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Business, Government & Law Extended Internship (10158.1)

Level: Undergraduate Third Year Level
Credit Points: 6
HECS Bands: 2, 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management

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  • Summer Semester, 2017/18, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (175305) - View
  • Semester 2, 2017, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (167733) - View
  • Winter Term, 2017, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (169699) - View
  • Semester 1, 2017, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (169697) - View
  • Summer Semester, 2016/17, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (169698) - View
  • Semester 2, 2016, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (163133) - View

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Syllabus

Students are required to undertake an internship placement of 150 hours under the supervision of a professional practitioner in an appropriate workplace in the community. Students will be exposed to and involved in the processes of planning and implementing management activities (please note that under special arrangements it may also be possible to arrange an overseas placement for this internship). Each student is required to analyse and reflect on the organisation and management practices by preparing a research report, maintaining a reflective journal throughout (reflecting critically on their field of study)and produce a digital (electronic) presentation highlighting skills obtained and/or skills to be honed, on his/her placement.
There will be at least three compulsory (assessable) workshop sessions held on campus where students will be exposed to preparing for an internship; generic and personal skills required; awareness; professional practices; relevant theories and services of the UC Careers office,. Students would benefit from having completed the module 'Thinking Like a Professional' in the compulsory BGL foundation Level 1 unit or the Foundations of Professional Planning Unit or equivalent units in other faculties addressing professional planning and workplace generic skills.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Evaluate and report on the relationships between discipline specific theories and actual professional practice through self-directed learning;

2. Analyse discipline specific related practices and identify how these relations could be improved;

3. Work individually and in groups to communicate their experiences both orally and in written form, with confidence and clarity; and

4. Demonstrate entrepreneurial skills including creativity, innovation, initiative, critical thinking, adaptability, leadership, and resourcefulness.

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Contact Hours

3 Workshops (pre, mid and post workshop) - 1 x 2 hours and 2 x 1 hour. Internship placements with industry - 150 hours.

Prerequisites

Students must complete 48 credit points toward any UC degree as a pre-requisite before being considered for this unit.

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