The Office of Community Engagement (OCE) is a unit under EIU established with the mission to stimulate the close connection with the business community inside and outside the region. The OCE is also responsible for bridging the University and the business community in training, research and development activities. They play an important role in collaborating with partners to create value for the community and at the same time improve the training quality of the University.
- Carrying out business connection activities;
- Finding and developing relationships with strategic partners;
- Connecting and developing the alumni network;
- Organizing seminars, workshops, career counseling and job placement.
- Connecting businesses
- Organizing seminars, workshops, guest speakers from businesses to update students on practical knowledge;
- Designing and supporting Faculties to implement activities, including internships, business cooperation projects and final year projects for students;
- Introducing students to the funds or sponsorships from corporations.
- Finding and developing the relationships with strategic partners
Identifying partners who share the same vision and development direction, building a strategic partnership with that business to maximize the resources of both parties.
- Connecting Alumni
Connecting and developing the Alumni community of EIU.
- Career counseling for students
Organizing student events: job fairs, career counseling and soft skills seminars to create conditions for students to develop themselves and future career opportunities.
Student support activities
- Business connection
Internship programs for students
With a diverse network of connections, the OCE is proud to work and form long-term relationships with sustainable partners, providing potential and valuable learning and internship opportunities for students.
Internship partners include photos of the network companies (See the infographic)
Workshops organized by OCE bring tremendous value to students. Through these activities, students accumulate a lot of new knowledge and experiences to support their future study and career. The topics of these workshops are practical such as perspectives and industry updates, innovations in science and technology, topics related to professional career development and related skills; sharing experiences, career journeys and learning journeys between alumni and students.
Enterprise collaboration projects
PBL project: this is a project in a specialized course. This is a teaching method that helps students improve their knowledge and skills through solving real-life problems, requiring research and understanding business challenges. Typically, a PBL project program will last for about 10 – 12 weeks.
Industry Project: this is a project carried out by faculty members to enhance the faculty’s teaching and research capabilities. Projects can involve many aspects of a manufacturing or service industry with the aim of improving productivity, quality, throughput, health and safety, and economics. Students can support faculty members to participate in projects as a part of the learning process.
Capstone Project: this is a graduation project designed for final year students to help students gain real-world experience before graduation. Students will work in groups to come up with creative solutions to real-world problems, while understanding the needs and responsibilities of the job. This gives students the opportunity to develop leadership and management skills and understand the consequences of making decisions in their comfort zone.
- Strategic partnership
The innovation of the global industrial revolution requires education and training to quickly adapt and update knowledge to catch up with trends and meet the job needs of industries. Therefore, the cooperation between the University and strategic partners enhances professional training efficiency. Thereby, existing problems from partner enterprises can be the topics for discussion and practices for students.
- Wu’s Tech Vietnam Co., Ltd
- Bonfiglioli Vietnam Co., Ltd
- SML Vietnam Co., Ltd
- Hon Chuan Vietnam Co., Ltd
- Detmold Packaging Vietnam Co., Ltd
- Vietnam Festo Company
- Alumni Network
In order to strengthen the connection between alumni and students studying at the university, seminars are designed for alumni to share their knowledge, practical work experience, career, the perspectives of fresh graduates and the difficulties on their journey of conquering their career dreams.
- Career counseling
Organizing events such as: job fairs, career counseling and soft skills seminars to help students to develop their skills and to look for future career opportunities.