Industry Experience Program (COMM2222)

The Industry Experience Program is a unique, for-credit opportunity to gain practical experience working with our network of leading industry partners. As part of the course, you will combine a minimum of 140 hours of work experience with formal assessment. 

Internships take place in the following industries: 

  • Finance 
  • Taxation 
  • Innovation & Technology 
  • Insurance 
  • Social Impact/Corporate Social Responsibility 
  • People & Culture 
  • Marketing 
  • Management & Consulting 

Term dates for 2022 are: 

2022 Placement Dates
  Commencement Completion
Summer term 4 January  4 February 
Term 1 14 February  22 April 
Term 2 30 May  5 August 
Term 3 12 September  18 November

Applications for Summer and Term 1, 2022 are now open and will close on 6th October2021.

Click apply and login to Business Connect with your zID credentials.

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The selection criteria are:

  • have completed a minimum of 72 UOC by the commencement of this course
  • have room in their degree for this course
  • have NOT completed DIPP1510, REGZ1510, COMM3101, COMM3202, COMM3302 · have NOT completed COMM2233 Industry Consulting Project
  • are in good academic standing
  • have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials OR COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio
    - Login using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator
  • are not enrolled in the Co-op Program
  • have an up-to-date LinkedIn profile with professional photo

This course may count as a UNSW Business School Free Elective OR as a major elective within some majors. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure that this course will count within your program requirements. It’s recommended you refer to your program handbook and the progression plans to understand your current progression and program.

To enrol in this course, you'll need to register your expression of interest via the form below and attend a compulsory information workshop. If you’ve been accepted into the program, you’ll then be invited to apply for specific internship opportunities from the Career Accelerator job board that align to your interests.

COMM2222 is an elective or may contribute to some UNSW Business School majors, so please ensure you have space in your degree prior to completing your Expression of Interest.

As enrolment is restricted, you can’t enrol yourself into this course. The UNSW Business School will enrol eligible students who have been notified of their acceptance into this course.

Applications for Summer and Term 1, 2022 are now open and will close on 6th October 2021. Apply via Business Connect and login using your zID credentials.

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If you’ve secured your own internship, you may be able to use it to gain credit points. Go to Self-Sourced Internships for more information.

Assessment is satisfactory/unsatisfactory according to the standard UNSW scale.

  • Goal setting and preparation 20%
  • Reflective Journal 30%
  • Final report 40%
  • Supervisor’s report (including successful completion of minimum hours) 10%

Student Testimonials

Arthur smiling in front of ASIC building

After participating in the Career Mentorship Program, I was very keen to undertake some internships in order to further my practical education. COMM2222 presented the perfect opportunity.

I secured my placement at the ASIC with the Market Supervision team where I gained broad exposure to regulatory actions within Australian financial markets. The best part of the placement is the great amount of responsibility I have was given. It feels really great knowing what you’re working on is something substantial and that you’re making a real contribution to the team.

I definitely would recommend the program to everyone! It’s a great chance to start developing your professional network and your resume for future career opportunities!

Arthur - Australian Securities Investments Commission, 2019

Jessica smiling standing in front of AFS office

I first heard about Industry Experience Program from a friend. Through COMM2222, I was able to land an internship at AFS Intercultural Programs Australia as its Accounting/Finance Intern.

I learned so much within a short amount of time and was able to improve my communication and time management skills within a professional environment. This program gave me the opportunity to learn how to use Accounting software in a practical setting and to actually put all the studies I learned in university, into practice.

I would encourage anyone who wants to get an out-of-classroom learning experience to try out this program.

Jessica – AFS Intercultural Programs, 2019