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WORK INTEGRATED LEARNING

Employers are increasingly looking for graduates with industry experience , which is why the Work Integrated Learning ( WIL ) program is so valuable for students . You ’ ll get practical experience in a workplace and academic credit towards your degree too .
During your studies , you ’ ll complete at least one credit-bearing WIL unit . These units teach you how to apply the academic knowledge you ’ ve learned to real-world , practical situations and to experience the kind of work environments and tasks you ’ re likely to encounter when you enter the workforce .
You ’ ll be equipped with skills such as leadership , teamwork , communication , negotiation , problem-solving and critical-thinking abilities . These units are also designed to help you learn the skills necessary to transition from a safe learning environment to the more complex world of work . We currently offer three Work Integrated Learning units that cater to all areas of study .
Task Force : Responding to global challenges
Working together with teammates from other areas of study ( such as communication , gender studies , film , television and screen studies , global studies , writing or public relation ), you ’ ll pool your resources to draft policy and come up with recommendations to solve a contemporary problem .
A world in crisis : Multilevel responses to global emergencies
You ’ ll put your research , negotiation and problem-solving skills to the test in a fast-paced international crisis simulation . Use your team ’ s knowledge of global politics and the media to manage the crisis and achieve your objectives .
Workplace learning internship
Integrate academic knowledge with practice and gain first-hand experience of working in the industry . Through experiential learning , you ’ ll develop your understanding of academically-obtained knowledge and skills in the workplace environment facilitated by academic and work supervisors . To that end , our former students have interned with a wide variety of companies and organisations , both in Malaysia and abroad

GET CAREER READY

The future of work is human
By studying arts and social sciences , you ’ ll gain a thorough grounding in the key skills sought by employers , including agility , lateral thinking and improvisation ; skills that surpass automation and are relevant to all careers .
Written and verbal communication
You ’ ll develop strong skills in communication that enable you to express your ideas clearly , form an opinion , communicate persuasively and think logically .
Problem-solving and critical thinking
You ’ ll learn how to evaluate complex information , analyse the causes of a problem and suggest alternative solutions .
Research and interdisciplinary thinking
You ’ ll become a productive researcher , synthesising information from different resources in order to answer complicated questions . You ’ ll graduate with the ability to analyse problems from several different perspectives and arrive at a solution through recognising how each of the alternative approaches influences the others .
Leadership
Decision-making , time management and goal-setting are qualities you ’ ll develop during your course .
Interpersonal skills
You ’ ll be able to work effectively in a team , negotiate outcomes , build rapport and make decisions .
Career options
Our graduates go into many career paths . Some are media and communication professionals who are serving multinational corporations , some are traversing the globe to thrive in varied careers , and some are influencing change in public policy , diplomacy and humanitarianism .
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