Applications have now closed for Semester 1 2012 placements.
This opportunity is available to the University of Sydney Business School students who will be in their second or third year of study and interested in gaining work experience with a top international firm in Sydney while studying.
Students undertaking a major in BIS can, as part of the Industry Placement Program, enrol in 'INFS3080: Business Information Systems Project' in order to have their industry placement credited towards their BIS major.
This is a unique opportunity to gain valuable industry experience while studying.
Department permission and 48 credit points is required for enrolment in INFS3080. As there are a limited number of work placements available, the Discipline will select students based on merit, academic history and motivation.
For further information and to express your interest in this unique opportunity, please email email@example.com.
Q: What sorts of companies will offer work-placements?
A: Companies like Ernst & Young, Deloitte, KPMG, CBA, etc.
Q: What type of project will I work on?
A: The projects will vary depending on the specific department that you are placed with at the company. Some companies will rotate students through different departments to maximise your experience. The projects might involve working in a team that is delivering a new product or service for a large client, implementing a new enterprise business application, advising clients on all aspects of business-related problems in any sector such as finance, retail, manufacturing etc.
Q: Do I have to be majoring in Business Information Systems to be considered?
A: No. While a BIS major is a benefit, the placement opportunity is designed for students who have an interest in contemporary business practices and an appreciation of the importance of information technology and systems to business. The opportunity is currently open to all undergraduate students in the University of Sydney Business School with a great academic record, 48 credit points, and a strong motivation to succeed in business.
Q: How long will the assignment be for the University?
A: the word-length of the assignment is 4000 words, in addition to a 2000 word Work Learning Journal.
Q: How long will the presentation be in week 13?
A: the presentation will be 20 minutes including time for questions
Q: Will the company give me a job after the placement?
A: many companies use work-integrated learning placements such as these to identify the best students and test-drive them with a view to offering them work in the future
Q: Why is the University of Sydney Business School making credit-bearing placements available to students?
A: INFS3080, is a unique opportunity for students to gain such experience in the context of their degrees, whilst earning course credit. Close links with industry are important to offering high quality business-focused education, and these work-placements are a further step in that direction.
Q: What if I have any other questions?
A: Please email firstname.lastname@example.org