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Question:

Turnitin Upload: Why does the upload status show "processing" even after I have submitted my work?

(Last edited: Friday, 14 January 2022, 4:41 PM)
Answer:

If you are getting a status report "processing", it means your work has yet to be checked by Turnitin. Therefore, the work has been submitted but not yet checked. During the first 3 submissions, it takes anywhere between a few seconds to a few hours to see your report. It will take 24 to 48 hours for the 4th submission onward to reflect the report.

Note:

You can write to ict@wittenborg.eu or put a request to Helpdesk to share any further concerns.


Question:

Vaccination: Can I be vaccinated in the Netherlands with my MVV visa/ Residence Permit?

(Last edited: Monday, 16 August 2021, 9:23 AM)
Answer:

Yes, for more information check the Dutch Vaccination Program:

https://prikkenzonderafspraak.rijksoverheid.nl/nl/


Question:

Vaccination: Getting proof of vaccination after being vaccinated outside the Netherlands

(Last edited: Monday, 18 October 2021, 4:20 PM)
Answer:

If you have been vaccinated out of the Netherlands or EU and need proof of vaccination (QR code), you can refer to the page below for the instruction on how to get this proof in the Netherlands. 

https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-certificate/proof-of-vaccination/vaccinated-outside-the-netherlands



Question:

Virtual Events: I am interested participating in the virtual events. What steps should I follow?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 30 June 2020, 8:54 AM)
Answer:

You may join the event that you are interested in by following the steps below.
 

Monday DanceFit with Wilma Albertus: LINK Update your Facebook info and show that you are one of Wittenborg's current students or staff for speedy approval. 

#WorkoutWednesday with Sepanta Zamani: LINK  

#FridayLunch chit-chat with students, teachers and other Wittenborg staff: LINK

Note:

Please send an email to communication@wittenborg.eu for the ID and password to join an event.

Disclaimer:   

The video platform Zoom is being used for this non-educational, online-socialising event. Zoom collects user details and shares them with third parties. Wittenborg cannot be held liable in any way for Zoom’s data collection. For more information, please read: https://www.wittenborg.eu/wuas-abandons-using-videoconferencing-tool-zoom-due-privacy-fears.htm

 


Question:

What is Basisregistratie Personen (BRP)?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 9:13 AM)
Answer:

If you have moved to the Netherlands and intend to live here for more than 4 months, you must register yourself in the Basisregistratie Personen – BRP (Personal Records Database). You can do this by visiting the City Hall of your municipality. 

Similarly, if you move to another municipality in the Netherlands, you must notify the new municipality of your change of address.

Once you register in the BRP, you will receive your BSN.

Failing to do these might result in withdrawal of study visa by the Dutch Immigration Office (IND). In such a case you will be required to leave the country and apply for a new MVV (entry visa) from your home country to continue with your studies. Eventually, it will cost you time and money.

Important note: You must inform Registry Office (registrar@wittenborg.eu) whenever you change your address within the Netherlands. The same applies when you are planning to deregister from the City Hall and leave the country for a temporary period of time or permanently.



Question:

WittenborgConnect: What is WittenborgConnect?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:35 PM)
Answer:

WittenborgConnect (https://wittenborgconnect.com/) is a career searching platform, which covers all business fields in general. Students searching for a work placement or internship opportunities can register on this platform. They can then search for suitable companies of their choices and send their CVs and cover letters directly to the companies. Please refer to the Work Placement Handbook (EEG Part 7) for more details.


Question:

Work Placement: Where can I find the work placement information?

(Last edited: Monday, 31 August 2020, 2:37 PM)
Answer:

You can find the work placement-related information in the Education and Examination Guide, EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook of the respective Bachelor and Master's EEG. You can access these documents on your Wittenborg-online dashboard.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship and Part-Time Jobs: Is there any difference between internships and part-time jobs?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 2 December 2020, 2:38 PM)
Answer:

A Work Placement (WP) is a curriculum module for all Bachelor students and is an essential part of your study programme, however, a part-time job is an additional extracurricular option. During the WP, you will be assigned a company supervisor who will monitor your progress throughout the internship. The company supervisor will update the Work Placement Coordinator at the university of your progress periodically. You will also be assessed at the end of your internship by the company supervisor and the grade will be included in your WP final mark. As for a part-time job, there is no assessment and it is purely your own personal undertaking. Students can take a part-time job while doing a Work Placement/Internship.

