When we talk about industry experience and how valuable it is, we really mean it. We have so many success stories to share with you, but here’s a great one.
When we asked Coco White, final year student of Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise), what drew her to ACPE? She said, “My sister was starting at ACPE, and I enjoyed the look of the small size and wanted to go into Physio down the track. I am studying Bachelor of health science (Exercise)”.
She went on to talk about her industry experience, “I gained industry experience through a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) placement in one of my units. I did my placement with Transform-Us Fitness for kids through a health promotion perspective. It allowed me to gain workplace knowledge and make connections with people in my industry. In the future I plan to enter further studies in a master’s or Doctorate of Physiotherapy and then hopefully work as a Physio for dancers in particular”.
She talked about the ACPE Careers team and said, “The Careers team was very helpful in pointing me in the right direction and places I needed to go. They also helped me contact the business and made sure I had all the resources I needed to successfully enter the workplace. Being in touch with the team was very beneficial as I was able to ask for help when I was unsure of something or needed help with application and contacting business”.
When asked what advice she has to all ACPE students is: “Definitely get out there and try it. Even if it’s not exactly the job you want. You learn so much just by doing and getting involved”.
Kevin Moultrie, Founder of Transform-Us Fitness for Kidsshared, “Coco White came to our organization in March 2021 as part of her WIL placement. Her enthusiasm, passion and knowledge gained from her Health Science degree were all key elements that made her so popular in the delivery of fun, structured PE & physical activity programs for primary students across several schools that we are contracted to. I was so impressed with how Coco slotted straight in to working with other staff members and look so confident in delivering programs to large groups of students (up to 50 at a time). I wish her well with completing her degree and would not hesitate in the slightest at having her back in the team as a more permanent member of our team”.
The ACPE Careers Team is always delighted to hear feedback from organisations about successful stories and is always here to support all students with gaining an Industry Experience.
If you haven’t met the team yet, don’t hesitate to head to Canvas and make an appointment to meet them, so you as well can get a head start and do an industry placement.
You can also reach out to us by emailing us on firstname.lastname@example.org