Work Experience (Not For Academic Credit)
Available to all students enrolled in the Institute of Sustainable Development and Architecture, Work Experience opportunities provide students with invaluable real-world experience in their industry of choice and can lead directly to employment opportunities after graduation.
Work experience is:
- Completed in addition to a student’s coursework studies
- Can be taken at any point during your studies at Bond
- No minimum GPA requirements
- Placements are flexible to suit industry needs but are typically available 1-2 days per week during the semester or full time (2-3 weeks) during the holiday periods
The Work Experience Application Form must be lodged by the deadline directly with the Career Development Centre.
Guidelines for Students
The following guidelines have been developed to make the work experience as rewarding and efficient as possible:
The Application Process
Prior to application for a work experience, students need to complete the following:
- Print and fill in the Work Experience Application Form;
- Students need to research the area in which they wish to do their work experience, and complete the preferred company portion of the Work Experience Application Form;
- An updated and detailed resume and cover letter expressing your career aspirations and how this work experience will contribute to establishing your early career path.
Deadline for Applications
Students may, at any time, organise work experience directly with an Organisation. However, if you would like assistance from the Industry Relations Manager, the deadline for applications is 4pm Friday Week 6 of the current semester for the following semester’s placement.
Opportunities to undertake work experience varies and can range from three weeks full-time during semester breaks to one day per week throughout the semester. How this time is allocated over the semester will depend upon the requirements of the placement organisation. Further research may also be expected away from the work place environment.
While taking part in the work experience students will be required to undertake a series of related duties for the chosen organisation. The exact nature of these tasks will be decided upon by the company supervisor and will vary from organisation to organisation. It may be difficult to provide specific details of these tasks well in advance. If doing work experience, please ensure you voice your preferences with your Academic Supervisor.
Any Bond University student who has been successful in gaining work experience is a representative of the University at all times. As such, they are expected to uphold a high standard of conduct. This means students should be punctual, conscientious, reliable and discreet while ensuring an acceptable standard of dress is worn.
In order to be courteous to your placement provider, if at any time a student cannot attend to any of the duties required as part of their work experience, they must notify their employer and the Industry Relations Manager as early as possible.
Bond internships and work experience students are covered by the University’s insurance while in the employer’s workplace. To ensure this insurance is in place students must complete the Work Experience Application Form. The form needs to be completed and signed at least two weeks prior to the work experience commencing, so the necessary paperwork can be completed on time. If a more comprehensive insurance cover is required (ie. involving overseas or interstate travel) it is the student’s responsibility to complete the necessary details.
Landmark White work experience: “The team at Landmark White on the Gold Coast has been very welcoming to me since the first day I started with the company. On my first day I was shown how to do some of the simplest tasks which are required to assist in the everyday efficient running of the firm.
Since then, I have been provided the opportunity to work with a number of specialists in the valuation industry including commercial, industrial and prestige residential specialists.
All members of the firm have been very happy to help with any tasks I have been assigned, very friendly and interested and supportive of my studies. I have been provided with the opportunity to attend site visits with different members of the team, during which they have been more than happy to answer any questions I have had and have made an effort to ensure I understand the process required to conduct a useful inspection.
Currently I am working with one of the valuers of compiling and analysing information to produce a publication about the 2010 Gold Coast high rise market, which will be publically released. My work experience period was recently extended and I am happy to continue developing with the Landmark White team for as long as the opportunity exists.”
For more information please contact the Career Development Centre.
Information on web pages is accurate at the time of posting and may be subject to change from semester to semester to reflect changes in program structure. It is therefore important to check current information at the time of enrolment.