In early March 2014, RMIT Vietnam Business Information Systems students headed to Intel for an industry tour and insight on the working life and career opportunities at the IT multinational.
With thousands of employees at its operations across the globe, Intel is known for creating semiconductor chips and other devices for communications and computing.
Led by lecturers from the university's Business Information Systems program as well as the Business Information Systems Student Club, students were given an overview of Intel operations in Vietnam and the opportunity to experience an office environment and work culture at a large multinational.
Business Information Systems Club President and student Mr Tuan Tran Le said it was a great experience for students to see first-hand the inside workings of a large IT company.
"The tour gave us the experience to see a real working environment as well as the chance speak to staff about the skills and knowledge required to work at Intel," Mr Le said.
Intel employees spoke to students about employment opportunities for graduates, what it's like to be an Intel employee and the career pathways available for employees.
Students also heard how employees got their start with Intel plus learnt about company culture and values in a large organisation.
RMIT Vietnam Business Information Systems Lecturer Dr Blooma John said the industry tour was valuable for the university to strengthen its industry connections as well as build on its understanding on what multinationals such as Intel expect from university graduates.
"The strong relationships we have with industry ensure our graduates are equipped with the skills and knowledge employers need," Dr Blooma John said.
"The tour was enriching for students as they heard from Intel on career opportunities, descriptions of various roles as well as an insight into company culture."
The visit to Intel is one of several industry tours planned for students in the Business Information Systems program.