The intention is that once the students has completed their internship, they will come back to UTP as a new person. From a student to a pre-engineer. If they didn't change, I considered them as failures even though they passed on paper.
For the UTP supervisors such as me, I have to meet them twice at site. First during the beginning of their internship to check on the plan provided by the hosting company, to make sure that the whole internship program on that company will benefit the students to the max.
Then, a few weeks before the internship ends, another visit will be conducted (2nd internship visit). This is the most critical since the students will have to present their works. The site supervisor from the hosting company will evaluate them by giving marks. At the end of the session, each of the students will be given a certificate of completion.
Last week I went to conduct the 2nd visit for 3 days. It was hectic but it was fun as well. Other than just visiting, I have made contact with the hosting companies. Some may even end with a research collaborations.
UEM Builders (you know them because so many construction projects they were involved).
SapuraAcergy (Offshore engineering design).
Two students at Wawasan Juruperunding (they have keen interest in Pahang state development especially in Raub and its surrounding areas).
RB Consult (international bridge specialists)
Kor Jurutera Perunding (Kajang's best)
Sime Darby Plantation - Engineering Division (they got 5-6 months bonus last year?)
PETRONAS Operation Gurun, Kedah (controlling the gas pipelines in the northern region)