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An opportunity to apply the skills you are acquiring through your academic study to a project designed by a local company or community group in New Zealand, or internationally.
The programme provides students with a placement within a business or organisation to gain experience in a professional workplace environment and develop the skills and competencies to gain a competitive edge upon graduation.Students work with a partner organisation throughout the programme, as well as participate in regular workshops with a focus on personal development and reflection. The workshops are group facilitated discussions which encourage students to reflect on what they are learning in their internships. The focus of the workshops in PACE295 include:- strengths based focus- effective communication- adaptability- reflectionStudents have worked on a diverse range of placements and projects including analysing social media, event organisation, policy analysis, media strategy development, marketing and fundraising, oral history research, community and social development. We can also cater for more specialised placements related to all disciplines, especially for international students and Study Abroad students. Note: Enrolment is by application to the PACE programme and an interview, and permission from the PACE Team. More information can be found on the course link. Specific placements cannot be guaranteed and are based on the most suitable match for the student’s skills set.
By the end of the course, students will be able to:1. Identify and develop existing personal skills, knowledge and attributes relevant to the workplace.2. Acquire, articulate and apply a range of new skills during the internship to support future employability.3. Research, plan and implement a project in partnership with the host organisation.4. Communicate effectively in the workplace.5. Analyse, summarise and reflect upon the internship experience for their own personal development.
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:
Employable, innovative and enterprising
Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.
Engaged with the community
Students will have observed and understood a culture within a community by reflecting on their own performance and experiences within that community.
Students will comprehend the influence of global conditions on their discipline and will be competent in engaging with global and multi-cultural contexts.
Any 90 points at any level from any subject, special application and interview, and permission of the Internship Director.
PACE195 - Professional and Community Engagement
Students must attend one activity from each section.
PACE295 have a number of timetabled workshops.Contact hours with the internship are negotiated between the student and the Partner Organisation.As this course is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) programme there are certain professional expectations required throughout the course. Students are expected to:• Initiate and maintain contact with the Site Adviser and Academic Adviser (where applicable) • Maintain contact with the Internship Coordinator and inform of all developments• Check University email daily to keep up to date with developments and changes to meetings • Inform the Internship Coordinator of any changes to your work, academic or personal situation• Be responsible for the submission of all work under your own time management
- Preferred Application deadline: 12th June 2023. Applications received beyond this date will be considered on a case by case basis.- Enrolment in the course is by an application and interview process. More information, key application dates and the application form can be found in the course link.- Unfortunately we cannot guarantee specific placements, we have a wide range of potential host organisations that we work with, however due to resource constraints of businesses that pop up throughout the year we cannot guarantee placements.
Domestic fee $821.00
International fee $3,750.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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Faculty of Arts