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1 Professional Employment Program Mon 24 – Tues 25 Nov 2014

2 Program Goals >Assist international ICT students with transition into the Australian workplace >Develop strategies to improve your effectiveness in the workplace >Improve your Australian employment prospects

3 Program Features >Industry guest speakers >Australian workplace culture >Tips to improve your communication skills >Job search strategies >Networking with Industry

4 Day 1 > Job search strategies > Internship information session > ICT Industry Panel > Interview skills > Australian workplace culture > Career Services

5 Day 2 > Strategies for Managing your Career > Networking Strategies > Speed Networking Session with Industry

6 Apply now and Register today >Submit your application and secure your place in the program >Application forms are available today >Cost: $20.00 > DEADLINE : Friday 24 October 2014

7 ICT Internship Project Semester 1, 2015

8 ICT Internship Project >Exciting opportunity to undertake a project in a real workplace, as part of your Masters Degree >Placements are supervised by a workplace professional and a Swinburne academic, this unit will allow you to: –apply your practical skills and theoretical knowledge in an IT industry context –develop your understanding of IT business processes & structures and –establish contacts in the IT industry

9 ICT Internship Project >Internships run in each semester period in March-May and August- October. >The unit involves regular weekly classroom activities and a project activity undertaken at an industry site for two days per week over a semester (three months). >The unit is credit baring and has the following assessment items: –Work log to be filled out every week –Time sheet when students are at the work place –Project presentation at host organisation –Software requirements specification document (for ICT80004 only) –Report and project deliverables to the host organisation

10 Eligibility for ICT Internship Project >Be in the final semester of an approved degree >Maintain at least a credit average >Complete the Professional Employment Program (PEP) >Submit a formal application to undertake an interview >Attend a Swinburne interview >Be available to undertake an interview with the host organisation in the 3 weeks prior to commencing next semester >Have strong communication skills as well as having technical and theoretical knowledge applicable to the ICT industry

11 Eligibility for ICT Internship Project Eligible courses: > Master of Information Technology > Master of Information Technology (Professional Computing) > Master of Information Technology Project Management > Master of Technology (IT) > Master of Science (Network Systems) > Master of Engineering Science (Network Systems & Telecommunications) > Master of Information Technology Business Analysis

12 Selection Process for ICT Internship Project >Swinburne interviews: 1-5 December 2014 >Industry interviews (timings are flexible): 9-27 February 2015 >This is a competitive process – at no stage of the application process are positions guaranteed. >30-40 students each semester >Host organisations have the final say >Organisations will choose applicants who they believe are the best fit for the positions on offer, the same as would occur for a general job application process. >Preparing for your interview is vital to securing a position make use of the Careers service and practice the STAR technique

13 How to Apply for ICT Internship Project >Register and pay for the 2-day Professional Employment Program (PEP) >Submit an online interview application opportunities/internships/internship-form.php opportunities/internships/internship-form.php >Applications are due by 5PM FRIDAY 24 OCT 2014

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