WA State Government Internship Program
Thursday, 25 November 2010
Student interns celebrate their success with Dr Helen Sitlington and Dr Kim Schofield
Three students from the School of Management have recently participated in the WA State Government Internship Program as part of their Bachelor of Business degree. Kristine Lockwood, Mirsad Bahtic and Rebecca Eades each spent 115 hours on placement in different Government departments.
The WA State Government Internship Program provides eligible undergraduate and postgraduate students with the opportunity to undertake a project within a WA State Government agency. Projects include policy and guideline development, critical analysis of issues, and drafting of strategy options.
The students were advised by their lecturer, Dr Helen Sitlington, about a number of placement projects available. They had to go through an application process, which included explaining why they wanted to undertake the project.
On completion of the placements, their achievements were recognised at a certificate presentation event hosted by Dr Kim Schofield, Deputy Commissioner Capability and Development Division, Public Sector Commission, at the Sheraton Hotel, Perth.
Dr Sitlington, lecturer in Human Resources Management, believes the placements provide excellent practical experience.
‘The practicum unit allows students to apply their knowledge in a real organisation. They gain additional skills and also confidence in their own knowledge and abilities,’ said Dr Sitlington.
She also noted other positive outcomes of the program, such as the placements often resulting in job opportunities with organisations, which many students benefited from.
For more information on workplace opportunities for Faculty of Business and Law students, contact:
Workplace Opportunities Coordinator