Work experiences such as internships can:
- give you valuable insights into a workplace or sector you’d like a job in, in the future
- provide opportunities to identify and develop relevant skills, explore specialisations and establish networks
- help you to build a stand-out resume backed up by current, professional referees from your industry.
What are you waiting for?
There are a heap of work experience programs to tap into including:
- vacation programs
- work experience
- work placement
Within your La Trobe course you may also be able to sign up for:
- Experienced Based Learning (EXBL)
- Work Integrated Learning (WIL)
Work experience opportunities provided here at La Trobe
…for all students
…for science, technology and engineering students
…for business, economics and law students
…for humanities and social sciences students
Find work experience opportunities beyond uni
Not all organisations or businesses list their opportunities on these websites so it is worthwhile looking at individual company websites to see what’s on offer.
For ways to do this, see:
- the library’s excellent guide to finding Australian and international company information
- employer profiles at unigrad together with listings for internships, vacations programs and more
- 5 ways to research your career options.
4 steps to success
Actively look into work experience opportunities that match your qualifications, skills, interests and goals.
2. Plan ahead
Make note of closing dates and commit to submitting your application sooner rather than later. Don’t wait until your last year of study to go for work experience.
3. Inform yourself
Carefully research and analyse the requirements of the program/s you want to get into.
4. Shape up a savvy application
Show how you match requirements and can bring relevant interests, skills and qualities to a host organisation and its activities.