Colin Sloan, CU Connect Consultant
What did you like about CU Connect that made you want to get involved?
I heard about CU Connect through the CU Alumni network. Having someone else out there, looking for work for me seemed like a good idea. It was not long after I signed up that the opportunity came up at Optus.
I have really enjoyed working at the Optus Campus Sydney. It is set out like a mini Google with restaurants, cafes and bars on site. There are also plenty of pool, football and table tennis tables dotted around campus to keep you entertained. Not to mention the big screens everywhere showing Optus Sports. The place has a fun atmosphere which makes working there quite enjoyable.
How do you think initiatives like CU Connect can help firms with their resourcing needs?
I can see that it would help law firms provide a broader offering to their clients without putting undue strain on internal resources. For example, instead of having to transfer out some Senior Associates “on loan” to a client for an extended project, a suitable candidate from the “talent pool” could provide a similar service without the loss of those internal resources to the client.