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Work-Integrated Education

 

Work-Integrated Education (WIE) is “work-based learning experiences which take place in an organizational context relevant to a student’s future profession, or the development of generic skills that will be valuable in that profession.” It is a compulsory component of the BBA curriculum with the aim of equipping students with real-world work experience. It enables students to put what they have learned into practice and start building a personal network before graduation.

 

In the Faculty of Business, each student learns in an organizational context for at least 100 hours (for 2017/2018 intake cohort onwards) in preparation for a professional career, in addition to gaining the 3 training credits required for obtaining the BBA degree.

 

 

Workplace supervisors play a pivotal role in mentoring, training and development our students. Supervisors are encouraged to:

  • Monitor student progress and give constructive feedback to students to help them learn
  • Keep the Faculty be updated on the student’s progress
  • Complete and return a performance evaluation (Employer Evaluation Form) for each student intern. This employer feedback will form part of the basis for the WIE assessment for the student
  • Provide a reference letter/ certificate for students who demonstrate good performance

 

Types of Internship

WIE placement can occur locally in Hong Kong, in Mainland China or internationally.

Local Internship

  • Full-Time – Summer Term (late May through late August)
  • Part-Time – Anytime throughout the year from September to August except students’ examination periods in December and May; approximately 1-2 full days per week

 

International Internship

  • Full-Time – Summer Term (late May through late August)

 

Compensation / MPF / Insurance

Compensation and Minimum Wage Ordinance

Compensation and/or benefits are granted solely at the discretion of employers. Please note that Statutory Minimum Wage (SMW) does not apply to student interns as well as work experience students during a period of exempt student employment. Also, SMW does not apply to interns/students with no employment relationship with the host organization or company.

 

For more details, please refer to the website of Labour Department.

 

Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF)

If there is an employment relationship between the student and the offering organization for a continuous period of not less than 60 days, the offering organization is required to enrol the student into an MPF scheme.

 

For more details, please refer to the website of Mandatory Provident Fund Scheme Authority.

 

Insurance

The University has in place a Group Personal Accident Insurance Scheme to cover students taking on placements locally or offshore. For offshore internships, students are encouraged to arrange additional travel insurance and medical protection.

 

PRC students who reside and work in Mainland China are NOT covered within the territory of China

 

Nomination and Selection of Student Interns

  1. Organizations complete the FB WIE Partner Organization Registration Form.
  2. Send the form together with a copy of the Business Registration to wie.job@polyu.edu.hk.
  3. The Department will disseminate the job post to the students via email to collect their CVs.
  4. After the application deadline, organizations may invite the potential candidates for an interview upon receipt of the CVs.

 

 

For students (admitted in 2017/2018 intake cohort onwards), they are required to complete at least 100 hours of placements in one or more organizations OR through one or more eligible WIE activities.

 

FB WIE Online System

 

FB WIE Online System is designed specifically for FB students to manage WIE matters and career related activities on the Internet.


WIE Procedures

 

Before internship

 

Submit Application for Self-Sourced WIE Placement/Activity (WIE Form 6) with employment contract/ appointment letter

 

During internship

 

Maintain proper employment record for verification

After internship

 

(1) Submit Internship Host Feedback Form (WIE Form 15) .

(2) Complete Self-evaluation via FB WIE Online System

 

*Please be reminded to inform your supervisor about the WIE programme and the need for them to complete the Internship Feedback Form upon receipt of the internship offer.

 

Other Useful WIE Forms

 

Form No.

Types of Forms

WIE Form 23

Work-Integrated Education Credit Transfer

(for Senior students admitted before 2017/2018 only)

WIE Form 24

Work-Integrated Education Student Leadership Activities for WIE

WIE Form 27

Letter of Consent from Parent/Guardian

(for student who is under 18 years old before internship commencement)

WIE-SMW

Confirmation of “Student Intern” status under the Minimum Wage Ordinance (Cap. 608)

 

Submission of WIE Forms

Please submit your WIE forms to MM General Office (M801) or wie.job@polyu.edu.hk

 

 

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WIE Coordinator

Dr.Chi-hong Leung
Tel: 3400 3650
Email: chi-hong.leung@polyu.edu.hk

 
WIE Office

Tel: 2766 7922

Email: wie.job@polyu.edu.hk

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