Work Shadowing Program

The Work Shadowing Program (WSP) provides you with a one-off immersive opportunity to visit and observe a professional work environment to explore potential career paths and industries while enhancing your networks and connections with employers.

The WSP will allow you to:

  • gain professional work context experience and insight
  • enhance industry knowledge and connectivity
  • develop work-ready skills
  • build early professional networks and connections

Applications are now open and will close at 5pm Friday 5 April 2019.

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  • Eligibility

    Eligibility to participate in the program

    • Be a current University of Melbourne student.
    • Be in year one or two of your undergraduate degree, or first year of your postgraduate.
    • Have completed all components of the LMS (Com_02090) and assessment.
    • Be available to attend the induction workshop on Wednesday 1st May 10:00-12:00pm.
  • Registration

    If you believe you will be able to comply with all of the above eligibility for the program, please commence your registration.

    Once you have registered you will be provided with a link to the LMS (COM_02090) to complete the WSP online modules and assessment.

  • Participation

      Participation into the Work Shadowing Program is competitive with a limited number of spaces available. Applicants need to ensure they have complied with all eligibility requirements before they can be matched with a potential Host.

      You will be notified of whether you are successfully allocated to a preferred host organisation by late April 30.

      Post completion you will be asked to complete a Reflection Module.

  • Key dates

      Work Shadowing Program information sessions will be held during Employability Week on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March.

    • Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 March: Work Shadowing Program information sessions
    • Employability Week Monday 18 March: Student registration opens
    • Friday 29 March: Host organisation registration closes
    • Friday 5 April: Student registration closes (5pm)
    • End of April: Students allocated to host organisations
    • End of April: Student induction workshops
    • Between 1 May to 31 July: Work shadowing period
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