Sourcing your own Internship or Industry Placement

Trying to find an internship or work placement can be daunting. Especially when you’re trying to do it on your own.

You’ve come across some great opportunities, but you’re not sure if it will meet the requirements of your degree or fit in around your other commitments.

That’s where taking the Internship and Work Integrated Learning subjects come in handy.

Alongside the skills you gain in your degree, work placements will show you the valuable skills and knowledge that will be beneficial to your course and future career. 

Plus, there‚Äôs the mentoring. The most beneficial thing of all. 

Chances are the organisation you are working with will assign you a supervisor, this is normally somebody who is experienced in the industry and knows what’s what around the place.

So how do you find the right organisation for you?

On Thursday 28th March from 10am-11:30am in Library Seminar Room 1.34, the how to source an industry placement workshop will run. This session will outline the best ways to approach your search, and the key things you need to know before and after you have contacted an employer. 

Topics to be covered in the workshop are:    

  • Learn how to identify and approach an organisation 
  • Discover how to target your professional networks 
  • Find out how to negotiate the terms of your internship 
  • Increase your chances of being hired for future employment  


This workshop will be a great way for you to learn about the different ways to source an opportunity on your own, and the support services that are available to assist you in this process. 

Register here to secure your place. 

Update! If you can’t make the above session, there is also a Zoom Webinar available on Wednesday 3 April, 10.30am-12.00pm This is suitable for students at all campuses. Register here.