'Top Tips for Getting Hired by Multinationals Like Google'
by Jackson Godley, Talent & Outreach Programs Specialist at Google
& ICMS Alumni, class of 2012
We have an impressive network of industry partners. These leading companies provide invaluable industry insight and experience to help shape your qualifications and ensure they are in line with industry best practice. When you study with us you also learn directly from industry with on-site visits and guest lectures from the best in the business.
There are two stages in our industry training program:
During your first year of study you will undertake a Pre-Placement Program. You will prepare a resume, practise interview techniques and gain the necessary knowledge and skills to secure your placement. The Pre-Placement Program is delivered by staff from our Work Integrated Learning (WIL) office who provide coaching and guidance. This valuable experience will prepare you for your placement and equip you with skills for future employment.
Our on-site team of WIL facilitators work with over 1000 industry partners to find the right fit for you to learn the most about your future career. We find a suitable placement that is the best fit for your skills, interests and professional goals. Your professional placement could take you to a major city or regional area in Australia. You could even take up a position in an international city.
Whilst you are out on placement you can work throughout two study periods* (including the term break), which means you could gain up to 9 months of professional placement experience before you graduate. And because this is part of your degree, international students, like domestic students, may work full time (up to 38 hours per week) during their placement and during term breaks.
*one study period is equivalent of one trimester of study (1 orientation week and 13 weeks of subject delivery and assessment)