WORK READINESS PROGRAM: PREPARING FOR AN INTERNSHIP

HUS3WRP

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this work-readiness subject addressing the La Trobe Innovation and Entrepreneurship Essential, you begin the internship process. You are expected to nominate the work or community sector in which you would like to work or to intern. You are not expected to have arranged an actual internship. The subject assists you to scope properly a potential future internship. Guided by the subject coordinator, you define a project for an internship. You first inform yourself thoroughly about the industry or community sector in which the project might be located. You then develop a project plan, finessing it two drafts. You even complete a mock application and interview for the role you have planned. The subject enables you to start to configure your academic skills and learning into a possible start-up, career or vocation. The subject assists you in the planning and research that is needed before you can start to bring your university-based learning out and into an authentic work or community setting The application form is at https://latrobe.careerhub.com.au/Form.aspx?id=551308.


SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorTonya Stebbins

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in this subject requires subject coordinator's approval. HuSS students must have completed HUS1FAS and HUS2NGP, or their recognised equivalents, plus at least 90 other credit points in any level of their degree. Students from other degrees are eligible to apply, and will be expected to have completed their second-year degree cores, or their equivalents, plus at least 90 other credit points in any level of their degree.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Depending on the themes of the subject, students enrolling in HUS3WRP may be required to obtain (at their own expense) a Working with Children Police Check before enrolment. Students who already arranged an actual internship that is approved by the subject coordinator should enrol in HUS3WPP.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsWork Placements: A survival guide for studentsRecommendedChristine Fanthome, 2014Palgrave Macmillan

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply critical and problem solving skills to identify issues and roles affecting the organization in which you wish to intern.

Activities:
Seminars and online sessions Research Report on the Sector Work or Community Project Brief
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)

03. Pre-figure communications you imagine you will make with a range of stakeholders in the organization in which you wish to intern.

Activities:
Application for a Role consistent with the Project Brief Mock Interview for the Role
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Research the professional context of the organization in which you wish to intern, including its traditions and sites, the backgrounds of the people, and the issues of cultural and social diversity they confront.

Activities:
Seminars and online sessions Research Report on the Sector Work or Community Project Brief Application for a Role consistent with the Project Brief Mock Interview for the Role
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Personal and Professional Skills (Autonomy and independence,Ethical behaviour,Adaptability Skills,Study and Learning Skills)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving,Inquiry/Research)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

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