Take note that you will not be allowed to present your Graduation Assignment if you have not passed your Work Placement/Internship module.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Can I replace Work Placement credits with other modules?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 3:39 PM)
Answer:

Replacement of credits is ONLY applicable for Direct Entry Final Year students. Students can take modules from phase 2 in their own specialisation and/or phase 3 modules from other specialisations to replace the Work Placement with equivalent ECs. Please notice that students cannot choose modules and specialisation across different campuses (e.g. Apeldoorn students cannot choose EBA modules offered in Amsterdam). Students must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor. Once the modules have been chosen, the student needs to send an email to examresults@wittenborg.eu and CC process tutor with the subject: Replace Work Placement_snumber or Replace In-company Training. List the modules with the full module name and module code in the email.



Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Can I still do an internship/WP after graduation?

(Last edited: Thursday, 29 October 2020, 5:15 PM)
Answer:

No, you cannot do an internship/work placement after graduation. For an internship in the Netherlands, Dutch law requires applicants to be either a European Citizen OR to be currently enrolled in an educational institution as a student. It should be noted that after graduation, you will in general no longer be able to take an internship in the Netherlands. Your Work Placement ending date must be within the period of your registration at Wittenborg. 


What shall I do if it's not possible to do so?
You are highly recommended to discuss your situation of the current student status and changes in the near future and come up with a feasible solution with your Internship company. And then come back to externalraltions@wittenborg.eu for paper works if your internship duration has been revised to meet the requirement.



Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Does Wittenborg provide placements for internship or do I have to find it myself?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:38 PM)
Answer:

Wittenborg has a platform where internship vacancies are published: WittenborgConnect (www.wittenborgconnect.com). However, it is the responsibility of the student to contact the internship company personally. 




Question:

Work Placement/Internship: How shall I prepare for the Work Placement if I am a direct-entry Phase 3 student?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 1 September 2021, 3:37 PM)
Answer:

Work placement is not obligatory for students with direct entry into the final phase (Phase 3). However, they must complete 15 ECs for this module, either by undertaking a standard internship as per our procedure, or they can replace these credits with other taught modules. For this they must make an agreement for possible modules with their process tutor through their study agreement.

Note:

Please refer to the Bachelor's EEG PART 7 - Work Placement Handbook Bachelor's, Page 9.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Is the Work Placement compulsory for master's students?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:00 AM)
Answer:

No, the Work Placement is a non-curriculum required activity, thus it is not compulsory for master's students.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: What are the criteria for a qualified Work Placement_Bachelor?

(Last edited: Thursday, 20 January 2022, 9:41 AM)
Answer:

To ensure a meaningful WP, it is necessary for the internship assignment to meet the following criteria: 

• The WP provides sufficient in-house operations and ownership. 

• The work is of sufficient level, matching the level of study (HBO). 

• Creativity and intelligence levels of the student should be tested; it is intended that the student’s knowledge, understanding and skills gained during study are put into practice as part of a completed task, which is ample opportunity for direct action, ownership and responsibility. 

• Performing simple facilitating clerical/administrative work is not permitted. 

• The assignment should be challenging, that is: 

o Students should be held accountable for their analytical and problem-solving skills. 

o Students should use their skills related to searching, finding and processing information. 

o Students should use their communication skills, both written and oral. 

o Students should be given the opportunity to work independently. 

Students must do work that matches the level of training. If possible, the intern’s roles should be rotated within the organisation. 

• The content of the training has to meet the objectives of the WP programme. In relation to this, it needs to be linked to the student’s general programme of study and the student's specialisation in particular. 

• The host organisation is responsible for supervising the student and a supervisor within the organisation should be assigned to this task. This is to facilitate the introduction of the student to the internship organisation, as well as creating a process whereby the student can be mentored, trained and evaluated within the organisation. 

• Understanding and skills that students have acquired, can be applied and expanded. 

• The company and student’s role within the company are of an international character. Students are not allowed to do the WP in their country of origin, unless it is an internationally operating company. In this case, a student must state why and in what way the company has an international character. The final decision will be made by the WP Coordinator (External Relations Department). 

You should discuss these criteria with your host company to ensure that the company knows what is expected of you from the school’s perspective. It will also help you formulate your job description well. 

Take note that even if you have a formal letter of acceptance from the employer, the WP Coordinator can disapprove of the WP if it is evaluated as not meeting the requirements mentioned in this section or for any other reasons deemed necessary. WP Coordinator must also be able to verify the company and supervisor information via their website or LinkedIn. 

