DIGIB519-21B (NET)

Professional Field Internship

30 Points

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Division of Management
School of Management and Marketing

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Convenor(s)

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: ashleigh.neame@waikato.ac.nz
: sade.lomas@waikato.ac.nz

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: nat.enright@waikato.ac.nz
: yilan.chen@waikato.ac.nz

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Paper Description

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This paper facilitates immersion experience in a digital role within an organisation. Students spend approximately 200 hours immersed full time during normal business working hours in a host organisation they find for themselves. Host organisations may be in New Zealand or overseas. Many students taking this course are paid (wages) for their time in their host organisation, but this is not mandatory and is up to each student to negotiate with prospective host organisations about wages or other forms of payment that might be part of the arrangements they make.

Students in an immersion internship are expected to undertake the projects and work assigned by their host organisation supervisor during business hours and do the academic components of this course outside business hours. The learning hours for the academic components of the course are in addition to the immersion hours spent with the host organisation.

The three major assessments are:

  1. Students will complete a significant research report on digital business topics of interest, they will report on their learning and skills built through their self-selected research topics. This assessment is completed in the first half of the paper.
  2. Students are required to lead, and participate in digital news discussions on the business impacts of new digital technologies.
  3. Students are required to complete a reflective report near the end of the course on their experiences and achievements in the host organisation.
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Paper Structure

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This paper is self-directed.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • 1 Develop skills in how to plan for, search for, and negotiate an internship placement. This experience will prove valuable for future job searches.
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  • 2. Build professional skills, experience and confidence through being immersed in a real-world business organisation and team environment for three months.
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  • 3.Develop and practice effective written report creation skills, and computer mediated group communication
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  • 4.Develop specific understanding and insight in three self-selected research topic areas.
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  • 5.Understand how to critically self-assess your own performance in the context of working effectively in an organisation.
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Assessment

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Host Organisation Proposal
12 Jul 2021
8:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
2. Research Topics Proposal
23 Jul 2021
8:00 PM
5
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
3. Research Report
3 Sep 2021
8:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
4. Digital News Leadership
15
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
5. Digital News Contributions and Participation
15
  • Online: Moodle Forum Discussion
6. Final Report and Self Evaluation
29 Oct 2021
8:00 PM
30
  • Online: Submit through Moodle
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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The books identified for support of your research topics must be purchased. No other resources are required.
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Online Support

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Support for this paper is via Moodle.
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Workload

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Students spend approximately 200 hours immersed full time during normal business working hours in a host organisation they find for themselves.
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Linkages to Other Papers

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Prerequisite(s)

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Restriction(s)

Restricted papers: MSYS519

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