I'm Sonia from Boundless. You're here to express interest in your school's Melbourne Work Experience Camp, in the week of 1 - 5 May. I'll help guide you through the key information.
1. WHY MELBOURNE WORK EXPERIENCE?
We think this is a great opportunity to test out your passions, explore where your VCE subjects can take you and know what it’s like to work in the city. Our partners include many of Melbourne's top professional workplaces.
Students from Shepparton over the past two years have found this experience to be really valuable. It increased their confidence and gave them a clearer idea about their future options.
2. HOW DO I EXPRESS MY INTEREST?
Click the button at the very bottom of this page to complete our expression of interest form.
3. WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THAT?
We'll be coming to your school to meet with you on Thursday 23 March. I'll be in contact by email before this.
If you have any questions, you can speak to the careers teachers at your school, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your interest, now go ahead and click below!
Sonia from Boundless
WHAT PLACEMENTS ARE AVAILABLE?
If you have a favourite building or an eye for detail a placement at one of Melbourne’s top tier architecture firms might be just for you. On this placement you will learn more about the design process in architecture and how to use software to design your own building and create a 3D model.
These placements are hosted by Crumpler, the company that designed the luggage for the Australian Olympic team. Work experience here follows the full design process, from sketching, pattern making and fabric selection through to deciding how to market your product.
Graphic Design and Web Design
Work experience at an international design and marketing agency which focuses on producing digital work. You will work in a team to design a brand/website or marketing strategy on behalf of a client. This placement is well suited to students interested in graphic design or web development.
Law & Justice
A placement at a top corporate law firm in Melbourne gives you the opportunity to understand how lawyers work to resolve a range of civil disputes, from multi-million dollar contract negotiations through to protecting the intellectual property of a new company. These placements are ideal for a student who is considering studying law and looking to truly understand what it takes to work at a top firm.
Social justice law
Work experience at a class action law firm, the Victorian Law Reform Commission or at the Fair Work Commission are ideal for students who want to learn how to use the law to better protect people’s rights. During these placements you could be putting together a case for compensation for someone who has been injured at work, to thinking about how we should change the law to better protect vulnerable people. If you are placed at the Department of Justice you could be examining better ways to protect Victorians from crime.
Business and Finance
There are opportunities to explore all aspects of running a successful business. This placement is idea for students who are interested in how large businesses or entrepreneurs are able to increase sales, keep employees happy, communicate with customers or manage finances and accounting. Businesses include the corporate headquarters of Mercedes Benz, an Australian Start-Up education company and a firm which specialises in helping companies hire the best employees. If you are interested in one of these placements, please indicate what aspects of business or accounting you want to learn most about so we can make sure we match you with the best fit.
Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths
At the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute, you will explore how we can use biology to save the lives of cancer patients. This placement is ideal for a student who has a strong interest in science and biomedicine and wishes to understand the research that takes place to understand cancer before treating it. You will be working independently in a laboratory environment but may also need to interact with patients so it is essential that you comfortable with both.
IT and Maths
There are placements available at a company which is changing the way students learn maths by creating an individualised online program for years 7-10 students. If you love maths and/or enjoy designing computer programs this placement will allow you to learn valuable skills while also seeking your input as a student on how to help students love mathematics.
There are placements available in mechanical, structural and chemical engineering. As these placements are quite different (designing chemical tests for food, designing a building, through to conducting safety checks on a truck engine) so please make sure you take the time to look into which placement best suits your interests and skills.