Finding Internships and Work Experience for Business & Economics Students

Careers Consultant Dilani talks through ways in which you can find internships, work experience and voluntary work which can boost your chances of gaining employment once you graduate.
* Careers & Employment website:
* Careers Online job site:
* Graduate Opportunities:
* Major Job sites:
* Australian Network on Disability:
* Faculty professional development programs:
* University work experience subject:
* Enactus:
* Student Union:

* Volunteering Australia:
* Seek Volunteer:
* Whirlpool forun:
* Fair Work Commission:

Exploring Employers:
* Graduate Opportunities:
* Graduate Careers Australia:
* Careers Online:
* Victorian Government:
* Grad Connection:
* Hobsons:
* UniGrad:
* Government Directory:
* The Big Meet:

Student Societies and Clubs
* Business & Economics clubs:
* Accounting Students Assoc:
* Commerce Student Society:
* Actuarial Students Society:
* MMI — Melb MicroFinance Initiative:
* Students Assoc of Marketing & Management:
* Economics Student Society of Aust:
* Enactus:

Vacation Work and Internship Directories

Working around the World:
* Anywork Anywhere:
* Australian Government Smart Traveller:
* Global Exchange Australia:
* I — to — I Gap Year Travel:
* Overseas working Holidays:
* Projects Abroad:
* World Youth International:
* Going Global: /online-career-tools

Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship:
hello I'm Jelani Roz nagham I'm a Kris consultant at crow is an employment at the University of Melbourne and I'd like to talk about internships and work experience opportunities for commerce students an internship is an opportunity to practice and develop your professional skills under supervision in the workplace and often includes the development and training component now these are more formal structured work experience opportunities and internships is the term that's often used to cover programs such as vacation work cooperative placements cadetships vacation employment is often undertaken in your penultimate or the second last year of study either in your summer or winter break and can often lead to graduate employment cadet it's on the other hand are offered to students whilst you're still studying and can be full-time or part-time in nature their formal or informal it depends on the employer whereas cooperative placement programs otherwise known as industry based learning is often full-time work experience typically undertaken in your final year of study and could last anywhere from six months to one year remember to look also beyond the formal advertised programs so look for volunteering employment opportunities university internship subjects as well as capstone subjects and don't forget participation your relevant student clubs and societies also develops your employability skills and demonstrates your interest in a particular career pathway when I go to the careers and employment website and click on students the screenshot on the right shows the find a job page in the top left hand corner this takes you to our jobs database on the left you can see the jobs listed in a variety of ways casual and part-time employment private tutoring jobs on campus voluntary work internships and work experience all of these our work experience opportunities employers advertise in a variety of ways throughout the year so you need to check a range of sources internships which are advertised are highly competitive with very formal application procedures most employers advertised to the university's jobs board careers online this is a good source to consult at any time of year also check out graduate opportunities here I'm going to look for undergraduate employment opportunities by clicking on your career starting your career graduate programs and then I can see volunteering and undergraduate programs this takes you to a page which talks about work experience options including cadetships cooperative programs internships scholarships and vacation work and goes on to explain the benefits of undertaking these employment opportunities you can also find employment opportunities through checking out major job search sites such as seek comm and also going directly to employer websites as they often advertise work experience opportunities now competition in high-profile organizations can be intense a successful completion of work placements often leads to a gradual position don't forget our careers fairs held in March and August each year and other on-campus employer events click on events from our website to check these out lastly look at professional association websites as these are a great way to uncover work experience opportunities charisma employment has developed a PDF to help you find the professional association for your career path click on careers and employment students online career tools exploring your options and scroll down to professional associations by degree open this up and you can see an alphabetical listing under faculty click Business & Economics and this opens up the professional associations for Business and Economics scroll down for example to marketing and the Australian Marketing Institute let's have a look and see what they offer members so we want to know what do you get in terms of value for money as a member of the AMI workshops events what sort of events conferences webinars mentoring program and something called the emerging marketers let's look at that so click on Victoria and see what you get so emerging marketers is to help marketing students and young professionals launch successful careers what are the benefits and mentoring program exclusive events and seminars unlimited networking opportunities and here we go internships don't forget there are paid internships to students with a disability the Australian Network on disability offers the stepping into program look at the website if this applies to you employers want certain skills you can develop these skills through various activities including the Faculty of Business and Economics professional development program university work experience subjects and student organizations such as an actus which is one of many some of these skills include communication teamwork leadership problem-solving flexibility self-confidence organizational initiative and motivational skills these skills are transferable let's look at what the faculty offers the skills you develop from participating in one or more activities offered by the faculty and the wider University will truly benefit you let's look at the Faculty's professional enhancement programs we can see under career building the crew mentoring program which is a new initiative open to undergraduate students in the Faculty of Business and Economics it is based on competitive online processes and it runs on a yearly cycle from March to November there are also case study competitions which allow you to work in a team to solve real business problems under tight timelines and present your recommendations to a panel of judges comprising of academics and business professionals the faculty offer two cases of competitions the International one and a campus space case study competition if you're interested in the career in consulting consider the management consulting or global management consulting third year capstone subjects or the International Accounting study program and finally let's look at leadership it's very hard to demonstrate leadership to employers and here we can see that the faculty offer three separate events that you can attend to develop your leadership skills let's look at the Faculty's upcoming events we can see here the Future Leaders Forum on the 8th of August and the Beacom Case Competition on the 1st of September the community volunteering for change subject is an arts elective it's also a Brett subject for other degrees and it gives you the opportunity to broaden your academic experience by getting involved in community volunteering projects and work placement enactors is a student not-for-profit organization which runs projects in conjunction with business to create positive change in communities gain the chance to develop business acumen and professional skills and understand corporate social responsibility frameworks whilst developing your networks a recent survey by the Graduate careers Australia noted that the majority of graduates who did paid work in their final year secured full-time jobs within four months of completion all part-time work is valuable as it develops transferable skills so don't underestimate what you can learn from casual employment this can include hospitality tutoring retail administration market research and so on now employers advertise in a variety of ways throughout the year so you need to check a range of sources careers online is where most employers advertise through our universities jobs board and Student Union is a good employment service as well the students at work program offers internships through work areas within the university for example charisma employment takes on student interns each year and these are advertised via careers online don't just focus on work experience in Australia look overseas your travel voluntary work abroad and global study abroad experience can all add value however be aware that there are third parties offering unpaid internships check that they have followed the Fair Work Commission guidelines in that the unpaid position should be educational in nature time bound and a learning outcomes are set out in some form of internship guide there are a number of employment scams especially affecting international students who find it more difficult to find work experience there currently isn't any regulation around these providers so browse around whirlpool to find out what students is saying some providers charge thousands of dollars for unpaid work others want three months full time unpaid work from you and some promote permanency after the internship check that these jobs meet the criteria s set by the Fair Work Commission under the Fair Work Act you should be paid for work experience unless your work experience is with a not-for-profit organisation or is part of a subject within your course the next few slides contain websites to identify employers and relevant student societies and internship opportunities both here and overseas look at these websites and the others in this video to research your options develop an action plan noting your preferred employers and how you intend to make contact with them investigate your options early so you know what is available when it is time to apply which is usually around the middle of your penultimate year sometimes though it can be at the start of the year look out for on-campus workshops that will help you prepare a professional application seek assistance and application feedback and personalized tips from your University Career Service and understand the difference between the various types of vacation programs and employment options and identify which might best work for you

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