INTRA Work Placement

INTRA Work Placement (7 months)

Practical experience is a major component of the student's learning. Years one, two and four consist of formal lectures but with practical applications in the computer labs, supplemented by tutorials and on-going assessments and projects drawn from real world situations.

ec photo 3 Seven months of third year is devoted to paid work placement through DCU's INTRA programme. This placement, known as the "INTRA" (INtegrated TRAining) programme, integrates academic study with closely related jobs. This will give you an understanding of the professional and practical business world, and help you to stand out in the graduate employment market.

Students are prepared for this work placement through their modules in second year, and especially through the module Business Communication Skills. This includes elements of report writing, business communications and office practice.

Students will be supported in developing project ideas related to the business of their work placement, and pursue to those ideas in their final year project. Student learning is directed, supported, has specific outcomes, includes strong practical work experience and prepares them for a professional career.

In nearly all cases, students on work placement are paid. The University's INTRA Office works to find suitable placement companies for students, but students may also arrange their placement in a place of their choosing. Some students elect to do their placement abroad, typically in the U.K. or U.S.A., but anywhere is possible.

An indication of the kind of companies with which our students have undertaken their work placement is given in our INTRA company list.

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