What’s the difference between BEW3110 and Non-credit internship?
The BEW3110 Work Experience Program requires students to pursue industry placements /internships and complete graded assessments that contribute credit points towards their degree. You will carry out your internship during the semester offering of the unit. For more information on BEW3110, please refer to the Monash Handbook.
Non-credit internships, on the other hand, do not require graded assessments and do not contribute credit points towards your degree.
Am I eligible to apply for Work Experience Program?
BEW3110 and Non-credit internships are open to all Business students (including international students) at Monash University Malaysia. Students applying for BEW3110 must meet the unit eligibility requirements.
How do I get a letter from SOB to support my internship application?
You may request a University Letter (Student Confirmation Letter) from the School of Business to support your internship application with a potential employer. Some employers may request a letter to verify your university status and internship requirements.
Every student will only be issued one University Letter with the following details:
- Addressee: "To whom it may concern" - This is done so that you can submit the letter to as many employers as needed
- Student name, student ID and course name
- Estimated internship period (December - February, March - June, or July - November) - Specific dates are not provided
To obtain a University Letter, submit your request here.
When should I start looking for internships?
You are strongly encouraged to start planning early (at least three (3) months before your expected internship start date) by preparing your application documents (resume, cover letter, academic transcript, etc.) and researching the organisations that you intend to intern with.
How long should my internship last?
For BEW3110, you are required to undertake an internship for a minimum of 40 working days. Important: Employers usually prefer a minimum commitment of 2-3 months. Longer internships also provide you with greater exposure to the organisation’s operations.
What will I be doing during my internship/volunteerism?
You can expect to gain hands-on experience of the day-to-day operations of the organisation.
At first, you may start off with administrative and secretarial support – processing mail, data entry, filing, sorting through documents or scheduling appointments. As your placement progresses, you may be assigned tasks requiring greater responsibility, at times equal to those of key members in the organisation.
If you feel you have not been assigned enough work, don’t be afraid to let your supervisor know your readiness to take on more or bigger tasks.
Can I pursue an internship abroad?
Yes. Please ensure that your internship application meets the following requirements:
- You must apply with a legitimate company registered in the country you are applying to undertake an internship in
- Your employer must provide an internship offer letter
- Internship offer letter must state your position as Intern or Practical Trainee
- Internship duration must be for at least 40 working days (or 8 weeks).
Can international students apply for the Work Experience Program?
Yes. International students can apply for internships and volunteerism any time within the duration of their course. Please keep in mind that internship opportunities for international students in Malaysia are competitive. We therefore encourage students to plan early and apply to as many companies as possible.
Important: If you are an international student, you cannot undertake an internship once you have completed your final semester.
Can I pursue an internship with any organisation?
Yes, as long as the organisation meets the following requirements:
- The organisation must be a registered business in Malaysia or outside of Malaysia. For Malaysia-based companies, you may conduct a search with the Companies Commission of Malaysia (SSM) using the company’s registration number here.
- The organisation must provide an internship offer (not part-time employment or any other employment arrangement).
- The business is not owned by you or an immediate family member.
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FAQs that are applicable to BEW3110 Summer Semester 2022/23
Should I get an internship appointment before I enroll?
Yes, definitely for the Summer A unit. It is not negotiable.
When is the enrollment period?
1 September 2022 to 4 November 2022 via WES. 5 December 2022 to 7 December 2022 after the release of the semester two results via SORS.
How long is the intern period?
At least 40 work days (not calendar days).
When can I start the internship?
The earliest on 1 November, 2022 (one month before the semester period)
When is the semester period?
The Monday after the release of the Semester 2 results, which is 12 Dec. 2022. That will be Week 1.
What type of company should I choose?
The type of company you like to work for. Make sure they are legitimate and do legitimate business.
Can I have my internship at my home country, e.g. Pakistan?
Yes, but make sure your internship employment letter is in English.
What should be in the internship appointment letter?
It should have at least your name, ID/Passport, position name, duration and roles.
Can Monash help me get an internship?
We will assist you by providing you with information about opportunities. It is students' responsibility to secure an appointment.
Regarding Career Readiness Self-learning modules, can it be started early?
Yes, you can start on 1 November. As long as the certificate dated on or after 1 November, 2022, it will be counted towards your assignment completion.
What are the assignments?
Six assignments: (1) LinkedIn profile (10%); (2) Career Readiness Learning - 25 hours (30%); (3) Daily Log (10%); (4) Student feedback survey (5%) (5) Employer Evaluation (10%) (6) Reflection report, 1500 words (35%).
Are there classes?
No, three briefings/workshops plus optional one-to-one consultation at the mutual convenience of the students and the instructors.
Are briefings held online?
Yes, online or hybrid.
Are there quota for the summer unit?
No, not this summer.