÿ”ฅSpice up๐Ÿ”ฅ your studying by studying with friends and in a group setting

5. Set yourself with small goals to stay motivated and slowly build๐Ÿ› your way up to bigger goals!

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 11/04/2022

USS is proud to announce affiliation with UNSW Business School and Career Accelerator for 2022 ๐Ÿ’™

As a relatively new society, we're extremely proud to have achieved this milestone and would like thank everyone who has supported us. We're excited to see the new heights USS will achieve in the coming years and will continue to enrich the personal and professional development of the UNSW student community.


Humans of USS-

Meet Jeremy Yang! One of our Sandbox project contestants this term studying Bachelor of Architectural Studies. Jeremy joined the Sandbox project hoping to improve his communication skills, collaborate with a variety of people with different experiences, and ultimately come together to create an impactful solution. He particularly loves โ€œestablishing connections with more people and broadening (his) perspectiveโ€.

A goal Jeremy has for himself is to increase the quality of his architectural works by learning new software. He wishes to up-skill his technical abilities so that he may be more flexible and adaptable in the workforce and create exquisite architectural visualisations. He looks forward to using these skills to work on extremely modern and futuristic designs very soon.

Finally, his message to all our members out there is to โ€œbe more confident and embrace the experienceโ€.


UNSW Sandbox Society would like officially introduce our mascot

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿฆ˜ ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ก๐——๐—ฌ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—•๐—ข๐—ซ๐—œ๐—ก๐—š ๐—ž๐—”๐—ก๐—š๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—ข ๐Ÿฆ˜๐Ÿ’™

Keep an eye for this lil kangaroo in our upcoming posts and events โœจ

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 02/04/2022

Last Sunday, USS had our Pitch Night event where attendees could develop their pitching skills. We were joined by judges from HP:

๐Ÿ’™Adrian Thake (National Commercial Enterprise Sales Manager)
๐Ÿ’™Dickson Mai (Go To Market Management Associate)
๐Ÿ’™Brad Eberand (Internal Account Manager)
๐Ÿ’™Vijay Srinivas (Pricing Manager & Digital Transformation Lead)

The calibre of pitches was outstanding and our judges from HP were thoroughly impressed.

Thank you all for attending, we hope the Pitch Night event was valuable to you all! We hope to see you at USS' upcoming 2022 events.


๐Ÿšจ Flexibility week alert! ๐Ÿšจ
Good luck with exams everyone! ๐Ÿ€๐Ÿ’ช
USS wishes you a flexibility week that is both productive and relaxing. ๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ’ป
โ‡๏ธ Stay tuned for our upcoming events! โ‡๏ธ


Last Sunday USS held our Subcommittee Induction where we welcomed our new members for 2022! We were lucky to receive a range of quality applicants and would like to sincerely thank everyone who applied.โœจ

A big congratulations to all our incoming Subcommittee members of 2022! We had such an amazing time meeting and getting to know you all, and participating in a range of bonding challenges which helped bring us closer!

As a new and growing society, we are thrilled to have you on board to help shape the future visions of USS, and are excited to see you all flourish and grow this year ๐Ÿ’•


On Thursday we held our โ€œCorporate Sustainability Workshopโ€ helping students discover the ways in which people can use technology to address challenges and achieve tangible results on the environment. ๐ŸŒฒ๐Ÿ•Š

During our workshop, we were joined by our very special guest Cass Cross. Cass shared with students the vital impact that environmental, financial and social sustainability plays in shaping and maintaining a brighter, more prosperous, future. ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿš€

We would like to thank Cass Cross for delivering such a profound and enlightening presentation. A recording of this workshop has been posted on our page, so be sure to check that out! Thanks to everyone who attended, and we look forward to seeing you all at our future events! ๐Ÿฅฐ


Humans of USS~

Meet Sreyas! One of our Sandbox project contestants this term studying a Bachelor of Commerce / Information Systems. Sreyas joined the Sandbox project hoping to gain the valuable experiences of collaborating with a diverse range of individuals, building important skills, and working on an Industry challenge. He particularly enjoys โ€œthinking creatively about the direction our solution will go inโ€.โœจ

A goal Sreyas has for himself is to be working in a role that allows him to be creative and solve problems in a meaningful way. Heโ€™s also found ways to use his time more effectively, developing himself through reading books while commuting on trainsโ€ฆ because phones got too boring!

