Global Scope

LOOKING FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE THE AUSTRALIAN WORKPLACE BUT DON'T KNOW WHERE TO START?

WSU will be providing four opportunities throughout 2019 for up to 60 international and domestic participants per program session to be part of a unique opportunity to work on a business project with a NSW Government Agency, NGO or private enterprise. In a multi-disciplined team of WSU students, you will create options to address real-world projects, meet with the project client once a week, be mentored by industry mentors, enhance your business capabilities, build career skills and expand your professional network.

This program will combine some online learning with a two hour workshop, 3 - 4 meetings with professionals (clients and industry mentors). Projects last for 3 weeks and students are expected to contribute 50 hours in total. Note that this will be in addition to your regular study load.

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF PARTICIPATING IN GLOBAL SCOPE?

"Global scope is a very descriptive business projects program which gives an opportunity to an international student to understand the NSW work culture and also helps to develop one's employability skills"

- Sharon Roy, Western Sydney University

PROGRAM DATES

In order to participate in Global Scope you will need to be available throughout the program dates:

IntakesMay 2019July 2019August 2019November 2019
Applications close11.59pm - Friday, 22 March11.59pm - Friday, 25 MayTBCTBC
OrientationThursday, 2 MayThursday, 27 JuneThursday, 1 AugustThursday, 14 November
Program6 May - 24 May1 July - 19 July5 August - 23 August18 November - 6 December

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


How does Global Scope work?

How does Global Scope work?

The Practera team (who run Global Scope) will assign a business problem to teams based on final numbers and participating organisations once students are accepted into the program.

Students will create working briefs, liaise with their team members, be guided by professionals and deliver process improvement options or external research options back to the clients.

Students will learn soft skills, teamwork, project management, working with industry professionals, increasing their professional networks, application of business skills and improving their overall employability.

What would I do on the program?

What would I do on the program?

As a student consultant, I will:

  • Need to be in Sydney during the program to meet with your team and professionals (project client and industry mentor) regularly.
  • Work with your assigned NSW Government Agency, NGO or private enterprise.
  • Interact with and develop networks with leaders, project clients, industry mentors and management consultants.
  • Work with in a diverse team to create an innovative business proposition.
  • Learn applied business skills in industry.
  • Develop real world professional skills.

This is an extracurricular program. To gain the official certification, you must complete:

  • The 50-hour commitment;
  • Meetings with professionals every week (On average, one hour meeting with project client and another one hour meeting with industry mentor every week);
  • The project deliverables: Project Plan, Project Findings Report (Draft), Project Findings Report (Final) and Final Presentation.

What is required of me?

What is required of me?

This program will combine some online learning with a two hour workshop, 3 - 4 meetings with professionals (clients and industry mentors).

You will attend a workshop at university and meetings hosted by mentor and project client organisation. On-site residency at partner agency/organisation is not required although some meetings on-site may take place.

Some learning, delivery and project management will be undertaken online. Mentoring of students by clients and mentors will be via a mix of remote and face-to-face as necessary. Team collaboration will be required throughout.

How will Global Scope help me?

How will Global Scope help me?

The program aims to help improve your:

  • Employability skills;
  • Social connections;
  • Real business experience

CHECK OUT THE GLOBAL SCOPE WEBINARS

If you want to know more about Global Scope or have a few questions then register for one of the following webinars:

Friday,17 May 20192.15pm - 2:45pmRegister

APPLY NOW

Get ready to be part of a unique opportunity to work on a business project.

DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Get in touch with us!

Catherine Reed
Compliance and Project Officer | Western Sydney International
c.reed@westernsydney.edu.au