- Video transcript | Hear from past students about the benefits of participating in the internship program? (PDF 62k)
Why do a local business internship course?
Work experience is no longer an optional extra for university students; it is an essential part of preparing for the job market. Students who just focus on their degree studies without spending time in the workplace are unlikely to develop the skills and interests that graduate employers are looking for.
Martin Birchall, Managing Director of graduate recruitment research firm High Fliers Research, UK
Business internships are an element of Work Integrated Learning (WIL). Industry feedback tells us that graduates with experience gained through WIL are more aware of workplace culture and expectations. Not only does involvement in WIL make you more employable, it also helps you make decisions about future career options.
A business internship may give you the opportunity to differentiate yourself and demonstrate the potential value you can add to an employer organisation once you graduate. Benefits include:
- Increased employment opportunities after graduation
- Mentoring and guidance in developing your professional skill set
- Building confidence through working with a range of people in varying levels of seniority
- Enhancing your resume
What courses can I take?
Local internship opportunities
Undergraduate business internships
Postgraduate business internships
Register for a local internship
Find out more about applying for a business internship and register your interest:
Registrations for Trimester 2, 2017 open on Friday 31 March 2017 and close on Wednesday 26 April 2017.
Contact us for further information.