Gain real world experience

Practical experience can help you develop and demonstrate skills and attributes to increase employability and set yourself apart.


You can gain real world experience both within and outside your degree (paid and unpaid). Some of the many options include (but are not limited to): Placements, Vacation Work, Internships, Clerkships, Cadetships, Scholarships and Part-time / Casual employment or Work Experience / Volunteering in a field of work related to your degree. Read more about real world opportunities for students.

You can also consider participating in activities, programs and competitions. See below.

Murdoch or Guild programs and activities

It was a great way to develop more skills and meet fantastic people from all disciplines. I’m so glad I got to be a part of it. It really provided me which such a good learning experience and I have also made some very special friends along the way.Frances (MSEL student participant)

Enter a student competition hosted by Murdoch University or industry.

Student competitions offer you an opportunity to solve real world problems, present innovative and creative ideas and promote your potential. Competitions can be specific to your field of study or across disciplines. Some examples include:

  • Think Big, Murdoch’s entrepreneur and innovation competition. 
  • Top 100 Future Leaders, a national recruitment process competition hosted by GradConnection and supported by Financial Review.
  • EY Student Competitions, for students interested in tax, corporate finance, data science and cyber security who want to make a difference.

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