INFS3080: Work Placements Semester 2, 2011
This opportunity is available to the University of Sydney Business School students who will be in their second or third year of study next Semester and interested in gaining work experience with a top international firm in Sydney while studying.
The Discipline of Business Information Systems in collaboration with the University of Sydney Business School's Careers and Employer Relations Office is offering a very limited number of industry work-placements as part of the Unit of Study INFS3080 BIS Project in Semester 2, 2011.
- Weeks 1-4: Students will attend lectures at University to prepare for the industry placement
- Weeks 5-12: Students will be placed at a leading international firm, and will work full-time on corporate projects as assigned by the company supervisor
- Week 13: Students will make a presentation on their placement experience
- There is no payment or salary from the company
- 6 credit-points will be awarded for successful completion of the unit of study
- The assessment will involve reporting on your industry experience in the context of your prior studies and the theories, frameworks etc. that you have learned
- The company will provide students with study-release at a rate of half a day per additional unit of study, up to a maximum of three half days - to allow students to progress work in their other units and attend those lectures
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and provide a one page statement of motivation explaining what you think you would get out of the work-placement experience. Also attach a copy of your CV/resume.
Applications are now closed.
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: When do I have to enrol?
A: The first step is to express an interest by e-mailing your statement of motivation as described above. After this, the Discipline of BIS will be matching the best and highly motivated students with the available places. If you are successfully matched with an available placement the BIS office will inform you and you may then enrol in INFS3080. As there are a limited number of places, you should contact BIS with your statement of motivation as soon as possible.
Q: Why is the University of Sydney Business School making credit-bearing placements available to students?
A: INFS3080 Semester 2 2011, 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 email@example.com