Whether it’s called an internship, practicum, placement, clinical placement, project, wider field experience, supervised professional experience, professional practice or work experience, most USC degrees have opportunities for Work integrated learning (WIL). WIL offers an opportunity to put theory into practice, develop personal and professional skills, establish job networks, and find out what it’s like to work in your area of study.
Students undertaking WIL have an opportunity to acquire and demonstrate knowledge and skills employers look for in graduates. Experience can be recorded on a resume, and can result in work that can be added to a professional portfolio.
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Work integrated learning news
USC students use social media to help businesses
A national champion netballer, an assistant seal trainer and an airline pilot are among the USC Social Media students who have helped 47 Sunshine Coast businesses and non-profit groups improve their communication strategies this year.
USC Law students earn offers from top-tier firms
USC Law students have been impressing the bigwigs of major law firms in Brisbane, with a host of students securing legal clerkships in recent months.
Onyongo relates to refugees during UN internship
A USC student who came to Australia 14 years ago after fleeing civil war in Ethiopia has helped other refugees find safe havens while doing an internship with a United Nations agency in Malaysia.
USC students to run nutrition workshop for Men’s Health Week
Two USC Nutrition and Dietetics students will run a free public workshop on Monday 12 June to help Sunshine Coast men learn more about the links between diet and mental health.
Touching milestone in USC’s Vanuatu project
A simple video of a child in Vanuatu crawling for the first time has demonstrated the incredible ongoing effects of a work placement by USC Occupational Therapy (OT) students nearly a year ago.
Student work celebrated in Africa
Four USC representatives have attended the official re-opening of the famous Letaba Elephant Hall in South Africa’s Kruger National Park this week.