Industry to Student Networking Event

UniSA Internship Programs result in enhanced career outcomes for students and myriad benefits for industries. Even throughout the challenges of 2020-2022, we continued to adapt modalities and kept placements going.

This 6th instalment of our face-to-face speed-networking events, builds on previous success and takes it a step further as we have the first collaboration between UniSA Business and UniSA STEM. In addition to the usual range of Business disciplines, this will see us incorporating students from Engineering, Construction, IT, Maths & Science - making for what should be a full house and busy morning!

This will be a formal, facilitated speed-networking session designed to maximise your opportunity to connect with students seeking internship placement opportunities. At registration you will be required to register up to four disciplines you are most interested in speaking with, then in the lead up to the event you will receive more information to ensure you are well prepared – with your primary homework being the development of a 1-minute pitch.

For the first time we are also offering industry partners the opportunity to send us a recorded version of their pitch ahead of the event and we’ll share it with students to further help promote your opportunity.

Registrations are now open for the April event:


UniSA Business

More details for Industry Partners about the UniSA Business Internship Programs


A quick walk through
How it will work and how to prepare
(2:59 minutes, updated March 2023)



More details for Industry Partners about the UniSA STEM Placement Opportunities


Key information for employers


This event is for Industry Partners who are interested in engaging a UniSA Business student for an internship.

The UniSA Internship Programs continue to grow, resulting in enhanced career outcomes for an even greater number of students and strengthening of talent pipelines for our industry partners. Even throughout the challenges of 2020-22, we adapted modalities to keep placements going.

Confirming the aim of this event is that you will identify student(s) that you would like to offer an internship, placement or project opportunity, we're anticipating 200-250 students. These students will be seeking opportunities to be primarily completed over the second half of 2023, and into early 2024.

Proposed Program for the morning:

8:00-8:45 am: Arrive by 8.30am and register, opportunity to network with industry partners over breakfast (served from 8:00am).
8:45-9:00am: Official welcome and final preparations for 9am sharp start.
9:00-11:00am: Industry and student facilitated networking . Will consist of 4 x 20 minute sessions with students from the disciplines you nominate at registration, then up to 40 minutes open networking.
11:00am: Event close - complete post-event survey to confirm matches

We value your support and hope that you can join us!

Benefits for your organisation

  • Access to motivated students who will bring knowledge of current trends, theories, techniques and ideas
  • Identify potential new employees
  • Develop mentoring and supervision capabilities of current workforce
  • Form valuable links with UniSA Business for future collaborations with students and/or research


  • What do I need to prepare? minus-thick plus-thick

    You will have a 1 minute 'elevator pitch' summarising your organisation and the types of projects/activities that you may have a student intern undertake. The student will have a 30 second version. Each interaction only estimated to last 5 minutes.

  • How do I submit a video pitch? minus-thick plus-thick

    The April 2023 event is our first time doing this so we have figured out what seems like the simplest plan and we’ll see how it goes. The short version is we’re going to host these videos on a platform UniSA uses called Panopto and then they’ll be made available to students, they will not appear on a publicly available website.

    The beauty of this platform is it accepts pretty much any form of video file so you can record and send from your phone/tablet if that’s easier for you, or simply record a Zoom/Teams on your computer.

    What should your video look like? It is to be a maximum 1-minute pitch to camera succinctly outlining who your organisation is and what opportunities you have available. Fair warning, anything longer than a minute will be cropped.

    How do you get the videos to us? If you already have access to a file sharing platform (e.g. Dropbox), then email us a link to the folder you have stored it in so we can download it. If you don’t already have a file sharing platform, Google Drive offers 15GB of free storage (and I’m sure there are other options).

  • Will I have the opportunity to meet every/any student I want to? minus-thick plus-thick

    Due to the scale of the event this is likely not possible. However, we do try and rotate people as much as possible. These rotations are all formulated prior to the event based on the preferences noted when you register, this enables you the opportunity to engage with the highest number of relevant students possible.

  • Can I bring more than one staff to the event? minus-thick plus-thick

    Short answer is YES, however there are 2 caveats to this - everyone will need to register individually so we can track numbers, and as we are limited with capacity we may have to restrict numbers per organisation to give everyone an opportunity. We would recommend you coordinate your registrations so that you nominate as many disciplines as relevant, spread between your team. Note - the room capacity is 400 pax so if we run out of space we may ask organisations with multiple registrants to reduce their numbers.

  • Will you share the list of students prior/post the event? minus-thick plus-thick

    We don't share this level of detail prior to the event. We will provide you a sheet which you will use to record the students' name, ID number and any notes. You will then share the details of your preferred students in the survey after the event. The names of registered organisations will be sent in pre-event updates to students so they can undertake some prior research.

Get in touch

UniSA Business -
or contact one of our staff members for more information.

Daryl McMahon
Program Manager: Internships, UniSA Business / Manager:Program & Academic Policy, Student and Academic Services
Y1-65, City West Campus
Sonya Paterson
Partner Engagement Manager: Internships, UniSA Business
JS1-07B, City West Campus
Margaret Hunt
Manager: Industry Experience and Engagement, UniSA STEM
J2-02, Mawson Lakes Campus