Why complete an industry placement?

An industry placement (internship) can help you gain new skills and industry knowledge, build contacts and networks. Whether you are just getting started in your career or taking the next step, here are just some of the many personal and professional benefits of completing a WIL internship.

Improve your employability

Undertaking an industry placement (internship) can help you build invaluable industry experience, develop your professional skills, and create contacts and networks within a particular organisation or sector. This can often help with finding employment after graduating.

Many employers that we work with end up hiring interns upon graduation, or provide references, connections and guidance to help them with their career development.

Develop a global perspective

Employers are looking for graduates with a global perspective. An overseas industry placement (internship) offers professional work experience and adventure rolled into one. You will come home with a deeper understanding of different workplace cultures, expanded networks, enhanced communication skills and a boosted CV, all leading to that next career step.

Make a difference

Host organisations value the skills and new thinking that Monash Business School interns bring to the workplace. Our students have made a big impact across many different organisations by providing operational support, working on key projects, complex problem solving and identifying new business opportunities.

Improve your study

Completing an industry placement (internship) can also help you with your studies. Putting the knowledge you're gaining into a professional context can give greater depth to understanding your discipline area and consolidate your learning through reporting and reflecting on your experience.

Get academic credit

If you complete a 12 or 6 credit point unit over the summer or winter breaks, you can reduce your course load during semester, allowing you to focus more on the units you study.

For undergraduate students, you may also be able to use an industry placement (internship) unit as part of your major.