Provide work experience

Host a student in your organisation

Providing work experience in your organisation offers valuable professional experience to students and brings fresh perspectives to your workplace.

Our students are motivated to gain commercial experience in real workplaces to complement their academic learning. BEL Careers and Employability helps facilitate work experience or internship opportunities through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and our Student Work Experience Program (SWEP).

Student Work Experience Program (SWEP)

SWEP is an extra-curricular program that prepares students for competitive recruitment processes and facilitates work experience placements during the semester breaks. SWEP is designed for early- to mid-year students and is open to students enrolled in any Business, Economics and Law degree. Our industry partners provide students with up to 30 days of meaningful pre-professional learning experiences to help build their skills, confidence and awareness of future career pathways.

For more details, please download the SWEP flyer.

Download the SWEP flyer

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

WIL combines academic theory with meaningful workplace practice to help students strengthen their employability within the curriculum. It allows students to put theory into practice, develop professional skills, explore potential career pathways and build their networks.

Final-year Business, Economics and Law coursework students may undertake an industry placement (internship) for course credit, which must consist of a minimum of 100 hours of degree-relevant, supervised work-based learning.

To find out more about the different WIL opportunities, please download the WIL flyer or contact

Download the WIL Flyer

UQ Student in a modern office on placement at Queensland Treasury

BEL Careers and Employability
+61 7 3365 4222
8:30am–4:30pm M-F
Colin Clark Courtyard, Room 107