UniSIM to set up a dedicated office for work-study programme
SIM University which will roll out its full-time degree courses over the next few years, will set up a dedicated internship office that will prepare students for work attachments and source opportunities for them.
But the office will not simply match the students with work attachment opportunities.
"The students will have to compete for them, the way they compete for jobs in the real world. We will put up the list of positions available and they will have to apply for them and go for interviews," said UniSIM president Cheong Hee Kiat on Tuesday when he gave out more details of its work-study programme that will be part of the degree courses it will run.
The government had announced in August that UniSIM along with the Singapore Institute of Technology will expand its programmes and offer more university places, enabling one in four Singaporeans of an age group to head for university.