Assistance to Students

Assistance to Students (Academic Counselling)

Individual assistance with coursework and any academic issues are provided by teaching staff outside class time. Students who fail essays are encouraged to meet with teaching staff to discuss improvement strategies. Students with referencing and/or plagiarism issues are required to meet with both lecturer and tutor to discuss these issues.

Administrative assistance to students is provided by the Student Administration staff. Technical assistance is provided by either library staff ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) or the IT Manager ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ).

Provision of Student Self-help and Discussion Groups

IBIBS facilitates Student discussion group forums utilising the Institute’s online system. These discussion groups are subject specific and also touch upon general issues. The Institute also assists with providing rooms for study groups.

Support for Students with Disabilities

Students and/or parents should advise the institution in advance and provide documentation of any disabilities that may affect the student’s progress prior to commencement of the course.  IBIBS staff are trained to be attentive to potential disabilities affecting a student, so that reasonable adjustments can be made to teaching arrangements and/or learner materials to assist these students with achieving the required learning outcomes. (refer to IBIBS Accessibility brochure)

Financial Issues

Students who have financial issues during the course of their studies can discuss this with the IBIBS Accounts Officer to see if appropriate arrangements can be reached.

Legal Advice

Students needing legal advice should initially contact the IBIBS Legal officer or Registrar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) who will refer students to further sources of legal aid if required.  There are Links to various sources of legal information services that can be found on the IBIBS website.

Career Advice Services

IBIBS offers an extensive array of careers services to students including:

- Life skills seminars

- Networking Days

- Career days

- Interview Preparation

This prepares our students for a rewarding career within the Investment Banking sector and allows for greater focus on their studies and better performance.

Investment Banking Internships

All IBIBS students are ensured of obtaining an internship within the Investment Banking sector.  IBIBS has an extensive network across a range of investment banking firms that perform all aspects of the various investment banking disciplines. (refer to IBIBS Internships)

Internships are a great way to explore whether a career in investment banking is the right choice for you.  They give you the opportunity to learn more about an investment bank and an area of investment banking you are interested in, while giving you hands on experience that can help you get your foot in the door to a position. They normally last throughout the summer, and are aimed at students between their penultimate and final years of study.

Like graduate training programs, internships vary depending on which area of the investment bank they're in and which investment bank they're at. One thing that is consistent however is that all banks will expect their interns to work hard and put as much in as they are getting back. On the plus side, they are usually also paid. 

Applying for internships can be very competitive. Most investment banks will have information on their websites and you can apply online, or you can talk to your careers office for more advice. Although you may be offered rotations, you'll normally be expected to apply for a specific area of banking so it's important to do your research. To succeed in an internship, you need to be as committed as you would be if you were starting on your graduate program. After all, if you impress on your internship, the better your chance of being invited back for an interview for a permanent job. In fact some banks will even treat an internship as one long, extended interview.

Some investment banks also offer mini internship opportunities to first and second year students who are keen to get an introduction into what a career with the bank is really like. These short term programs are like 'taster courses' and can be for one day or one week.

Skills Pathway Program (SPP)

SPP is mandatory and provides an introduction to tertiary education for new students to IBIBS.  It is delivered during the Orientation Program in group sessions. SPP covers such topics as effective note taking and reading, using libraries, academic research and writing, using style guides, appropriate referencing, public speaking and presentations and examination techniques. 

In addition, support classes shall be delivered to assist students to grasp the basic concepts of, English language comprehension and writing; Computing Support and Mathematics Support. (refer to IBIBS SPP)

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