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Work-Integrated Education

To graduate from FB's Undergraduate Programmes, students must satisfy 100 hours of WIE, i.e. 3 training credits, in addition to the 120 academic credits.  Those who admitted in or before 2016/17 must satisfy 300 hours of WIE.

100 hours of 3 WIE credits be accepted for structured and measured workplace experiences that advanced standing students have prior to joining PolyU. This provision will be applicable to those students admitted directly to Year 3 of a 4-year full-time degree programme on advanced standing basis.

Types of WIE Placements / Activities
  • Full-time internship
  • Part-time internship
  • Project-based internship
  • Leadership position in designated associations.

Internship Procedures

Additional departmental requirements may apply.

  1. Prepare a resume
  2. Seek advice from respective Department WIE Coordinator before confirming an internship
  3. Request written confirmation from internship host
  4. Submit Form 6 to respective Department WIE Coordinator at least 3 weeks before internship commencement, unless the internship is sourced from the Department
  5. Submit Form 27 to respective Departmental WIE Coordinator if a student is under 18 years old before internship commencement
  6. Complete Self-evaluation via FB WIE Online System within 7 days after completing the internship
  7. Submit internship host evaluation Form 15 within 7 days after completing the internship
  8. Submit other relevant documents, as requested by your Department WIE Coordinator, within 7 days after completing the internship

Please note:

  • Students do not need to register for the subject Work-Integrated Education. Department will record WIE hours for individual students via FB WIE Online System.
  • Graduating students should submit WIE documents before the end of their last semester in order to graduate as scheduled. Late submissions will be processed in the next semester.

Leadership Positions in Designated Associations

Only leadership roles in the following student associations are eligible for WIE

  • The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students' Union
  • Faculty of Business Students Association
  • Accounting and Finance Society
  • Logistics Students' Society
  • Management and Marketing Society.

Please note:

  • Maximum number of WIE hours to be claimed is 10 hours
  • In lieu of the evaluation from employers and the student him/herself which is required for normal WIE placements, claimants should submit a report of no less than 1,000 words on the significant achievements made in their leadership role to the FB WIE Coordinator for initial screening, and subsequently to respective Department WIE Coordinator for approval.

FB WIE Online System

www.fb.polyu.edu.hk/wieonline

Students can use FB WIE Online System to:

  • View WIE status and update personal information
  • Receive email alert for internship opportunities
  • View and apply for internship
  • View application history
  • Upload application documents
  • Perform Self-evaluation
  • Sign up for workshop/career seminar.

Department WIE Information

Related WIE information can also be found at Office of Careers and Placement Services 

Internship opportunities are also available on Joint Institutions Job Information System.

Non-local Students Taking up Internships

Procedures for non-local students taking up internships can be found at www.immd.gov.hk/eng/faq/imm-policy-study.html.

Important Notes

Student may receive a warning letter under the following conditions and will not considered for any Department-sourced WIE placement for two consecutive semesters.

  • Absent from an interview/a placement without valid reason or one day prior notification
  • Late for an interview/a placement without prior notification
  • Quit WIE placement without valid reason
  • Poor work performance (as assessed by supervisor)
  • Reject an interview offer/a placement offer without valid reason.
Internships by sector

Internships by sector

 

Internship Experiences
So Yiu Chung William
I learned about the whole process of evaluating the risks of an airline. It would be very useful for me to pursue a professional career in this industry.

SO Yiu Chung, William
BBA (Hons) in Aviation Management and Logistics
Summer Intern
CALS Aviation Group

Wong Wing Lam
During the first placement, I worked with HR at a travel retail company. In the second internship, I worked with an event planning and party shop accessories company where I was involved in administration, marketing and production activities. Living and working abroad helped me find my career path and discover my interests.

WONG Wing Lam
BBA (Hons) in Management
Recruitment Intern
Lagardère Travel Retail (Sydney, Australia)
Intern
Hanley Event Group (Dublin, Ireland)

This internship gave me a general picture of how a large transportation company operates and chances of communicating with various parties like the government, district council members, citizens as well as business partners.

NG Chung Yin
BBA (Hons) in Accountancy
Summer Intern
NWS Transport Services Limited

I worked with Lazada Group, a leading online shopping company in South East Asia. I handled ad-hoc projects and coordinated with my counterparts across ASEAN countries during which I developed practical and transferable skills in communication.

ONG Yi Wen
BBA (Hons) in Financial Services
Regional Project Management Office (PMO) Intern
Lazada Group

The most unforgettable experience was making an apology and re-delivering a document to a client. I believe every mistake helps me understand more about myself and makes me better.

CHOO Jia Ling, Aveline
BBA (Hons) in Accounting and Finance
Audit and Assurance Intern
Ernst & Young (Malaysia)

I worked with three professional and energetic teams and gained valuable experience during this internship.

HO Soi Ian
BBA (Hons) in Marketing
Intern (Marketing & Corporate Communications Section)
Employees Retraining Board

I joined the Global Business Process Department in the summer during which I enhanced my communication skills and learned about online interactive user guides.

FOK Chi Yin
BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics / Minor in Accountancy
Accounting and Procurement Intern
MOL Liner Ltd

This internship encouraged creativity in addition to enabling me to learn new technical skills.  I became more self-motivated, attentive to details, as well as socially and technically competent.

MAK Kwok Sing
BBA (Hons) in International Shipping and Transport Logistics
Summer Intern
Wah Kwong Maritime Agency Company Limited

I worked with another university student to help a social enterprise with brand building and promotional strategies. Our effort earned us a Grand Award for Excellence in Citi-HKCSS Community Intern Program 2016 co-hosted by Citi and The Hong Kong Council of Social Service (HKCSS).

MAK Ka Yee
BBA (Hons) in Marketing
Intern
HKCSS-HSBC Social Enterprise Business Centre

Project Concern Hong Kong offers medical and health service to low income people. This internship was a chance for me to share and promote social responsibility. I also deepened my understanding of the operation of a non-profit organization in Hong Kong.

SO Pui Ka
BBA (Hons) in Management
Intern
Project Concern Hong Kong