The Industry Experience Program is a unique, for-credit opportunity, designed in collaboration with our network of partners and employers. If you’re looking to grow your skills and discover the kind of career opportunities a business degree can provide, the Industry Experience Program provides firsthand insight and experience.
In this course you will combine practical work experience with five online academic workshops and formal assessment tasks throughout the term to develop your professional skills and understand more about your company’s culture and values and the industry it operates in.
Career Accelerator sources internship opportunities exclusive to UNSW Business School students for the Industry Experience Program. Like other jobs boards, you will need to apply for specific roles that interest you, and this is a competitive process against your peers also planning to take the COMM2222 course. Career Accelerator has lots of tools and resources to help your application stand out from the crowd.
All our current available roles are listed on the Business Connect job board, exclusively for COMM2222 students. Whether you are interested in completing COMM2222 now or in the future, you can browse the job board to start preparing yourself for your industry experience. Opportunities are added to the job board on an ongoing basis, so we recommend logging in periodically so that you don’t miss out and could even secure a position for a future term.
Previous opportunities have included working with companies like; Nestle, FCM Travel, Synpulse Management Consulting and IRI Worldwide to name a few!
Your role might be focused on e-commerce, HR, marketing, insurance consulting or accounting and finance … but there is plenty more on offer for you to gain professional experience in and exposure to.
The eligibility criteria are:
You’ve completed a minimum of 48 Business UOC
You’ve completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Login using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator) OR COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio
You haven’t enrolled in or completed COMM3101 or COMM3202
You’re not enrolled in the Co-op Program
Sounds like you? Simply request access to the jobs board and the team will be in touch.
This course may count as a UNSW Business School Free Elective OR as a Major Elective within some majors. It is your 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 be eligible to gain access to our exclusive internship opportunities from the Career Accelerator job board on Business Connect and then you can start making your applications!
Once your placement is secured and approved on Business Connect, the UNSW Business School will enrol you into the course. As enrolment is restricted, you can’t enrol yourself into this course.
Assessment is satisfactory (SY)/unsatisfactory (FL) according to the standard UNSW scale.
While it may sound obvious, students who attend class in Career Accelerator courses statistically are more likely to perform to a much higher standard in their internship and their assessments and receive a passing grade.
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
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