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Other Pathways to Fulfil Work Attachment (WA)



Other than local WA, students may also explore other pathways such as Overseas Work Attachment / Internships (OWA / OI), Virtual Internship Programme (VIP), Interdisciplinary WA (I-WA), and Entrepreneurial WA (E-WA).

Overseas Work Attachment / Internships (OWA / OI)



The OWA / OI gives students an opportunity to work and reside at a foreign company. There will be a local Work-Mentor who will guide the student through the tasks, and allow students to experience multi-culture by socialising with people from different backgrounds. 

You may refer here for more information.

Virtual Internship Programme (VIP)

Virtual_Internship_Programme (VIP)


You can choose the VIP, where you can interact with teammates located overseas through web conferencing or digital tools that are commonly used in the local work environment.

There are 2 types of fundings available – Global Ready Talent (GRT) and Asia-Ready Exposure Programme (AEP).

Do refer to the "Overseas Experience" on Canvas for more information.

Interdisciplinary Work Attachment (I-WA)

Interdisciplinary _WA (I-WA)


I-WA offers exposure to / requires you to apply the knowledge acquired from more than one study discipline.

You are required to:

  • Learn Industry and Company-specific Knowledge
  • Conduct Market Research
  • Apply Multidisciplinary Knowledge and Skills
    • Data / Trend Analysis
    • Financial Projection
    • Marketing and Sales Strategy
    • Event Logistics Planning

For I-WA, you would have to collaborate with colleagues from different departments – Accounting, Human Resources, Marketing and Sales, External Suppliers and Partners, and Subject Matter Experts.

Entrepreneurial WA (E-WA)

Entrepreneurial_Work_Attachment (E-WA)

Apart from the WA with a company, you can also choose to embark on an entrepreneurial journey with us and start your E-WA. Similar to WA with a company, this will be a guided process over 6 months with a WA supervisor. The E-WA gives you a startup opportunity with a well-defined business overview, business plan pitch deck, and target milestones.


To apply for the E-WA, applicants are required to attend an interview and/or make a pitch to determine their readiness and suitability for the E-WA. The application should be made to and comprise of:

  • One-page Business Overview (Lean Business Model Canvas or similar)

A clear overview of the problem and solution statement, unique value proposition, customer segments and market size, marketing strategy, revenue streams and cost structure.

  • Business Pitch Deck

Include more contextual information about the business the student is building, and why it has the potential to succeed

  • 6-Month Milestones

The next 6-month milestones plan shall serve as an overview of the your work during the course of the E-WA. The starting date of the Plan shall be the starting date of the E-WA.

  • Team Background

No business is done without support. You can provide information on the team members and external mentors.


You are strongly encouraged to propose a mentor as their WA supervisor. The mentor could be part of an external incubator or accelerator programme that you have accepted into or an industry expert.

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