Student Work Experience Program

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

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

As a SWEP participant, you will learn:

  • what to expect from a competitive recruitment process that includes an assessment centre
  • what employers are looking for during the recruitment process
  • how to stand out from other candidates and impress recruiters and hiring managers
  • how to articulate and present yourself within an assessment centre setting.

If you secure a placement, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • explore relevant career options
  • build your professional skills in the workplace
  • expand your business networks
  • gain a potential professional referee.

Application process

  1. Register for and attend an information session which will outline the participation requirements and process
  2. Submit an application
  3. Attend an assessment centre
  4. Attend a debrief session where you will receive group feedback to help you improve your performance in future recruitment processes
  5. Attend a one-on-one consultation with BELSET where you will receive feedback on your individual performance during the recruitment process
  6. If successful, undertake a work experience placement

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