WISE SUMMER 2017 Work Internship and Student Experience July 16 to August 10, 2017 WISE Overview Work Internship and Student Experience or WISE is an enrichment program open to all current TKS students* from grades 10 to 12, as well as university students* visiting their parents at KAUST for the summer. WISE will run from July 16 to August 10, 2017, with opportunities across many KAUST departments. Upon successful completion of the program, Interns will receive a certificate and stipend at the WISE award ceremony. * Parent/s must be a KAUST resident
WISE Benefits Participation in WISE gives students the chance to:
• • • • • • Gain valuable work experience and transferable skills Build confidence and raise aspirations Explore a prospective career path Expand their vision for the future Prepare for admission to university Network with world-class KAUST teams
Our goal is to provide students with work experience in a professional setting, to expand their academic, professional and personal learning
Internship Fair, Feb 21 9.00 am – 10.30 am, Hall 2, Building 19 Gather information about the internships on offer, meet representatives from the host departments and take the opportunity to make a great first impression!
Work Internship (WI) The work internship program gives college and university students the opportunity to translate classrom learning into practical experience. They will gain valuable new skills that will
Student Experience (SE) Student Experience is a program that introduces high school students to the professional workplace. Students have the opportunity to explore areas of interest that they might pursue in university while adding to their resume for college or job applications.
help prepare them for their future professional career.
TKS Skills Lab Don’s miss the opportunity to work with Human Resources experts from KAUST to develop/enhance your resume, brush up on your interview skills and understand how to make the
To apply, visit: wisekaust.workable.com Application deadline March 9, 2017
most of the Internship Fair. Resume Workshop, Feb 7, 9.00 am – 10.30 am, TKS Auditorium Interviewing Skills Workshop, Feb 28, 9.00 am – 10.30 am, TKS Auditorium
For students studying abroad, does WISE arrange for travel and visas?
Frequently asked questions (FAQS) What is an internship?
What types of internships are available? WISE provides internships in a diverse range of professional offices including CEMSE Division, Marketing Communications, - Human Resources, Information Technology, Innovation and Economic Development, Facilities Management, Community Life, and Finance. When will a student know if he or she is accepted for WISE? All students will receive a response about their application by April 6, 2017.
Will the student be paid while participating in WISE? All students accepted for the program receive a stipend. What are the work hours? High school students are expected to work four to six hours per day while university students work six to eight hours per day. Can a TKS Student use WISE hours for CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) credit? Students have the option to forego his or her stipend to meet CAS requirements. Contact the TKS DP Coordinator for more information.
WISE is offered to students who are visiting KAUST for the summer. Travel and visas back to KAUST for the summer must be arranged by the student or parents.
The term “ internship “ is commonly used to describe a temporary position that has the dual purpose of educating while providing work experience. What are the application requirements and criteria? How can I apply? To view all application requirements visit: wisekaust.workable.comPage 1 Page 2
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