Arts student stories

  • Sophie Evans, Bachelor of Arts (Professional) majoring in Professional Writing and Editing

    Arts and Humanities

    Sophie's placement story


    Sophie's placement allowed her to channel creativity through social media management, graphic design work and photoshoots.

Business student stories

  • Olivia, Bachelor of Business (Marketing) student


    Olivia's business placement

    The Lumery

    Olivia created her pathway into a career through a professional placement while building self-confidence, accountability and teamwork.

  • Georgia, Bachelor of Aviation/Bachelor of Business student


    Georgia's internship story

    Swinburne University of Technology

    Georgia showcased her talents on multiple projects while learning new skills and acquiring credit points along the way

  • Alex, Bachelor of Business Information Systems/Bachelor of Business student


    Alex's internship story

    Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate Richmond

    Alex took his skills from classroom and applied them to work to help a US company enter the Australian market.

  • Business

    Brent's placement story


    Brent’s placement confirmed that a career in HR was for him, but not in the area that he originally thought.

  • Business

    Amelia's placement story


    Read about Amelia's experience working as a Workshop Associate at Design Factory Melbourne, Swinburne.

  • Business

    Thishara's placement story

    Bosch Australia

    Thishara’s professional degree has allowed her to study and work full-time for 12-months in Australia.

  • Business

    Grace's internship story

    Richmond Football Club

    Grace's internship gave her the essential skills and experience to kick-start her career.

Education student stories

  • Ruby, Bachelor of Education (Primary)


    Ruby's placement story

    Early Autism Services

    Ruby's three placements, including one in Thailand, affirmed her passion in teaching young children.

Engineering student stories

  • Software Engineering

    Lily's placement story


    Lily's work at NAB as a software engineer allowed her team to make better informed decisions about products and services offered.

  • Fergus - Civil Engineering and Finance

    Civil Engineering and Finance

    Fergus's placement story

    Metro Trains

    Fergus’ placement at Metro Trains gave him an opportunity to learn work and life skill.

  • Civil Engineering

    Alex's placement story

    City of Yarra

    Alex's placement helped provide context to the skills he learnt at Swinburne.

Health and Science student stories

  • Kaye and Swinburne student, Bronte, outdoors having an informal chat.

    Health Science

    Bronte's placement story

    Rural Northwest Health

    Bronte’s worked across two fields - health promotion and people and culture involving older, younger and LGBTQI+ people and raising awareness about family violence.

  • Science

    Sahil's placement story

    British Geological Survey

    Read about Sahil's experience as an environmental chemist during his overseas work placement at British Geological Survey.

  • Health Science

    Michelle's placement story

    Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre

    Bachelor of Health Science (Professional) student Michelle was responsible for assisting with the research process from idea to publication and dissemination.

Information Technology student stories

  • Sinviana, Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology student

    Information Technology

    Sinviana's internship story

    Swinburne University of Technology

    Sinviana's internship gave her an opportunity to explore future career options and discover what she enjoyed most.

  • Alanna, Bachelor of Computer Science student

    Information Technology

    Alanna's industry project story

    Swinburne University of Technology

    Alanna undertook a capstone project and created a working prototype that exceeded the client's expectation.

  • Information Technology

    Amanda's placement story


    Amanda discovered that she needs to constantly push the boundaries in whatever she does through her professional placement.

  • Swinburne student, Liem, at a lectern in front of Swinburne University branding.

    Information Technology

    Liem's placement story

    National Australia Bank

    Read about Liem's experience working at National Australia Bank during his placement. 

  • Information Technology

    Shoaib's internship story

    Media Links Australia

    Shoaib's internship was the first step towards his career in Australia.

Law student stories

Media, Communication and Design student stories

  • Ruvinie, Bachelor of Media and Communication/Bachelor of Business student

    Media and Communication

    Ruvinie's internship story

    Inner Glow Superfoods Inc.

    Ruvinie discovered her ability to quickly adapt as she was travelling across the world on her own.

  • Lucy, Bachelor of Media and Communications student

    Media and Communication

    Lucy's internship story


    Lucy's internship opened her eyes to the industry and led her to the creation of her own food blogging journey.

  • Beau, Bachelor of Design student


    Beau's internship story


    Beau's internship provided him with a seat at the table in a start-up company's decision making.

  • Swinburne student, Gerald, whilst on professional placement at Swinburne.

    Marketing and Communication Design

    Gerald's placement story


    Read about Gerald's experience within the communications team during his work placement at Swinburne University.

  • Communication Design

    Michael's placement story

    Swinburne Design Bureau

    Read more about Michael's experience during his Communication Design work placement at Monash Heart.

  • Swinburne design student,. Osama, holding a football outside Richmond Football Club as part of his internship experience.


    Osama's placement story

    Richmond Football Club

    Read about Osama's experience interning at Richmond Football Club during his professional design placement.

  • Media and Communication

    Natalie's placement story

    Bendigo Bank

    Natalie's placement gave her a significant competitive edge, in the transition from graduation to professional work.

  • Swinburne professional placement student, Elysia, standing in front of a blue abstract artwork.

    Media and Communications

    Elysia's placement story

    Read about Elysia's experience working as Communication Technology Design Officer during her placement at Scope Australia.

  • Placement student Cindy

    Media and communications

    Cindy's placement story


    Read about Cindy's experience as a Marketing Officer for PAVE, Swinburne.

PhD student stories

  • PhD student at her internship smiling with her laptop.

    Doctor of Philosophy

    Khulood's internship story

    ARRB Group

    Khulood's internship gave her valuable experience and knowledge that paved her future as a researcher. 

Professional placement student news stories