Student Work Experience Program

The Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) is a competitive recruitment and work experience program for mid-degree students from the Business, Economics and Law Faculty. You will have the opportunity to practise participating in a competitive recruitment process similar to those used by large organisations. The knowledge, experience and feedback you gain will give you a competitive edge when entering the job market.

Successful candidates will secure an unpaid professional internship for two to three weeks during the semester break. The work experience placements will be with Brisbane-based organisations relevant to your studies. These organisations will be a mix of small, medium and large across a range of industries.

By participating in SWEP you will learn:

  • What to expect from a competitive recruitment process which includes an assessment centre and group interview
  • What employers are looking for during the recruitment process
  • How to stand out from other candidates and impress recruiters and hiring managers.

If you’re successful in being awarded a placement you will also benefit from:

  • The opportunity to explore relevant career options
  • Increasing your professional skills in a workplace
  • Expanding your business networks
  • Potentially gaining a professional referee.

Application process

  1. Register and attend an information session which will outline the participation requirements and process
  2. Submit an application
  3. Attend an assessment centre group activity and interview
  4. Attend a debrief session where you will receive feedback to help you improve your performance in future recruitment processes
  5. If successful, attend an introductory meeting with your host organisation
  6. If successful, undertake two to three weeks full-time work experience during your end of semester break

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Register your interest for the Student Work Experience Program through StudentHub.