Internships and skills by degree

Internships and skills by degree

Whatever the position you are looking to fill, chances are that there’s an RMIT University Vietnam student with specific and soft skills that would make him/her a great intern for your business. 

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Commerce - 12 weeks

Available in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Commerce students undertake a voluntary 12-week internship at the end of their degree. By this time, they should be:

  • Able to collect, analyse and organise information for research purposes
  • Able to identify problems and develop creative yet practical solutions
  • Able to conduct market research activities
  • Able to apply marketing and tele-marketing skills
  • Able to work in teams
  • Able to write business reports and proposals
  • Able to handle customer service issues (negotiations, claims handling)
  • Able to translate standard documents  
  • Able to complete general administrative tasks
  • Able to plan, implement and control the flow of a product or service in the context of a supply chain

Accountancy - 12 weeks

Available in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Accountancy students undertake a voluntary 12-week internship at the end of their degree. By this time, they should be familiar with the following:

  • Financial Accounting
  • Management Accounting
  • Auditing  
  • Tax Accounting
  • Corporate Restructuring
  • Insolvency
  • Budgeting / Planning
  • Cost Accounting
  • Management Consulting
  • Government –financial management
  • Stockbroking/funds management
  • Financial planning
  • Treasury

Economics and Finance - 12 weeks

Available in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Economics and Finance students undertake a voluntary 12-week internship at the end of their degree. By this time, they should be able to:

  • Distil, scope and critically analyse problems
  • Use technical tools and language of the field
  • Recognize the uncertainty of business decision-making
  • Approach problems with intellectual openness, rigour and curiosity
  • Communicate and collaborate effectively
  • Research and reflect

Marketing - 12 weeks

Available in Ho Chi Minh City

Marketing students undertake a voluntary 12-week internship at the end of their degree. By this time, they should be:

  • Able to recognise the customer’s perspective
  • Able to design, implement and monitor marketing plans and market research projects
  • Capable of analysing and interpreting data using industry-standard software tools
  • Financially literate
  • Able to identify and provide solutions for marketing issues and problems
  • Able to work in teams, collaborate with others, and establish and develop cross-functional relationships
  • Able to scope, plan and manage projects
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Able to recognise and adapt to changing environments
  • Able to research and reflect

Professional Communication - 12 weeks

Available in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City

Professional Communication students undertake a compulsory 12-week internship in the second-to-last or last semester of their degree.  By this time, they should be able to:

  • Apply critical and creative approaches in analysing communication problems and in applying communications solutions to address and meet clients’ needs.
  • Analyse and utilise self-generated research to develop sound and strategic communication approaches that integrate a variety of media.
  • Critically and logically analyse and evaluate the effectiveness of communication messages, plans, campaigns using proven communication theories and practices.
  • Prepare various media tools using a variety of writing styles: press release, media kit, backgrounder, profile, Q&A sheet, creative brief, print media, storyboards, etc.
  • Practical and professional skills required within the communication industry including cultural and international understanding, time restraints, effective organization, collaboration, respectful discussion, persuasive presentation skills, and systematic problem solving.
  • Assess and manage social media marketing tools.
  • Plan, prepare and execute events and projects.

Information Technology (IT) - 15 weeks

Available in Ho Chi Minh City

Information technology students undertake a compulsory 15-week internship at the end of their degree. By this time, they should be:

  • Fluent at object-oriented programming using multiple programming languages and tool chains.
  • Skilled at programming web applications, desktop applications, and mobile applications.
  • Well-acquainted with computer fundamentals, programming concepts, and databases.
  • Able to self-learn any technology and platform quickly.
  • Proficient at developing medium-size web applications using PHP/MySQL and C#.NET.
  • Familiar with Java-based web technologies.
  • Competent at developing applications for mobile devices using Java ME and Android.
  • Capable of developing system- and embedded applications with C and C++ using the
  • gcc/make tool chain.
  • Familiar with data communications, TCP/IP and the OSI 7-layer model.
  • Skilled at working with various Linux systems and the command-line.
  • Familiar with web server administration.
  • Familiar with issues in computer security, as well as ICT-related law and ethics.
  • Experienced at working in small groups of software developers.
  • Competent at participating in large-scale software development projects.
  • Proficient at analysis and design of medium-size applications. Fluent in UML and related tools.
  • Competent at applying design patterns.
  • Capable of participating in the design and architecture of large-scale software systems.
  • Well-acquainted with software engineering processes and tools (e.g. code versioning, bug tracking, testing frameworks), as well as testing processes and tools.
  • Experienced at applying project management methodologies (RUP and Agile) when working in small groups, as well as using related tools. Capable of taking on project management roles.
  • Capable of documenting and presenting.

Design (Digital Media) - 15 weeks

Available in Ho Chi Minh City

Students in the Bachelor of Design (Digital Media) undertake a compulsory 15-week internship in the last year of their degree. By the time they undertake internship, they should be familiar with the following:

  • Application of design thinking and creative approaches to communication design problems.  
  • Web design and implementation including information architecture, visual design and user-side programming for dynamic websites.
  • Wordpress template design.  
  • Graphic design for print and screen-based media.  
  • Visual identity design.  
  • Video production and post-production  
  • Sound recording and post-production  
  • 3D modeling and animation  
  • Digital compositing and SFX  

Business Information Systems (BIS) - 12 weeks

Available in Ho Chi Minh City

BIS students undertake a compulsory three-month internship in the middle of their degree.  They are required to return to study at the completion of their internship. By the time they undertake internship, they should have experience in the following:

  • Practical experience of building business solutions using spreadsheet and relational database models. 
  • Systems Analysis and Design skills using a whole range of methodologies from structured systems approaches to Rational and Agile methodologies which have been applied to the development of complex, multi-user business applications designed in Visual Studio and Java.
  • Practical experience of building complex, multi-user transaction processing systems using VB.Net, Visual Studio and Java.
  • Network Administrator experience with Linux and Windows Operating Systems acquired in a purpose build lab using virtual technologies.
  • Communication skills to understand business need and translate these into effective IT solutions.
  • Good foundation knowledge of business concepts from accounting and marketing to law and economics.

Fashion (Merchandise Management) - 12 weeks

Available in Ho Chi Minh City

Students in the Bachelor of Fashion (Merchandise Management) undertake a compulsory 12 week internship in the last semester of their degree. By the time the students are eligible for internship they should be familiar with the following:

  • Recognize the whole process of the product development process from idea to product sale
  • Understanding of business, retail & creative aspects of the fashion industry
  • Knowledge of fashion branding, marketing, supply chain management, product development, merchandising, merchandise maths, logistics, applied management, product specifications & fashion materials
  • Able to collect, analyse & organise research to answer a specific brief
  • Have the skills to present, report, create sketchbooks, assortment plans, answer test, develop interesting power-points, video & presentations boards (including mood, concept, colour, fabric, print)
  • Able to communicate themselves & projects effectively
  • Able to use Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator to a high standard
  • Conscious of evaluation & reflection within work
  • Experience of working with industry through work integrated learning projects
  • Able to work in teams, collaborate with others and work independently 
  • ​Analyze and propose marketing plans
  • Analyze and propose international business development plans
  • Analyze and create or consolidate a fashion brand identity
  • Contribute to the development of a fashion brand with a strategic point of view