Students should read through all necessary information found in the EEG part 7  for their specialization.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: What are the criteria for a qualified Work Placement_Master?

(Last edited: Thursday, 20 January 2022, 9:40 AM)
Answer:

To ensure a meaningful Work Placement, it is necessary for the internship assignment to meet the following criteria: 

• The internship provides sufficient in-house operations and ownership. 

• The work is of a sufficient level, or matches the level of the study (MBA/MSc/Pre-Master). 

• Creativity and intelligence levels of the student should be tested; it is intended that the student’s knowledge, understanding and skills gained during the study are put into practice as part of a completed task, providing ample opportunity for direct action, ownership and responsibility. 

• Performing simple facilitating, clerical / administrative work is not permitted. 

• The assignment should be challenging, that is: 

o Students should be held accountable for their analytical and problem-solving 

skills. 

o Students should use their skills related to searching, finding and processing 

information. 

o Students should use their communication skills, both written and oral. 

o Students should be given the opportunity to work independently. 

• Students must do work that matches their level of training. Where possible, the intern should be rotated throughout the organisation. 

• The content of the training must meet the objectives of the Work Placement programme. 

In relation to this, it needs to be linked to the students general programme of study and the students specialisation in particular. 

• The host organiszation is responsible for supervising the student and a supervisor within the organiszation should be assigned to this task. This is to facilitate the introduction of the student to the internship organiszation as well as creating a process whereby the student can be mentored, trained and evaluated within the organiszation. 

• Understanding and skills that students have acquired, can be applied and expanded. 

• The company and student’s role within the company have a substantial international component. 

You should discuss these criteria with the host company to ensure that the company knows what is expected from Wittenborg’s perspective. 

Students should read through all necessary information found in the EEG part 7  for their specialization.


Question:

Work Placement/Internship: What are the Work Placement report assessing rubrics?

(Last edited: Thursday, 20 January 2022, 10:43 AM)
Answer:

rubric



Question:

Work Placement/Internship: Work during summer

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 10:04 AM)
Answer:

If you are an international student residing in the Netherlands, holding a residence card for study purposes, you are allowed to work up to a maximum of 16 hours every week right through the year, or you could work full-time during the summer months (June, July & August).


Question:

Work Placement/Internships: How can I apply for internships?

(Last edited: Monday, 22 March 2021, 5:29 PM)
Answer:

An important step in Wittenborg studies is the internship/work placement and achieving work experience related to your studies at Wittenborg. You can find information pertaining to Work Placement/Internship on the Work Placement (WP) Module online area. You need to first enrol in this module using the enrolment key. It is important that you thoroughly familiarise yourself with the pre-requisites, procedures and instructions before starting the WP/Internship. The Work Placement Handbook (EEG Part 7), which can be found on the online area, contain all the necessary information.

Basically, these are the steps that you need to follow:
1) Enrol in the WP Module using the enrolment key
2) Read the WP Handbook and ensure that you have met all the pre-requisites. You cannot start your WP if you have not fulfilled all the required pre-requisites
3) Register on the search platforms and search for suitable internship opportunities: Wittenborgconnect: www.wittenborgconnect.com.
Students can also use other external platforms such as LinkedIn, Indeed.nl, or other employment agencies (take note that these agencies may charge a service fee)
4) Once you've found a suitable internship opportunity, send your application and CV directly to the employer. If you are accepted, the employer should provide you with a signed acceptance letter/contract
5) Send your WP request to external relations via the online WP Request Form. You need to submit this form and upload all the required documents
6) Once your WP request is approved (the processing period can take between 3-5 days) and the Nuffic Agreement is signed, you can officially start your WP

If you still have questions even after reading the WP Handbook, contact the WP team at externalrelations@wittenborg.eu. When sending queries, always provide your full name and student number. If necessary, you can set an appointment to meet with any of the staffs.
Important: Always try to find the answers to your questions by first using the official information provided online - this is also a key element of acquiring professionalism.

Question:

Work Placement/Internships: Where can I find the placement request form?

(Last edited: Tuesday, 14 July 2020, 9:50 AM)
Answer:

You need first to enrol in the WP module using the Enrolment key. Once in the work placement online area, you will find the Work Placement Request Form.



Question:

Work Rules: I have been living in the Netherlands and was already working here before my admission to Wittenborg university. Do the working conditions still apply to me?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:22 PM)
Answer:

No. The working conditions for students do not apply to you. You have to follow the part-time regulation for international students only in case of having a student resident permit.



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