First Batch of UNISEL Journalism Students Secure Internship Opportunities in TurkeyAugust 21, 2013 | Campus News
KLIA, August 10,2013 – Six Universiti Selangor (UNISEL) students from Faculty of Communication and Media (FCM) happily left for Istanbul for a 15-week internship programme.
The students, Abdul Malek Ahmad, Mohd Aiezat Mohd Fadzell and Mohd Haikal Abdul Jalil are undergoing training in Zaman newspaper while Intan Syazreena Bakaruddin and Nur Athirah Nabilah Musa are pursuing their internship in Samanyolu TV at Istanbul, Turkey.
“This internship will be a challenge to all of us as we need to learn their working culture,” Haikal, 25 said.
He who saw writing as his escapism zone to express his feelings added that the art of covering news in Malaysia and Turkey is different.
“Although I am leaving with mixed feelings, this opportunity is will certainly open new horizons for me after graduating,” said Haikal.
Aiezat said he is willing to take the chance to go abroad for internship because he wanted to explore and gain more experience in this field.
“I hope more UNISEL students will go abroad for internship in future as they will learn and experience many things in a foreign land. This will serve as an eye opener for them as young aspiring journalists,” added Aiezat who is into sports and politics.
Dean of FCM, Prof.Dr.Azmuddin Ibrahim said students need to be given a wider exposure so they could handle more complex issues and be able to cope with the effects of globalisation.
“The advancement of technology has not only weakened geographical barriers but at the same time created interdependency between countries. Hence, to be competitive students need to be well-exposed to meet the new challenges,” he added.
The internship program was made possible through a collaborative effort between UNISEL, MTDS (Malaysian Turkish Dialogue Society), and PASIAD (Association of Social and Economic Solidarity with Pacific Countries). UNISEL plans to expand the international internship program to several other countries through similar collaboration.