How do I find somewhere to do my industrial experience?

It can be challenging and rewarding to find an appropriate placement. While the University is unable to organise your employment, the Careers Service can provide some guidance for students looking for placement opportunities. Some of the services that they provide are:

  • The CareerHub, an online portal with discipline related work and work experience opportunities.
  • Information about job searching strategies.
  • Drop-in and appointment based resume and application checking as well as an interview preparation service.

An Engineering Register developed and provided by the Newcastle Division of Engineers Australia that lists information about local companies such as contact details, work experience availability and discipline.

To increase your chances of finding the right placement you should also join the accrediting professional bodies of your degree (many of whom offer free student memberships), go to professional networking events and build relationships with the contacts you make, attend career fairs and most importantly, don't give up!