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:
Dates for 2022-2023 program are:
|2022 - 2023 Placement Dates|
|Placement Commencement||Placement Completion
||EOI Open||EOI Close|
|Term 3 2022||12 Sep||18 Nov||9 Mar 2022||21 Jun 2022|
|Term Summer 2023||3 January||3 Feb||22 Jun 2022||4 Oct 2022|
|Term 1 2023||13 Feb||21 Apr||22 Jun 2022||4 Oct 2022|
|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|
Expressions of Interest for Summer and Term 1 2023 are open and will close on 4th October 2022 at 11:59pm.
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 not completed CDEV3000 (formerly DIPP1510), REGZ1510, COMM3101, COMM3202, COMM3302 or COMM2233 Industry Consulting Project
You are not enrolled in the Co-op Program
It’s easy! To enrol in this course, you'll need to register your expression of interest and attend a compulsory information workshop.
At the next stage you’ll be invited to apply for specific internship opportunities from the Career Accelerator job board that align to your interests.
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.
Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for Term 3 are now closed.
Expressions of Interest for Summer and Term 1 2023 are open and will close on 4th October 2022 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. Self-Sourced Internship applications for Term 2 2022 close on 16th May 2022.
Assessment is satisfactory (SY)/unsatisfactory (FL) according to the standard UNSW scale.
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