Finally, his message to all our members out there is to โ€œTry your best to be creative and have heaps of fun with othersโฃ๏ธ


Introducing... Our first ever Humans of USS โœจ

Name: Andrew Alexander Suryanto
Degree: Computer Science/Mechatronic Engineering

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐š๐ญ๐ž๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ฃ๐จ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐’๐š๐ง๐๐›๐จ๐ฑ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ฃ๐ž๐œ๐ญ? ๐€๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ง๐๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ข๐ญ ๐ฌ๐จ ๐Ÿ๐š๐ซ?
I was initially convinced by a friend within Sandbox to go ahead and do the project, however as I got to know the project during the induction, I realised something quite remarkable that made me want to pursue the project further, regardless of how busy I currently am, there will be time for it. The thing I realised was the potentially unlimited potential for change possible through getting an audience with the HP representatives and judges. You can say what needs to be said and show the representatives what they need to see in terms of environmental accountability and human rights. The playing field may seem skewed and intimidating initially but in reality, you have nothing to lose and the whole world to gain.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฌ๐ก๐จ๐ซ๐ญ-๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฅ๐จ๐ง๐ -๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฆ ๐ ๐จ๐š๐ฅ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฅ๐Ÿ?
One short term goal that I have for myself would be the development of my techwear business and channel which is still in its early stages. Itโ€™s a place where Iโ€™ll be introducing viewers to skills and crafts often overlooked in favour of more high paying skills while making cool items and designs to possibly manufacture and sell. Iโ€™m hoping that Iโ€™ll be able to reach and inspire many people in a year or two.

One long term goal I have would be to fight my way up the corporate ladder in my professional office career to get to a position in a big tech company advising on the ethics of artificial intelligence and preventing potential abuses of such technology. I plan to have both my business and my professional career running at the same time, allowing me to take risks in both areas without fear while both areas indirectly support each other.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญโ€™๐ฌ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐๐จ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฐ๐ง ๐ฉ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ๐จ๐ง๐š๐ฅ ๐๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฅ๐จ๐ฉ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ?
One thing Iโ€™ve been doing for personal development would be generally broadening my horizons to all kinds of people and getting differing perspectives on uni, work, relationships and life in general. I find talking to individuals from different walks of life, especially those further down the path than I am or completely opposite to me very insightful and enlightening. You just never know what someoneโ€™s made of before you talk to them and figure out what makes them tick.

๐€๐ง๐ฒ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐๐ฌ ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ž๐ฑ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐š๐ง๐ ๐Ÿ๐ฎ๐ญ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ž ๐ฆ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ?

You have dreams? Great! Awesome. You are phenomenal. Go pursue them. The only one that can really stop you is yourself.

There is no excuse โ€œI donโ€™t have enough timeโ€. If you really wanted to do something, youโ€™d make time for it. That just means you donโ€™t want it enough.

You have no dreams? Take a step back from your life and find out what you enjoy doing and why. Then figure out how you can use that to the benefit of yourself, your environment and to others around you. From an early age I knew I wanted to be an inventor of some sort as I liked tinkering with stuff and making stuff with my hands. Then I figured coding would be an avenue where I could do that professionally, after which I also found out sewing wasnโ€™t that hard too which set my sights on all the other craftsman-like skills where you make things. Then I figured that I could also help others by letting people view me on my journey in hopes theyโ€™d be inspired by it, birthing my short term goal above.

You find yourself in a cushy privileged position, where your future is basically set and there isnโ€™t a single obstacle in your path to success paved with overwhelming funds and nepotism? Perhaps you could take the bold leap to step out of your comfort zone and leverage your power to help those that are less fortunate up. I myself, found myself landing an internship at a tech company before I even started university, consequently landing myself a job there the following year and Iโ€™ve taken it upon myself to put my capital towards my channel with the goal of inspiring others as well, for a worth living is a life with meaning.

Now then. I think that is all I have to say. Whoever you are, wherever you are, I know you have the potential to go far if you set your mind on it.

If you ever see me on campus, come and say hi! Iโ€™m more than willing to stop for a chat!

Best Wishes ~ Andrew Suryanto


๐Ÿ’™ ๐—ข๐—ก๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฎ ๐—›๐—ข๐—จ๐—ฅ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—š๐—ข ๐Ÿ’™

โ€ผ๏ธ The extended deadline is now 11:59pm Friday 4th March โ€ผ๏ธ Donโ€™t miss out on this opportunity to join the best team on campus! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Experience uni life to the fullest, learn new skills and grow yourself along the way. ๐Ÿ’• No experience needed and we welcome all years and degrees!

๐Ÿ’™ ๐—”๐—ฃ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—ฌ ๐—ก๐—ข๐—ช ๐Ÿ’™

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 03/03/2022

๐Ÿ’™ Meet our exec team (part 2 ๐Ÿ”ฅ): Poomijaa Shanmugathaas, Judy Wei, Fiona Wu & Ingrid Chen ๐Ÿ’™

โ—โ—If youโ€™re reading this youโ€™re in luck, our subcommittee recruitment has extended to Friday 4th March 11:59 โ—โ—

This is your absolute last chance so gogogo ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’จ

โœจhttps://www.facebook.com/events/487237806302568 โœจ

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 02/03/2022

๐Ÿ’™ Last but not least, meet our exec team (part 1 ๐Ÿ‘€): Neeraj Mirashi, Pooja Vyas and Nitish Manocha ๐Ÿ’™

Applications close in less than 12 hoursโ—โ—Time to speed write โœ๏ธyour application for a year of fun ๐Ÿ’ฅ and memories ๐Ÿฅฐ

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/487237806302568

๐Ÿ”ฅ Donโ€™t miss out!! ๐Ÿ”ฅ

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 01/03/2022


Weโ€™re all for last minute applications but hurry or you might miss out ๐Ÿ˜ญ

๐Ÿ’š Meet our sponsorship directors Harnoor Sandhu Prantik Huq Will Ham & Bryan Gunawan ๐Ÿ’š

Apply now for a chance to develop yourself and be surrounded by a group of amazing individuals (yes, we just called ourselves amazing) ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™‹โ€โ™€๏ธ

Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/487237806302568

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 28/02/2022

If you're seeing this post, it's a sign USS is the perfect place for youโฃ๏ธ

If you have a passion for technology, design or event planning, thereโ€™s a portfolio for you. Meet our IT directors for 2022, Diwa and Shivani!

