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Work-Integrated Education


Work-Integrated Education (WIE) involves work-based learning experiences in an organization context relevant to a student’s profession or developing generic skills that will be valuable to that profession.

Cooperative Projects


Benefits for students

WIE aims to give students working experience in a real-life environment so that they can better appreciate what they learn in class, integrate theory with practice, enhance all- round development and make a better career plan. 

To prepare students for a smooth transition from the PolyU Design to the design profession, we invite collaborators to participate in two kinds of Work-Integrated Education: Cooperative Projects and Summer Internships.

Benefits for collaborators
While your company contributes to training young design talents, our students provide fresh ideas and bring in energetic spirits to your organization. Benefits for your participation include:

  1. Getting new ideas Student Interns enthusiastically approach new projects and are eager to apply their creativity and knowledge to work. Being young and relatively new to the workplace could be an advantage. Students can provide fresh perspectives.

  2. Gaining additional resources for your high to medium-priority projectOur students are enthusiastic designers who could supplement your existing workforce at reasonable costs. Training allowance is at the discretion of the host organization, and the costs of hiring interns are generally much less than hiring additional full-time employees.

  3. Access to young design talents who could become your employeesMany organizations hire interns as full-time employees after graduation. The internship allows observing potential candidates’ interaction with your team. It could also enhance the leadership and management skills of your permanent staff by guiding interns. Your involvement is important for the development of our next generation of designers.

Contact Persons

Whitney Lai   |   Erica Lam 
Phone  (852) 27665454 


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