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University students learn teamwork in the workplace

University Richie Williams
Twenty University of Newcastle students had a unique experience in their Industry Placement Program in the first semester of 2018.
Business Coach, Richie Williams facilitated the students through a Career Foundation Program while working in four separate businesses. The 20 students consisted of 12 Australian students and eight international students that worked across a range of topics, including Accounting, Finance, Economics, Leadership, Human Resources, Marketing, Events, International Trade, Logistics and Entrepreneurship.
The students were allocated across a number of different businesses, including:
Business Growth Centre – Graeme Cotton
V & V International – Nico Voogt
Supaskills – Craig Johnston
Stadimax/Stadiarena- Rene Licata
A range of exercises were conducted to assist the students with their planning, communication and networking skills, while embarking on a variety of projects within each of the businesses.
The program received positive feedback from students who welcomed the opportunity.
Thomas Smith (Economics/Finance) said “Through working with Stadimax/Stadiarena and subsequently with Richie Williams I have had the opportunity to be involved in a vast plethora of differing developments within the local community. Having had the opportunity to work both in project focused groups and individually, I’ve gained a significant range of skills readying me for my future career in the workforce.
The University is now calling for registrations of interest for their mid-semester and second semester placements.