The DeakinTALENT FreelancingHUB is an exciting and innovative work-integrated learning initiative designed to develop work-ready graduates. The FreelancingHUB offers internships within a cross-disciplinary, cross-cultural team, developing a solution for a not-for-profit or community organisations. Each project team is assigned an experienced industry mentor/project manager.
The FreelancingHUB gives interns an opportunity to explore working-for-self as a professional freelancer within a co-working space whilst developing key employability skills such as communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking. Internships are open to students across all study areas and Campuses including the Cloud.
Below are examples of the projects that we have for run through the Deakin FreelancingHUB. The clients change each trimester, but this will give you a taste of the type of projects on offer.
“The most important part of the FreelancingHUB is working with a mixed disciplinary group of students, it really taught me what it was like to be in a professional work environment. We were so glad our work was able to make a positive change for the client.”
“Having previously never worked with a client before, I have been challenged in ways that have enriched my studies and pushed me to work at gaining independence in a professional work environment.”
“I loved meeting new people, being challenged across the duration of the placement, meeting client needs and changing perspectives and research appropriately, as well as working as part of a likeminded team who produced something to be really proud of in the end!”
“It’s a fantastic way to gain experience in a professional setting, and put into practice your past experiences and academic knowledge. It has given me a new look into the types of job environments and projects I would love to pursue in the future. Having a project team and task that you are engaged in makes the task so much more enjoyable and rewarding.”