Event link: https://fb.me/e/3fbx58USY

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 27/02/2022

๐Ÿงก Get to know our Marketing directors Erica Leung and Kaveena Siva ๐Ÿงก

โœ… Wanna work with the Marketing team and make cool content like this?? ๐Ÿ‘€
โœ… Interested in graphic design and have initiatives youโ€™d like to explore to help grow USS??

โฐ Applications are closing soon and weโ€™d love to have you ๐Ÿคฉ So apply now and donโ€™t miss out!! โฐ


Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 26/02/2022

Only a few days left before USS subcommittee apps close!

โค๏ธ๏ธ Get to know our Events directors Kelly Chung and Vivian Zhang ! โค๏ธ๏ธ

Don't miss out on the opportunity to join USS and have a memorable university experience ๐Ÿฅบ๏ธ


Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 25/02/2022

Keen on applying for Education in USS? ๐Ÿš€

๐Ÿ’“ Meet our Edu directors Helen Wang, Jason Tan, Lucy Loh & Madhu Senthilkumar! ๐Ÿ’“

Apply now to get involved in a supportive environment and surround yourself with passionate individuals! Applications close โ—โ—๐—ช๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐— ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ:๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต ๐—ฝ๐—บโ—โ—



USSโ€™ exclusive flagship Sandbox Project officially kicked off with our induction last Sunday! ๐ŸŽ‰ We would like to give everyone who participated a hearty Thank You! We hope you had a fun and enlightening experience meeting your Project Team, learning about the design thinking process, and being exposed to your Problem Statement! A huge shoutout to our HP representative Adrian Thake for his exciting and motivational pep talk! ๐Ÿ’™

We had an amazing time interacting with you during bonding and dinner! Our team at USS have been working non-stop to create an educational experience that provides readily transferable skills to industry, and we look forward to seeing you succeed and prosper! Good luck guys! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ˜

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 23/02/2022

๐Ÿ’œโ˜๏ธ Get to know our HR directors Chris Tina & Jordan Shen โ˜๏ธ๐Ÿ’œ

โœ… Interested in working with the HR team and developing your creative and planning skills?? ๐Ÿคฉ
โœ… Want to create long-lasting friendships and help shape the Sandbox culture?? ๐Ÿ–๏ธ

Then why are you still reading this, go and apply for our subcommittee recruitment now ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿ’จ

โฐ Applications close on Wednesday 2nd March 11:59pm, so get them in quick โฐ



๐Ÿšจ ๐—”๐—ง๐—ง๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—Ÿ ๐—ฆ๐—ง๐—จ๐——๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ๐Ÿšจ

Curious about what exactly our Sandbox Project entails? ๐Ÿ’™

Our Sandbox Project is our exclusive ๐Ÿšฉflagship๐Ÿšฉ program, developed in collaboration with the multinational Fortune 100 company HP, aimed at ๐—ด๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜‚๐—ฟ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—พ๐˜‚๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ ๐˜„๐—ถ๐˜๐—ต ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐˜€๐—ธ๐—ถ๐—น๐—น๐˜€.

๐—”๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐˜† ๐—ก๐—ผ๐˜„ ๐—”๐˜: https://forms.gle/HyKThi4t9YZ62js99
๐Ÿ“… Applications close ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿญ:๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿต๐—ฝ๐—บ ๐—™๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐˜†, ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿด๐˜๐—ต ๐—™๐—ฒ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†

Photos from UNSW Sandbox Society's post 11/11/2021

After a deliberating recruitment process, UNSW Sandbox Society would like to congratulate and welcome the incoming Directors for 2022! We truly look forward to the year and what the team can achieve. โœจ

Events: Kelly Chung, Vivian Zhang
Education: Helen Wang, Jason Tan , Lucy Loh, Madhu Senthilkumar
Sponsorships: Bryan Gunawan, Harnoor Sandhu, Prantik Huq, Will Ham
Human Resources: Chris Tina, Jordan Shen
Marketing: Erica Leung, Kaveena Siva
IT & Publications: Diwa Ahilan, Shivani Prasad

This year, USS was lucky enough to receive a multitude of high calibre applicants, and we are thrilled to see the fast growing interest in Sandbox Society, however, due to limited positions we were unable to take all the amazing applicants. If you missed out on a Directorship role at USS, there are many opportunities to get involved with the society like Subcommittee Applications which will open early next year!

Once again, congratulations to our incoming Board of Directors and a huge thank you to the students who have supported and gotten involved with the society's events this year.

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