With employers continuing to express the need for closer links between industry and higher education, JCU Brisbane introduced the Leading to Work Program. This program is offered exclusively to JCU Brisbane Bachelor of Business students, with a key focus on developing professional skills for employability within their field of study.

In class, students will have the opportunity to work as part of a team on industry projects and work with corporate leaders. Students also participate in industry visits and other professional business tours.

Professional Internships are a key component of the Leading to Work Program. This valuable opportunity sees top performing students gain hands-on training in an Australian business. Students will work as a member of the team and will be given the opportunity to develop professional skills by undertaking set task allocated by the employer.

As part of your bachelor degree you must undertake certain activities inside and outside of the classroom. These activities prepare you for the Professional Internship Program at the end of your degree.

You will be contacted by the Leading to Work Program Coordinator at certain points in selected subjects and will be informed about programs you are to attend in order to improve your skills. You will be guided through the activities your are to undertake to prepare yourself for employment.

Please note: You will be able to participate in Work Integrated Learning if you meet the academic and practical criteria.

You are the manager of your studies and your career development. To increase your chances of gaining employment after graduation, follow these steps:

  1. Do your Leading to Work program activities on time – do not leave it to the last minute.
  2. Get work experience and build your resume – volunteer!
  3. Build your Pebble Pad Asset Store – add evidence of work, studies and other achievements.
  4. Study hard to qualify for the Professional Internship Program – choose the subject BU3101.
  5. Complete your ePortfolio – get ready for job application.

Based on students’ performance, the best workbook and ePortfolio attempts are rewarded – rules apply!