Work experience as an Economics & Finance Student

As a QUT Business student it will only be a matter of time before you come across ‘Work Integrated Learning (WIL); one of the many ways you will gain real-world learning through your degree. Our Economics and Finance students have worked in a range of exciting and relevant placements; with some even going on to be offered employment opportunities. Maddison, Doug, Harleen and Jess share their insights from participating in WIL.

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Undertaking an internship

Choosing the right degree is daunting, but figuring out what to do after Uni is even more overwhelming. Employers prefer grads with “experience” but finding the right experience can be challenging. However, this is less challenging thanks to our access to QUT supported internships that provide students with career-specific experiences – increasing the likelihood of graduate employment.

I have been fortunate to have gained experience through the Corporate Partners In Excellence (CPIE) Scholarship program. The CPIE internship provided me with the opportunity to put the theory I had learnt into practice and gain real-world experience. The experiences gained assisted me to decide on areas of potential specialisation within my chosen field.

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My Auckland experience – Champions Trophy Case Competition

Two weeks ago, I embarked on one of ‘those’ journeys. You know the ones. The trips where you learn unimaginable things, and leave with tears in your eyes as you part from the new friends you now call family. It’s corny, but it’s true – this one happened to be the University of Auckland’s Champions Trophy Case Competition.

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