Hear from our students and industry partners who have made the connection between industry and education.

Student stories

Cameron Holoubek studied a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil and Project Management) (Hons) 

"I undertook my 12 week industrial experience with Hansen Yuncken in Dec 2010. I continued working one day a week until I graduated. During being an undergraduate I worked on Mark Oliphant School and Rundle Place"

After graduating Cameron went on to work as a graduate engineer and then a site engineer on the new Royal Adelaide Hospital.

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Sav Tripodi is in his final year of a Bachelor of Information Technology and has completed both a placement and internship while studying.

" UniSA has given me the tools necessary to build my own career. Excellent teaching and staff at the have provided me with the guidance and knowledge that have led to career opportunities.The University goes above and beyond with offering students internships, placements and graduate positions both internally and externally to world class companies.

 I have had the honour of obtaining a research placement at UniSA, a placement at Defence Science and Technology Group and a six-month internship at IBM Research in Melbourne. I believe one of the significant points of difference at UniSA is they teach you the knowledge necessary to obtain industry jobs."

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Keem Basadre is studying a Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) (Mechanical and Advanced Manufacturing) and currently undertaking an internship with FCT International.

“FCT International has a group of amazing people, not just professionally but also personally. Everyone at FCT is friendly and down to earth and they have given me a look into what industry is truly like .

This is my first foot into the industry door, so half my time is spent observing and asking questions, which the FCT staff are more than happy to answer. The other half is spent between researching, testing, and collecting data to be used for development or redesign of certain components.

This internship has also taught me how important communication is in a workplace.

I’m sure I’ll be more industry ready after a full year and hopefully I’ll be above the competition for graduate jobs.

Industry stories


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Tomco Technologies recently hosted two student interns from the University of South Australia. The students were given the task of investigating and developing a prototype touchscreen display for our RF amplifiers.

The experience was very positive with the students showing great enthusiasm and self-motivation to problem solve and hit their end of the project deadline. The end results surpassed what we expected and will be used in our ongoing product R&D. The students integrated well into our team and demonstrated strong technical skills and a fantastic work ethic. It was a pleasure working with them and we would certainly consider taking on interns again in the future" 

Dr. Janice Reid, CEO/Director, Tomco Technologies