Victoria University teams up with Leo Burnett, Honda for work experience comp

By AdNews | 15 May 2014

Victoria University has launched a competition giving Year 10 and 11 students the chance to win one week's work experience at Leo Burnett, Just Group, Honda, Nova FM or Mushroom Group.

The interactive online competition requires students to upload a written and visual submission showcasing their passion for the industry represented by their chosen company.

Victoria University vice chancellor and president Professor Peter Dawkins said: "Most Year 10 and 11 students try to secure two weeks of work experience each year which means that, in any given year, there may be more than 60,000 kids undertaking in excess of four million hours of work experience.

"Whether you’re a business, teacher, parent, or student, it is up to all of us to help ensure that every hour of this is well-spent and that participants get the real-world experience they need to succeed in their professional lives.

"Victoria University has a long tradition of connecting students with high-profile organisations so they can gain experience that matches their career interests. The Australia-first 'Work Experience of a Lifetime' project takes this one step further as we seek to give high school students the opportunity to gain invaluable experience and insights into what it’s like to work in some of the most exciting and competitive local industries."

Mushroom Group managing director Ian James said: "The Mushroom Group covers all aspects of the business – records, publishing, touring, booking, merchandising, film and television – and the successful student will have the opportunity to meet the people who make things happen and learn what it really takes for an act to succeed. They will also learn what qualities are needed if they are to progress their own career."

Entries are open until 6 June. Winners will be selected shortly after for the program, which will run during the July school holidays.

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