Being fortunate enough to immerse myself in a professional environment, in my chosen field of marketing and technology, has benefitted my development and professional self. I know that the experience and skills I build upon now will be beneficial and provide more opportunities for me once I graduate.
My advice to future placement students would be to remember not to be too hard on yourself; be patient — no question is a silly question. Don’t forget, you’re there to learn and your colleagues are there to support and help you grow. The practical application will take a little extra time. Working with industry experts will increase your skills and knowledge, especially in areas that academic units you undertake during your degree won’t, so make the most of it!
Real industry experience at Swinburne invites students to apply theory from their degree into practice. It is an incredible opportunity to work with leading industry partners and professionals. I recommend this program to any Swinburne student who wants to enhance their professional and career development, gain some industry experience, and increase their skills and knowledge before graduating.