On September 26th, the Center for Career Development and International Programs (CDIP) successfully hosted the 3rd Internship for Credit (IFC) Showcase at the AUW Rooftop. The event was graced with the presence of the Honorable Vice Chancellor, