Gain real world experience

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

You can gain real world experience through programs and competitions. Some opportunities may even be paid or include prize money.

Join a Murdoch or Guild program

  • The Career Learning Spine forms part of the curriculum in our undergraduate degrees, which comprises of a range of units that are designed help you effectively manage your career and develop transferable skills for success in a changing world of work.
  • You can also gain practical experience through work placements. The Work Integrated Learning team coordinates work placements and industry projects which can count as credit towards your degree.
  • You can help other students with their studies by becoming a leader through the Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS) or Peer Academic Coach (PAC) programs. These and other paid positions for students are advertised on the Murdoch University current vacancies page.
  • The Murdoch Industry Mentoring (MIM) program connects you to an industry professional in your field of interest. The mentoring experience allows you to develop your industry connections, gain industry knowledge, develop career-aligned skills and attributes, and better prepare you for the transition into the workplace.
  • Consider taking part in an overseas study tour, individual short-term study or international internship as part of the Study Abroad program to expand your career opportunities, make lifelong friends and enjoy the experience of a lifetime.
  • The Murdoch Student Emerging Leaders (MSEL) program develops your leadership, communication and team skills through a real world group project supporting a not-for-profit community organisation.
  • Participating in a volunteer program through the Murdoch Guild Volunteering Hub gives you the opportunity to gain experience whilst helping out a community organisation or a student association.

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, including:

  • Think Big, Murdoch’s entrepreneur and innovation competition. 
  • The Big Idea, a national social enterprise student team competition hosted by The Big Issue.
  • 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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