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  • Locations: Melbourne, Australia
  • Program Terms: Trimester 2
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2023 30/11/2022 28/02/2023 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Credit Type: Postgraduate Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Business & Law
Program Type: Internship Scholarships Available: NO
Click here for a definition of this term New Colombo Plan Funded: NO Click here for a definition of this term GCP Points: 30
Program Description:
 

Program

FBL Virtual Global WIL Program
About the program

Postgraduate students are invited to join the exciting Virtual Global Work Integrated Learning Program in June 2022. Run in conjunction with Symbiosis University in India, the program will run for a three week period, where students will work on an international business consultancy project virtually.

Projects for T2 2022 will be based on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG's) and will be with community or not-for-profit organisations. You will work as part of a consultancy team to develop the best outcome for the overseas based clients.

What is a Business Consultant? Business Consultants are usually responsible for identifying areas of a business model that could be improved, and strategising how that improvement could be executed.  You will be required to listen to a real client with a real business problem as you will be tasked with doing research, looking at the problem from every angle and coming up with recommendations to address the problem for the client.  Projects vary but they are often mult-disciplinary which will require input from all members of a team calling on individual's expertise.  This will almost certainly be challenging, particularly given the intensive mode and timeframe.  It will no doubt be a high pressure environment at times as you work to a tight timeline to ensure that the project delivered addresses the client's expectations.  Are you up for the challenge?

Each project is sourced by Deakin Business School to ensure sound academic content together with deep engagement between Deakin students, their industry professional and the academic supervisor. All components are structured carefully taking into consideration industry feedback to develop students’ transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers. Additionally, students will be able to put their knowledge into practice and gain valuable experience.

Each team will be supported by Deakin staff who will manage the program and facilitate client meetings.

Activities:
  • Deakin and Symbiosis University academic workshops
  • Business consulting meetings with host company
  • Meetings with industry experts
  • Client presentations

Location:
Note that the program will be completed entirely online.

The program will require a part-time commitment from Monday to Friday each week during the afternoon and evening. Groups may also be required to work outside business hours or on weekends to meet project deadlines and attend meetings with the company.

Program Dates:
Monday 20 June - Friday 8 July 2022.

Students will be required to participate 3 full days each week over the 3 week program.

The program will be considered a Trimester 2 unit enrolment and the result for the unit will be released during T2 results release.

 
 

Cost and Funding

Important to note:

Cost and Funding
There will be no program fee. Students will only be required to pay a unit fee.

Out-of-pocket expenses for students
  • Tuition fees for Deakin unit enrolment. 

WIL Support Scheme
WIL Support Scheme grants are available for eligible domestic undergraduate students. Please go here for more information.


 
 
Unit Information

Postgraduate students
You will be enrolled to study MWL719 International Consultancy Experience.

Eligibility: Completion of 4 credit points (including CPL) prior to starting placement.
This program is available to Deakin Business School students, who have space for a WIL unit/general elective.

Assessment: Learning Portfolio designed around the WIL experience 100% (further details to be advised)







 
 

Testimonials

Here are some comments from students who undertook the pilot program in June 2020,
 
  • "I had a wonderful experience as it helped me to explore my career interest and improve on my soft skills as well. I had an unforgettable experience in terms of learnings, team memories and dedication from all organisers of the program"
 
  • "As this was my first internship, it was a very rewarding one for me because I was extremely satisfied with my academic team who helped through every bit. It was like we could see and experinece the effort they put to being us all together and help us with our reports. This experience has helped me with my communication skills, professional experience and a lot more."
 
  • "I had such an amazing experience, working with real life clients and attending seminars where I was able to learn so much. I felt really supported by the academic staff as well."
 
  • "Such an amazing opportunity where I learnt so much and put myself up for a challenge that I didn't even know I was capable of doing. Had amazing support from my team members, the client and the academics and staff from Deakin. Would 100% recommend."
 
  • "As a mother with young children it was amazing to be able to work with an international team and company, having a cultural experience without having to travel as unfortunately that for myself at this time is not a option."