Since the first day Hoa Sen University was set up, it has developed pioneering training programmes to serve enterprises and organisations’ demand in HCM City and the rest of the country.
With a training philosophy of learning accompanied by practice, the university has helped students meet the strict demand of enterprises and organisations. Before 2012, the rate of new graduates finding jobs immediately after graduation reached 90 per cent: 90.67 per cent in 2009; 94.82 per cent in 2010; and 92.92 per cent in 2012. In 2012 when demand for human resources in the city and country fell with the difficult economy, the rate was more than 80 per cent. The rate dropped to 57. 76 per cent by June 2013, when a deep recession and high unemployment occurred.
According to figures released at the 26th graduation ceremony in June 2015, the rate of new graduates getting jobs right after graduation in this year’s first phase (*) rose to 81.17 per cent (an increase of 20.66 per cent compared to the same period last year). Many graduates of faculties got jobs, including in fashion design, IT, hotel administration, tourism administration and travel (university level), human resource administration (college-university interlink level), and network administration (college level).
THE RATE OF NEW GRADUATES GETTING JOBS SOON AFTER GRADUATION (*), FIRST PHASE, AS OF MAY 26, 2015
The income of most new graduates was VNĐ 6-10 million in this year’s first phase compared to VNĐ 4-6 million in 2012-2014. With the income, the rate at college-university interlinking level reached more than 67 per cent higher than the same period last year of 34 per cent, and last year’s second phase of 28 per cent). The rate of international joint-training programme was more than 47 per cent. This was income of new graduates of BTEC Higher National Diploma in Bussiness progammes at college level between Hoa Sen university and Manchester College and Edexcel (The UK). And the rate at the university level was more than 47 per cent. More than 7 per cent of new graduates earned income of VND 910 million per month.
The income of university new graduates was impressive during the first phase, while the total number of enterprises stopping operation in the first quarter of the year increased to more than 14.2 per cent compared to the same period last year (according to the first quarter report of the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam).
SURVEY ON INCOME OF NEW GRADUATES IN THIS YEAR’S FIRST PHASE (JANUARY-MAY 26, 2015)
The university’s students have a competitive advantage in the labour market because they have high professional knowledge and good English. Moreover, they are capable of handling situations well, can adapt well, and take part in new trends in the learning market.
The students have had many opportunities to work in enterprises via projects and internships. This has helped them become comfortable with their working environment. Their capacity and knowledge has been assessed by enterprises. Many of them have been kept as employees after their internships. The university has an employment introduction centre to provide jobs to its students.
(*): Hoa Sen University, at its graduation ceremony this year, announced its rate of graduates who had found jobs either before or soon after graduation.