We are not talking about food. We are talking about education. When it comes to sandwich, the sandwich we know is meant to be eaten but in UK, there is another ‘sandwich’ which means an additional year for work (so that you gain experience) in between 2 or 3 years of theory study for your course.
You can choose to sign up for ‘sandwich’ and work for a year in your field of study. For example, if you are studying accounting, you will be working as an accountant for an accounting firm (usually as interns).
Once you have completed the ‘sandwich’ year, you will get to know better about your field so that when you have to choose a major, you know which division you want to choose. If you are taking accounting, this is the time when you need to decide to major in taxation, auditing or costing.
It is during ‘sandwich’ year that you get to put everything you have learnt into action, also as a way to test how much you have learnt and are you prepared for the real world out there. To get the best ‘sandwich’ year, choose a university wisely. There are many universities in UK that you can apply for admission.
Once you have joined the real world for a year, you would be mature and responsible. Besides, getting real experience in your field of study is definitely going to boost your degree and yourself.
This is available in UK so if you are studying in UK or planning to study in UK, you can always refer to University and Colleges Admission Service, or UCAS.
How about doing the same here in Malaysia? Do you think it is a good idea?
At the moment, our university students are required to go through internships and usually internships last for about six months. Is this sufficient? Let us hear your opinion.