Washington D.C. Placement Program (BUSS2500)
UNIT OF STUDY
This unit will be taken by students accepted into the University of California Washington DC (UCDC) Winter Program while they undertake a professional placement with a business, government, non-government or media organisation. It will include preparatory coursework in reflective, professional practice and concurrent coursework on research methods, report and other professional writing skills. Assessment will include a learning journal, research essay, and oral presentations all based on the internship placement and study abroad experience. A Pass/Fail 'Learning Contract' will be developed in the first two weeks of your internship in order to provide clear guidelines for your internship learning goals/objectives (knowledge, skills and values); strategies for achieving these goals; intended output; self and supervisor assessment criteria. Further information and application process is outlined at http://sydney.edu.au/business/study/opportunities/industry_placement_program
Further unit of study information
1 day pre-departure seminar (Sydney), 5x 2hr lectures (Washington DC), 4 day a week internship placement (Washington DC)
learning contract (0%), work learning journal (20%), placement presentation (15%), and research report (65%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
8 units with a credit average
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.