Developing talent through work-integrated learning

In a joint commentary, SMU Associate Dean of Teaching and Curriculum and Associate Professor of Accounting (Education) Seow Poh Sun, and SMU Associate Dean of Undergraduate Admissions and Student Development and Professor of Accounting (Education) Gary Pan, who is also Academic Director of SMU-X, discussed how work-integrated learning (WIL) – a popular form of experiential learning – is providing students with the opportunity to apply their learning from academic studies to relevant work experiences and reciprocate learning back to their studies. They highlighted one such WIL model that has worked well, which is a collaboration between KPMG and the SMU School of Accountancy through its SMU-KPMG Cyber Risk and Forensic work study elective programme (WSEP) initiative, and how the programme helps to develop the talent to meet the growing demand for such professionals.

The Business Times