The UNSW Business School, in partnership with Practera and Study NSW, are offering students the opportunity to work on a 2-week real-world business experience. 

The Global Trade Accelerator program (GTA) connects students with interest or expertise in particular markets to undertake research/analysis projects for NSW exporters through a gamified project learning app.  

Students will act as business consultants to research the implications of COVID-19 for the selected export market and explore associated challenges and opportunities, where possible. Students will be required to commit to 25 hours in total over the 2-week experience. Student teams can meet in person or collaborate completely online to complete the project. 

As a student consultant in this program, you'll:  

  • Work in a team with other students from UNSW 
  • Respond to a brief provided by a NSW exporter or trade professional 
  • Work with your allocated team to conduct a 2-week market research/market analysis project 
  • Develop real world professional skills 

Please see the table below for Business Experience programs 2021 dates. Students are encouraged to complete more than one business project but will only be able to apply and participate in one project at a time. 

Run 

Program 

Info Session 

Program Dates 

Summer Term 

BOA 

Thu 28 Jan 

1 - 12 Feb 

Summer Term 

Shared Value 

Thu 28 Jan 

1 - 12 Feb 

Term 1 

GTA 

Thu 18 Feb 

22 Feb - 5 Mar 

Term 1 

Dealbook 

Thu 18 Feb 

22 Feb - 5 Mar 

Break T1-T2 

GTA 

Thu 13 May 

17 - 28 May 

Break T1-T2 

Dealbook 

Thu 13 May 

17 - 28 May 

Term 2 

BOA 

Thu 3 Jun 

7 - 18 Jun 

Term 2 

Shared Value 

Thu 3 Jun 

7 - 18 Jun 

Break T2-T3 

BOA 

Thu 26 Aug 

30 Aug - 10 Sep 

Break T2-T3 

Shared Value 

Thu 26 Aug 

30 Aug - 10 Sep 

Term 3 

Dealbook 

Thu 16 Sep 

20 Sep - 1 Oct 

Term 3 

GTA 

Thu 16 Sep 

20 Sep - 1 Oct 

Global Trade Accelerator (Adapted for COVID-19) is open to all UNSW Business School students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. Career Accelerator: Essentials modules must be completed prior to enrolment, log in using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator. If you’re not a UNSW Business School student, please email Career Accelerator.  

Expressions of Interest for Break T1-T2 2021 will close at 9am on Monday 26 April 2021.

Register your interest 

This is an extra-curricular program. To gain the official certification, you must complete:  

  • Compulsory pre-program information session 
  • The 25-hour time commitment 
  • Draft market research and insights report submission 
  • Final report submission 
  • Student feedback survey