Live Projects for international students

Live Projects offers international students the opportunity to take part in a 3-week business consulting project designed and supported by industry partners including business and community organisations.

Live Projects is open to undergraduate international students in their third or later year of study, and all graduate coursework and research international students.

Be part of this exciting opportunity and gain valuable experience including:

  • Developing a range of employability skills working in a dynamic team
  • Solving real business problems for clients ranging from starts-ups, small, medium-sized and large enterprises, to Victorian Government agencies and community organisations
  • Learning to develop a business case and pitch your ideas to a client
  • Collaborating with students across degrees, year levels and disciplines from the University of Melbourne and other Victorian universities
  • Being supported by an industry mentor.

Intakes

The next intakes will be running in November 2020 and February 2021. You will be required to commit 50 hours in total over the 3-week experience.

Live Projects is a voluntary, extra-curricular skills development opportunity, delivered by edtech company, Practera, and supported by Study Melbourne.

November 2020 and February 2021 key dates

Applications for the November 2020 and February 2021 intakes closed on Friday 25 September 2020. All applications are currently under review by a Selection Panel of University staff using the Key Selection Criteria listed on the Application Form. Due to the high volume of applications received, we anticipate notifying all applicants about application outcome by Friday 30 October 2020 latest.

Live Projects will be delivered virtually in November 2020. This will be most likely the case for the February 2021 intake too. The program delivery for the February 2021 intake will be confirmed closer to the date.

Successful applicants need to ensure they have the capacity, appropriate IT and technical resources (e.g. laptop and reliable internet connection) and availability to participate in the November 2020 and February 2021 intakes of Live Projects virtually.

DateEvent
9am, Monday 7 September 2020 Applications open for November 2020 and February 2021 intakes
11.59pm, Friday 25 September 2020 Applications close for November 2020 and February 2021 intakes. Late applications will not be accepted
Monday 28 September to Friday 23 October 2020 Shortlisting and selection
By Friday 30 October 2020 Application outcome
November 2020 intake
Tuesday 24 November 2020 Live Projects Orientation Session
Monday 30 November to Friday 18 December 2020 Live Projects placement dates
Week of Monday 21 December 2020
(exact details to be confirmed)
University of Melbourne December 2020 Debrief Workshop
February 2021 intake
Wednesday 27 January 2021 Live Projects Orientation Session
Monday 1 February – Friday 19 February 2021 Live Projects placement dates
Week of Monday 22 February 2021
(exact details to be confirmed)
University of Melbourne February 2021 Debrief Workshop

Contact us

For more information, please review the Live Projects November 2020 and February 2021 Frequently Asked Questions.

For further assistance, please contact the Student Engagement Team.

You can also hear directly from past participants about their Live Projects experience by searching the University of Melbourne Live Projects LinkedIn hashtag #unimelbLiveProjects.