When I first graduated from university, I attempted to apply for a job straight away. I sent more than one hundred resumes to different employers to apply for a graduate position or an internship opportunity. I thought I would at least receive a few interview invitations. Regrettably I did not receive one reply. After that, I decided to enrol in the QIBA’s professional year program. I am able to proudly say this has been one of my best decisions I ever made! Within three months, I received an internship opportunity right after my course commenced.
Chun-Yen Chuang – Taiwan
Team work was the most valuable lesson I learned from the PY program. The training provided valuable interview opportunities. These opportunities also offered me great experience in preparing a resume, pre-research specific job roles, understanding company and organisation values and tackling potential interview questions.
Sungmi Lee – Korea
Being an intern is an important part of the PY Program and it can provide a student hands on experience in their field. The internship was the part of the program I was looking forward to the most. I had an amazing opportunity to undertake my internship with a fast growing company with a strong focus on communication skills and personal development. While working as an intern I was exposed to many different kinds of doors. This enabled me to see what interested me the most. While gaining knowledge and work experience I learned to understand team work and the key to success. I had amazing mentors and team leaders who made this experience even more special.
Dorota Skawinska – Poland
I was a Bachelor and Master's graduate who badly needed entry level workplace experience. QIBA was recommended to me by a friend who had completed the PY Program and had experienced a high quality internship which had assisted her to gain full time employment. My internship gave me the opportunity to not only gain practical experience but develop new skills and apply the methods and theories learnt whilst studying. The internship was a great way to meet people in my own field and provided an excellent networking opportunity.
Koki Tharum – Malaysia