IT3 End of Industry Training Experience Presentation & Research report
Within their last two to three weeks, Scholars are required to make a 30-minute oral presentation. Please
refer to the IT Guidelines End of Industry Training Experience Presentation for the topics to be addressed
in the presentation.
The aim of the presentation is as follows:
to give students the opportunity to critically evaluate and reflect on the development of their workplace
skills (e.g. initiative and self-direction, application of discipline knowledge and skills to support an
organisation's business functions, professionalism, communication) during your three industry training
to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their effective communications and application of discipline knowledge and understanding to practice to give students the opportunity to reflect on how they have developed their leadership and professional judgement and decision making skills
Scholars will be assessed on the presentation's content (topic, structure, clarity, level of understanding) as
well as on scholars presentation and communication skills ( confidence, clarity, use of technology,
Your oral presentation should include the following:
Drawing on your personal reflections, discuss the growth of your professional competencies during
your IT experiences and insights you gained on the importance of professional competences in our
How have your industry training placement experiences prepared you to be an effective leader
How have you developed your social network capabilities, that is, how have you developed the skills
and knowledge required to build and maintain personal and professional relationships with others for
mutual benefit in work or career?
How have your Co-op IT placement experiences contributed to you becoming a young professional and
not just a graduate a University graduate?
What aspects of your IT placement experience have been most important in developing your
where possible, apply knowledge gained through your tertiary studies at UNSW
where possible, provide recommendations where the sponsor may be able to improve its performance
evaluation criteria and/or processes used for new graduates' performance evaluations
For Research report- similar to the oral presentation but you must apply knowledge gained through your
tertiary studies at UNSW and demonstrate how that has been applied during your all three IT experiences.
IT3 Sponsor Evaluations
2 sponsor evaluations -Mid-term evaluation and End of term sponsor evaluation
Mid-term review Sponsor Evaluation
The purpose of the mid-term review is to receive feedback on your performance for you to reflect and incorporate any necessary action for the remainder of the placement
End of Term Sponsor Evaluation
Within two weeks of completion of the IT3 placement, sponsors will complete a sponsor evaluation for a
UNSW Co-op program scholar using the template provided by the UNSW Co-op office. Scholars must
submit this performance evaluation and their completed Scholar evaluation of industry training
experience online (co-op program career manager) within two weeks of completing their IT3 placement.
Scholars are required to maintain a personal reflection journal throughout their IT3 placement. The personal reflection journal is to be used as a tool to assist scholars’ development of their professional skills. This journal will be electronic and is referred to as an ePortfolio.
Scholars should perform a self-assessment of at the beginning of IT3, they should reflect on their professional competencies, assess the sponsor’s expectations of a new graduate’s competencies, and establish benchmarks to self-evaluate their competencies throughout their IT3 placement.
Progressively throughout the IT3 placement, you should self-assess to determine the extent to which you are achieving your goals and outline what you can do in the following weeks to improve your professional development. You will then draw on this Personal Reflection Journal to prepare your IT3 research report. This journal should be submitted together with the IT3 Research Project Report at the end of IT3.
• This is a reflective journal not just a diary of your daily activities. You may include details of what your IT3 entails including daily, weekly and monthly duties but this information should be used as a reflection of your own skill development.
• Describe the knowledge you gained while on the job and include, where possible, how knowledge gained from your courses at university was beneficial. This may include technical knowledge as well as knowledge about managing interpersonal relationships in the workplace, managing your time, working independently etc...
• Try to identify competencies that would be especially valuable for new graduates in the sponsor’s organisation. List these items and consider how you may be able to make recommendations to your sponsor on how to improve their graduates’ competencies.