|At the ceremony, KAS and FTU awarded certificates to 20 FTU students who have successfully completed the summer school and displayed their potential to become economics journalists. — Photo baodautu
HA NOI (VNS) — Economics and business students can consider journalism as their new career in which they can utilise both their knowledge of economics and journalistic skills.
The idea was stressed at the ceremony to award certificates of the Summer School: "Investing in your future" organised by Germany's Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) and Viet Nam's Foreign Trade University (FTU) yesterday.
At the ceremony, KAS and FTU awarded certificates to 20 FTU students who have successfully completed the summer school and displayed their potential to become economics journalists.
Country Representative of KAS in Viet Nam Rabea Bauer said, "The programme aimed to strengthen public communication skills and provide intensive training in economics and journalism to students of economics."
During the programme, the students learned about the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and of the need to foster regional integration through media and economics, she added.
The idea of integration was presented in the context that Viet Nam has risen as a potential market for giant corporations from other ASEAN member countries, which will offer employment opportunities for the future Vietnamese labour force.
FTU students also had the chance to improve their economics, business and journalistic knowledge and skills during a study tour to Bangkok.
They had discussions and talks on journalism with representatives from the media in Viet Nam and Thailand and experienced a competitive working environment with representatives from large ASEAN corporations, the Country Representative added.
Project Manager of KAS Viet Nam Dang Tuan Vu said, "The decisive criterion to admit a student into the programme is the motivation letter which proves his motivation and inspiration to become a journalist."
Other selection criteria, including GPA, English skills and social engagement, are only reference points to evaluate the competence of a student, Vu added. — VNS