Read how employers have benefitted from the Diploma of Professional Practice (DPP) work placement program.
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was helping someone transform from a student with a bunch of disconnected teachings into a productive engineer.
Paul Davis, Project X Solutions Pty Ltd
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was:
- watching the interns learn new practical accounting skills in a real “live” workplace.
- watching the students learn on the job skills and become an integral part of a team.
Rose Guerin, Rose Guerin Chartered Accountants
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was providing an opportunity to emerging graduates who have a strong willingness to learn.
Karen Soldatic, Program Coordinator, Master of Policy Studies, School of Social Sciences, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was seeing how the student continually developed their skills throughout their placement. They were able to apply skills learnt throughout their university to the actual workplace. It was not only beneficial to the student's own personal development but also to the functioning of the organisation.
Peter Wang, Royal Chinaware
Virginia's project was to create a comprehensive handbook that will allow any reader to understand each section and be able to comfortably navigate around the site and easily find the relevant documents. She also reviewed all the documents - removed those that were unnecessary and consulted with the team in regards to updating those that were out-dated. It was a very big task but with Virginia's strong work ethic and the strength of her skills mentioned above, she was able to complete it prior to her last day of placement.
Whilst she was working on this project, she also assisted me with recruitment of volunteers conducting phone interviews, face to face interviews, reference checks and entering relevant data into our CRM. Virginia's contribution was an extremely valuable one and we greatly valued her time here. She developed and grew such a range of skills which I hope she will find useful and relevant when she enters the workforce.
Kirsten Lee, Volunteer Coordinator at Starlight Children's Foundation Australia
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was the enthusiasm, energy and entrepreneurial spirit that comes with a UNSW student. At World Trade Advisors, UNSW DPP Analysts work alongside senior colleagues on a wide range of complex assignments. They learn about the world of business, how international trade works, how CEOs think, what drives decisions, and most of all their contributions make a difference. At World Trade Advisors, we look to offer UNSW DPP students challenging assignments that will offer them real world work experiences and lead to their career development.
Our recent DPP intern was a valuable asset to World Trade Advisors. During her internship with the firm, she assisted in writing a International Trade Centre study on Expanding Trade between India and Pakistan. She further enhanced our marketing by helping with the new company website and logo design. I do hope the experience will help her achieve her goals in pursuing her career interests.
Omar Anzur, Managing Partner, World Trade Advisors
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was that Shontelle was an absolute pleasure having in our office! She was capable of all tasks asked of her and was more than happy to help at any time. Our whole team enjoyed having Shontelle as part of our team.
Amber Jones, National Human Resources Officer, Miracle Babies Foundation
The most positive aspect of hosting a UNSW Professional Practice Placement was, not only did the student make a valuable contribution to our business processes, but that we were able to likewise provide the student with some professional experiences and aide in improving his technical and soft skills. It was a perfect partnership!
Trinah De Leon, Scholar & Schools Administration Officer, UNSW Co-op Program