If you’re looking to grow your skills and discover the kind of career opportunities a business degree can open up, you’ve come to the right place.  

Designed in collaboration with our network of industry leading partners, the Career Accelerator Industry Experience Program is a unique, for-credit opportunity providing first hand insight and experience in a real-world organisation.  

Past participants say these experiences are highly regarded by employers and invaluable for preparing for the world of work after graduation.  

In this course you are required to combine practical work experience with five academic workshops and formal assessment tasks throughout the term.  

Internships last the duration of term (10 weeks), and can take place in the following industries:  

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

Dates for 2022-2023 program are:

2022 - 2023 Placement Dates
  Placement Commencement Placement Completion
EOI Open EOI Close
Term 2 2023 29 May 4 Aug 5 Oct 2022 7 Mar 2023
Term 3 2023 11 Sep 17 Nov 8 Mar 2023 20 Jun 2023
Term 1 2023 13 Feb 21 Apr 22 Jun 2022 4 Oct 2022 (closed)
Term Summer 2023 3 January 3 Feb 22 Jun 2022 4 Oct 2022 (closed)


Expressions of Interest for Term 2 2023 are open and will close on 7th March 2023 at 11:59pm.

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  • Let’s see. The selection criteria are: 

    • You’ve completed a minimum of 72 UOC by the commencement of this course 

    • You have room in your degree for this course 

    • You are in good academic standing 

    • You have achieved a score in yellow or green zone for your “LinkedIn profile” on the Career AI platform (Aspire module).

    • You have completed Career Accelerator: Essentials (Login using student-enrolment key: Career_Accelerator) OR COMM1999 myBCom First Year Portfolio 

    • You have not completed COMM3101 and COMM3202

    • You are not enrolled in the Co-op Program 

    • 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. 
  • It’s easy! To enrol in this course, you'll need to register your expression of interest to gain access to our exclusive internship opportunities from the Career Accelerator job board on Business Connect. This is a competitive process against your peers, and you will undergo a standard interview process with our industry partners.

    As enrolment is restricted, you can’t enrol yourself into this course. Once your placement is secured and approved on Business Connect, the UNSW Business School will enrol you into the course.

    Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Summer & Term 1 2023 are now closed.

    Expressions of Interest for Term 2 2023 are open and will close on 7th March 2023 at 11:59pm. Apply here.

    What if I’ve secured my own internship?

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

  • Assessment is satisfactory (SY)/unsatisfactory (FL) according to the standard UNSW scale.

    • Goal setting and preparation 20%
    • Reflective Journal 30%
    • Final report 50% (including 10% initial scope) 

Student testimonials

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

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


Please consult the most up to date UNSW Handbook for full course details.

For further enquiries, please email us.