Uxbridge IT students enjoy an unforgettable work experience in Prague
Uxbridge College students traveled to Prague for work experience
Submitted by Uxbridge College
Students at a college in Uxbridge, London, have had the work experience of a lifetime after traveling to Prague on the Erasmus programme.
Computer Science and IT students from Uxbridge College spent three weeks on an internship in the Czech capital, following a highly competitive interview process, and toured the city to learn about its history, its architecture and its art.
In addition to working with various technology companies, they visited sites such as the famous Karlův most (Charles Bridge) and Staroměstské nám (Old Town Square).
In the workplace, duties included working with social media ads, virtual reality and content production, as well as networking with professionals.
Internship activities included:
- Filming and producing behind-the-scenes content for a documentary for the National Theater in Prague.
- Give a presentation on using an Oculus virtual reality headset.
- Social media content development for a theater company.
- Realization of an Instagram animation in Adobe After Effects as part of a social media advertising campaign.
- Website update.
- Search for 3D design software “Gravity Sketch”.
- Networking, including setting up a router.
- Using a 3D printer.
Symantha Marcello, said: “My overall experience in Prague was amazing. At work, my interpersonal skills improved and it gave me a sense of independence and responsibility as an individual.
Kiefer Dias said: “An experience that made me step out of my comfort zone and grow as an individual.”
Dragos Slovineanu described the trip as follows: “A must-have experience for every student, filled with incredible memories and valuable skills.”
Oluwaseun Peter said, “It provides many useful opportunities like better communication, teamwork, meeting new people, experiencing a new place, new culture and new cuisine.
“Also, an opportunity to travel abroad for free and explore like you’re on vacation while studying to gain vital knowledge and skills in a real work environment.”
Shivani Chohan said, “An experience that taught me a lot. Not just work ethic, but relationship building, independence, and the ability to manage my time and money.”
Luke Greenidge called his experience “sensational”.
The college will continue to provide equivalent overseas work experience opportunities, including internships for 80 college-wide students in 2022-23, under the new Turing program. The Turing program will carry over any remaining funding for the program after Brexit.
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