If you’re an employer interested in identifying new talent who have the knowledge and understanding of large-scale global information systems, recruiting interns through the GET Immersion Experience may meet your needs.
Students with a minimum GPA of 3.2 apply for consideration for the GET Immersion Experience in October of their sophomore or junior year. Interviewing is conducted by sponsoring organizations with assistance from the University, and each sponsor selects the students who will fit that organization best. Generally a sponsor will hire two or more interns as projects and resources allow.
There are three key components that are essential for a company that wishes to sponsor a GET Professional Experience Intern:
Type of work: Since the Global Enterprise Technology Minor is focused on creating and managing large systems within a global context, the company needs to be able to offer the intern a role that exposes the student to this environment. Responsibilities can be varied, but roles might include application development, project management, or business analysis within a global technology-focused organization within the corporation.
Internship supervision: Each intern should have an immediate supervisor to guide the student through the work assignment. In addition, to provide additional guidance and feedback, it is requested but not required, that an internship mentor be assigned to each intern.
Evaluation of the intern’s performance: The intern’s manager is expected to share the intern’s tasks and performance evaluation with the assigned faculty advisor. The sharing of this information typically takes place via a 30-minute discussion that would occur at least once during each internship period. This information is kept confidential, but is invaluable in helping the intern learn, and improves the quality of the his/her education.
The Executive Summary/Lessons Learned Presentation
Unlike many shorter internship experiences, the GET Immersion Experience is designed not only to provide a rich work experience for students, but also provides integrated, faculty-led parallel course work over the same period that encourages students to reflect on their experiences, sharing them with other interns working in the same company and, as appropriate, with interns from other companies. These courses are taught in different formats such as distance and web-based learning so that courses do not interfere with interns’ daily work schedule.
Toward the conclusion of their Immersion Experience, the interns convert this reflection into a formal presentation to their senior management on insights gained during their experience such as:
Aspects of the experience that were positive and aspects that they felt could be improved
Lessons learned and/or valuable experiences that helped them understand the business functions better
Areas where they feel the organization’s technology could be improved to help solve business challenges
It is expected that senior technologist(s) from the sponsoring corporation will review the presentation that the students develop and offer constructive feedback.
The presentation provides the company with knowledge about the Immersion Experience from the student’s perspective and can help the company identify aspects of their own programs that are particularly strong or that need improvement.
Syracuse University welcomes large enterprises that would like to sponsor interns for this unique Global Enterprise Technology Immersion Experience.
For more information, please contact Sarah Weber at email@example.com