You never know where a placement could take you!
In 2016,Claire Lawlor, a 4th Year Student studying a Bachelor of Business/Bachelor of Commerce, chose a BUSN3002 placement with Vision Property and Finance in Mt Hutton. In taking this placement, Claire had a keen interest in advancing her skills in financial planning.
Matched with host organisation Vision Property and Finance, Claire was able to gain valuable industry experience by undertaking coding transactions from a tax point of view, and by attending meetings with clients to further her understanding of the practical application of financial planning.
Vision Property and Finance regarded Claire as a highly competent candidate within the BUSN3002 course. Following the conclusion of her placement, Claire was successful in gaining part-time employment with the organisation.
Claire encourages fellow students to undertake this course as she believes it is a great opportunity to gain further exposure to the practical application of the financial theories taught at university.
Host Organisations in 2019
We are currently working with local and national organisations to secure placement opportunities.
There will be a set number of Faculty sourced placements that students can apply for. However, to ensure a placement opportunity students are encouraged to source their own work placement. Guidance on how to do this will be available at the information sessions and through the University Careers Hub.
Here are some examples of companies who have previously provided placement opportunities
- Australian Taxation Office
- Club Macquarie Function and Accommodation Centre
- Colliers International (Newcastle)
- Destination Sydney Surrounds North
- Fiducian Financial Services
- Fresh Marketing
- Hunter Business Chamber
- Hunter New England Area Health
- Hunter Water Corporation
- Jack Newton Junior Golf
- Lighthouse Touris
- Newcastle Jets
- Newcastle Stevedores
- Northern NSW Football
- P.R.I.D.E. Business Coaching
- The University of Newcastle
- The West Group Australia
- Varley Group
How to Apply
Applications are welcome from all students who have completed at least 120 credit points towards their degree (mandatory).
Complete the online expression of interest form.
Consider another course to undertake as a Plan B if you do not secure a placement.
In the event of student interest being greater than the number of placements available, priority will be given to enrolling students who:
- Are in their final year of study
- Have a GPA of 4.0 or higher
- Have submitted an early EOI