Fulbright University Vietnam and VNG, one of the fastest growing technology firms in Vietnam, recently signed a memorandum of understanding for continued cooperation in the provision of internship opportunities for Fulbright students, as well as the co-organization of workshops and career fairs.
Under the framework agreement, VNG commits to be a partner in Fulbright’s Venture Fellows Program (VFP) in the upcoming 2021 cohort. Meanwhile, Fulbright will support VNG with shortlisting candidates and facilitating the selection and matching process.
VNG agrees to provide part-time and full-time internship opportunities to Fulbright students, while Fulbright will support VNG with the publishing and marketing of VNG’s internship opportunities through our Career Services arm.
The scope of the agreement further includes the co-organization of speaker series and workshops. VNG will also sponsor Fulbright’s career fairs, further bridging the gap between higher education and the labor market.
“As a newly establish university, we look at VNG as a role model that embodies our aspirations – this is a company built in Vietnam, by the Vietnamese, serving the Vietnamese market, with regional impact, and very soon global impact,” Fulbright President Dam Bich Thuy said at the signing ceremony.
VNG’s CEO Le Hong Minh also shared his remarks, saying that “over the last 16 years as a technology company, VNG has learned how important it is to grow people. It takes a lot of time and hard work to grow a stable workforce and create new technological trends; that mission of growing people has never been easy. At VNG, being patient with the training of people is our top priority.”
Established in 2004, VNG was the first unicorn startup in Vietnam and rapidly developed into a leading technology company with more than 3,100 staff working at 11 offices across five countries. In 2020, it was named among the Best Companies to Work for in Asia by the leading human resources publication, HR Asia. It is the second year in a row VNG wins the title.
Experiential learning is a fundamental tenet of Fulbright’s approach to teaching and learning. Students are also encouraged to explore and experience the world beyond the classroom. This summer 2020, Fulbright’s Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) inaugurated the VFP with 17 well supported internships, providing our students exceptional professional experience with outstanding startups in the domestic market such as VNG, Holistics, CoderSchool, Lixibox, Manabie, and UrBox.