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Work-ready graduate gets the edge

Friday, 17 June 2016

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The School of Medical and Health Sciences at Edith Cowan University runs an Internship Program aimed at high-achieving undergraduate students where in addition to practicum placements, students can gain additional experience as an intern with local industry (i.e. 10-15 hours per week, 6-9 months) thus enhancing their work readiness and increasing their professional networks. In addition to the student-related outcomes, the Internships provide an opportunity for us to showcase the skills and knowledge of our graduates.

Tom James-Wallace (a graduate from Exercise and Sports Science) was a successful applicant who undertook his internship with the WA Football Commission. Tom said “I was able to apply what I learnt through my degree in a practical setting as well as be exposed to the professional side of sport in WA”.

Since completing his degree Tom has successfully secured full-time employment within the health industry in a strength and conditioning coach role.

Tom states, “I can honestly say the experience I had throughout my internship was the main reason I transferred seamlessly into the industry”.

Tom James-Wallace saw the professional Internship as an opportunity to develop his career skills, expand his networks and gain industry experience that subsequently assisted him to gain employment.

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For more information contact:

Ms Priscilla Maffullo
Email: p.maffullo@ecu.edu.au

Dr Shelley Beatty
Email: s.beatty@ecu.edu.au.

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