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The unit provides real world learning experiences for undergraduate students majoring in advertising, international business or logistics, marketing or public relations, or as part of an approved scholarship program in QUT Business School. . Students complete internships or projects with approved industry and community partners, learning through authentic activities that are planned and assessed. An internship is a work integrated learning opportunity, with a student completing a placement in an organisation. A project is a work integrated learning opportunity, with a student completing a service learning, community, industry, or work-based project, often as a member of a small team of students. Internships and projects are learning opportunities for students, focused on practising, developing and refining knowledge and skills.
The Real World Internships and Projects unit is a work integrated learning opportunity for students majoring in advertising, international business or logistics, marketing, or public relations, or participating in an approved scholarship program. Students can build on their knowledge and skills in a real world setting, and develop a reflective and critical approach to professional practice.
The Real World Internships and Projects unit aims to equip students demonstrate, test, and refine skills relevant to professional practice through active participation during an internship or project. Learning activities, supervision from industry or community partner and teaching team, along with assessment tasks support students during the internship or project and better prepare them for transition to practice.
strong>Course Assurance of Learning Goals (Undergraduate)The QUT Business School has established the Assurance of Learning (AOL) Goals to meet contemporary industry needs and standards. Achieving these learning outcomes will assist you to meet the desired graduate outcomes set at QUT - aligned with other internationally renowned business schools. Students will develop the following capabilities relevant to a contemporary global and sustainable business environment:Knowledge and Technological Skills (KS)1.1 Demonstrate and apply integrated discipline (including technical) knowledge across the broad field of business with depth in one or more core business disciplines1.2 Apply technical and technological skills appropriate and effective for real world business purposes and contexts.Higher Order Thinking (HO)2.1 Investigate real world business issues and situations through the effective analysis, evaluation and synthesis of theory and practice2.2 Exercise independent judgement and initiative in adapting and applying knowledge and skills for effective planning, problem solving and decision making in diverse contexts.Professional Communication (PC)3.1 Use information literacy skills, and communicate effectively and professionally in written forms and using media appropriate for diverse purposes and contexts3.2 Use information literacy skills, and communicate effectively and professionally in oral forms, appropriate for diverse purposes and contexts.Teamwork and Self (TS)4.1 Exercise self-reflection, responsibility and accountability in relation to own learning and professional practice.4.2 Apply teamwork knowledge and skills for effective collaboration across diverse purposes and contextsSocial, Ethical and Global Understanding (SE)5.1 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of ethical and legal principles and practices in analysing and responding to business issues5.2 Demonstrate and apply knowledge of socially responsible behaviour in analysing and addressing business issues in national and international business contexts.Unit Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this unit, you should be able to:1. apply business principles, knowledge and skills in a 'real world' environment during a internship or project;2. reflect on their own strengths and weaknesses and how these contribute to their professional practice;3. develop a professional job application, including responses to selection criteria4. prepare a professional presentation as a digital storyThe specific course learning goals and unit objectives that apply to this unit are shown in the assessment section of this unit outline.
Knowledge and skills to be developed in the unit include:
Experiential learning in workplace settings and reflective practice are key approaches to teaching and learning in the unit. Students will be prepared for and supported during their internship or project through three face-to-face three-hour workshop sessions during the semester, and using online resources, discussion and activities on the unit Blackboard site.
QUT is committed to maintaining high academic standards to protect the value of its qualifications. To assist you in assuring the academic integrity of your assessment you are encouraged to make use of the support materials and services available to help you consider and check your assessment items. Important information about the university's approach to academic integrity of assessment is on your unit Blackboard site.
A breach of academic integrity is regarded as Student Misconduct and can lead to the imposition of penalties.
Prescribed TextThere is no prescribed text for this unit. A range of resources will be available to students through Blackboard.
Students are required to complete the work integrated learning risk assessment audit before commencing their internship or project. Industry partners are provided with information and requirements to meet obligations and requirements in risk managementStudents should also familiarise themselves with evacuation procedures operating in the buildings in which they attend classes and take the time to view the Emergency video.