Thinking of increasing your employability prospects before graduating?
Do you want to improve your skills whilst still attending the University (UM)?
Go for a work placement or internship!
Take advantage of your time as a student to test new grounds to explore various employment sectors. Internships provide invaluable work experiences, increase employability prospects, and also create opportunities for enriching one’s academic portfolio.
There are different ways to go about it:
Students may either browse the University’s Placement Scheme website to find out what’s on offer or one may also arrange one’s own work placement directly with industry, and may subsequently request to have the placement recognised through the DegreePlus Programme.
The process to obtain recognition for your DegreePlus placement is quite straight forward.
At the end your placement:
At the end of your placement fill in the Work Placement Recognition Form (Go to key information and then forms)
Pay an administrative fee of €5 (payable at the MaltaPost University Branch)
The Work Placement Recognition Form together with the receipt is to he handed in at the DegreePlus Office after the work placement is concluded.
Placements through the DegreePlus are not ECTS based. However, once your request is approved, your work placement will be officially recorded on your academic transcript.
Student Review: "I chose to pursue the Work Placement study-unit with Degree Plus because I sought to gain experience in a work sector that relates to my career in Earth Sciences, which in Malta remains quite limited. Not only so, but I was lucky enough to be chosen for a paid geology internship in Austria, making the experience even more unforgettable. During the internship, I gained confidence in conducting geology-specific tasks such as lab and fieldwork techniques as well as map orientation skills, without the need for supervision. Additionally, I felt that the experience helped me grow not only academically, but also holistically as an individual, as both the diverse cultures I was exposed to from the other international students and the places I visited across the entire country all endowed me with a new skill, lesson or friendship. Therefore, if anyone is ready to embark on the experience of a lifetime, then this unit in conjunction with the internship opportunities offered by student organizations is the right one for you." Jacqueline Grech Licari – B.Sc. (Hons) in Earth Systems 3rd Yr - Work Placement.
Student Review: "Being an intern in Arts Council Malta was a very educational experience as it provided me with an insight into the management side of the arts. This work placement helped me prepare for a unit in my course titled ‘Arts and Cultural Management’. From my internship I obtained a greater understanding of the efficient planning and responsibility needed to run an organization. It is in every student's interest to venture out of University and to try and select work opportunities which will aid them in their studies and future prospects."Ylenia Callus - B.A. (Hons) in Theatre Studies 3rd Yr - Work Placement.
The Artificial Intelligence (AI) Society represents all of those individuals, hailing from different interdisciplinary fields, but interested in AI. Its purpose is to encourage people to learn more about the potential of AI and how it can be of benefit to society in general.
The AI Society organises or takes part in numerous activities of which students must attend a minimum of 16 hours in order to satisfy the DegreePlus requirements. This unit is ideally for students who wish to gain experience in event organisation, coordination and management.
These activities include (but not limited to):
The AI Symposium, Malta Robotics Olympiad, Science in the City, The AI Game Jam, Events with the Google Developers Group, Events with the Women Techmakers Group, Events with Facebook, Educational outreach in schools.
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