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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 criteria of a qualified In-company Training_Bachelor?

(Last edited: Thursday, 20 January 2022, 9:37 AM)
Answer:

To ensure a meaningful In-company Training, Wittenborg outlines strict criteria for organisations to 

qualify as placement companies. These criteria are as stated below: 

• The internship provides sufficient in-house operations experience. 

• The work is of a sufficient level. there should be opportunity to do work that matches the level of the 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 applied in practice as part of a completed task, with ample opportunity for direct action, ownership and responsibility. 

• Performing simple facilitating, administrative work (e.g. dish washing and photocopying) for more than 28 hours in total of the training period is not permitted. 

• The contents of the training need to meet the objectives of the programme and the contract is strongly linked to education or certain parts of the programme. 

• The host organisation supervises the student and a supervisor is appointed for this purpose. He/she introduces the student to the organisation and continues throughout the training period as a training partner for the intern. 

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

 

In addition, the placement organisation should fulfil the following criteria: 

 

• Organisations must be clearly related to the hospitality, tourism, events or sports industry and offer a conducive, safe and secure work environment. 

• Offer the opportunity to work at supervisory level at some stage in the training. 

• Provide adequate supervision throughout the placement. 

• Provide reasonable allowance(s). 

• Allocate working days, hours and shifts in accordance with the legal labour framework. 

• For hotels: a 3, 4 or 5-star rating and at least 20 (in the Netherlands) or 60 (outside the Netherlands) rooms. 

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


Question:

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

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

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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.


Question:

Working in Netherlands: Can I work in the Netherlands after my graduation?

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:23 PM)
Answer:

Students who graduate from Wittenborg University with a bachelor's or master's degree are allowed to search for a job in the Netherlands for a maximum period of one year, known as the 'Zoekjaar".
In order to do so, you should change the purpose of your stay by completing and submitting the appropriate IND form. (The application form is called: "Application residence permit without MVV or change of purpose of stay.)

Note:

Check the IND website for more information on this topic.


Question:

Working in the Netherlands: I am interested to know more about salary, minimum wages and payslips in the Netherlands.

(Last edited: Thursday, 2 July 2020, 3:24 PM)
Answer:

It is always a challenge to learn about salaries, wages and reading pay slips when you start a job in the Netherlands. 

Get more information by visiting iamexpat.nl/career/working-in-the-netherlands/salary-payslip-dutch-minimum-wage.


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Question:

Year Planner: Where can I find the WUAS Academic year planning?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 1 December 2021, 11:30 AM)
Answer:

You can fine the general year planning at WUAS main website here.


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Question:

Zoom Meetings: How to set your background image to Wittenborg logo during meetings?

(Last edited: Wednesday, 10 February 2021, 2:28 PM)
Answer:

You need to go to settings of your Zoom, click on settings. Turn on the Virtual Background and then you can select the image for your meeting background.

The Wittenborg logo image is attached here, you can save it and select it as background image of your meetings.

Source: Zoom Technical Support



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