1. IP2 Personal Reflection Journal (25%)
Scholars are required to maintain a personal reflection journal throughout their IP2 placement. The personal reflection journal is to be used as a tool to assist scholars’ development of their professional skills.
Scholar’s should perform a self-assessment at the beginning of IP2. Reflect on your professional competencies, assess the sponsor’s expectations of a new graduate’s competencies, and establish benchmarks to self-evaluate competencies throughout IP2. Gather a list of the competencies desired for employees by your sponsor organisation. These can often be found on the sponsor’s intranet in the HR area under employee learning and development. You can also refer to the professional attributes listed on the Co-op Career Manager website as well as the UNSW Business School Graduate Attributes.
Compile a list of professional competencies and use the list as a self-evaluation tool to assess your own professional skills. Once you have established a base-line for your professional competences (e.g., poor, good, very good), set goals regarding which competencies need to be developed and how you will attempt to develop these skills. You may consider discussing your competencies with your sponsor supervisor.
Progressively throughout the IP2 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 End of IP2 Presentation. This journal should be submitted at the end of IP2.
2. IP2 End of Industry Placement Presentation (40%)
Within their last 2 weeks, Scholars are required to make a 20 minute oral presentation. Please refer to the UNSW Co-op Industry Placement Guidelines End of Industry Placement Presentation for the topics to be addressed in the presentation.
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, appropriate pitch).
Presentations should be professional - addressed to an audience with industry and IS/IT knowledge, that is, scholars should pitch their presentation towards their sponsor organisation, their sponsor supervisor(s) and relevant colleagues and management. Use appropriate range of vocabulary and behave professionally. Your Academic Mentor and/or LIC, UNSW Co-op Program Office staff will attend. Scholars are required to advise in advance the Academic Mentor and/or LIC and UNSW Co-op Program Office of the date of the presentation. All relevant staff at the sponsor organisation should also be invited to attend. Scholars should request that their sponsor supervisor preview the presentation prior in order to ensure there is no loss of confidential information.
For your INFS3202 grade to be updated to an SY, you will need to provide a PDF copy of your End-of-IP2 Presentation slides to the School - firstname.lastname@example.org
3. IP2 Sponsor Evaluation (20%)
Within 2 weeks of completing IP2, 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 Placement online (Co-op Program Career Manager) within 2-3 weeks of completing their IP2 placement.
Scholars should also provide a copy of their sponsor evaluation for the sponsor’s HR file and augment with any additional Scholar evaluation comments. In the event scholars cannot submit an assessment by the assigned date, scholars should discuss the submission date with the LIC.
For your INFS3202 grade to be updated to an SY - you will need to provide a PDF copy of IP2 Sponsor Evaluation to the School - email@example.com
4. IP2 Research Project Report (15%)
For IP2, you are required to prepare a report on the following:
Drawing on your personal reflections diary, discuss the growth of your professional competencies during IP2 and insights you gained on the importance of professional competences in your sponsor’s workplace. Where possible, apply knowledge gained through your tertiary studies at UNSW. Provide recommendations where the sponsor may be able to improve their performance evaluation criteria and/or processes used for new graduates’ performance evaluations.
This report is due at the end of your IP2 placement. The Research Report should be written in a formal ‘business report’ format and information to an intended reader in a professional or business manner. You are expected to present and analyse the information and provide recommendations to assist the reader in making a business decision.
The report is limited to 4 pages in total excluding references and appendices. The report should use sections, headings, and bullet points where appropriate. The report should be formatted using Times New Roman (font size12), double spaced and all margins should be 2.54 cm. Remember to proofread.