Can I approach companies to find my own placement/project?
If you have personal contacts and think that you may be able to secure your own placement we would encourage you to explore these.
What if I am going to be interstate / overseas or I am away during the period allocated for interviews?
If you are interstate or overseas during the interview period, the interview may be conducted by Skype or telephone, or other method requested by the industry partner.
I have tried to contact the Industry Partner but I cannot get through to them – what do I do?
If you are experiencing difficulties in contacting your Industry Partner to arrange your interviews, we suggest that you leave a message for the contact person, advising them of the following information:
- Your full name
- Reason for your call
- Contact telephone number for them to phone you back on
We then suggest that you follow this up with an email to the contact person. If you have not received a reply from them within 2 working days, please contact the IAP Office on (07) 5552 8362 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure that you document in writing the attempted correspondence that you have tried to have with the Industry Partner.
What do I wear to the interview?
We suggest that you dress in smart attire. Remember that you are meeting with an Industry Partner who may in the future be your employer and first impressions last.
What do I take to the interview?
You will need to take your Resume in print. You may also wish to take your University Transcript (you can print an unofficial transcript, by logging into the Griffith Portal > Online Student Centre > Unofficial Transcript (under heading of Program and Enrolment).
It is suggested that you take any further documentation that you might like to refer to in your interview. For example, any assignments / assessment pieces / projects that relate to the project you are applying for or the industry that the Industry Partner is involved in.
We suggest that you have these in printed form (not on usbs or disks) and would only recommend you use these if the industry partner requests them or you feel that they could be beneficial in proving your abilities.
Do I need to attend all interviews that I am approved for?
You must attend all interviews for which you have been approved. However, if you are made a project offer that you wish to accept and you still have interviews scheduled, you may choose to withdraw from the future interviews but you should provide the industry partner/s with 24 hours notice. You should not contact the industry partner on the day of the interview to withdraw.
If you do withdraw from future interviews please ensure you advise the Industry Partner that you have been made an offer from another Industry Partner which you have decided to accept. Please thank them for offering you the opportunity to interview for their project, and wish them all the very best with their IAP project.
I've been made an offer, but have not finished all my interviews. I've been made an offer and must give the industry partner a response immediately, but I haven't finished all my interviews. What should I do?
If you have not finished all your interviews but have been made an offer, the following options are available to you:
- Accept the offer and withdraw from future interviews. Please refer to the FAQ above for further direction
- Decline the offer.
- Contact the organisation making you the offer to advise them that you have a number of other interviews to complete and ask if it would be ok to notify them of your decision to accept their offer upon completion of all your interviews. They will likely want to know when your interviews will be completed. If they are ok to wait to receive your decision, then notify them of your decision after you have completed all your interviews. If the industry partner is unwilling to wait until you finish all your interviews please contact the IAP office at email@example.com. The Office will advise you of the options available to you. Be prepared that you may have to make a decision to accept or decline.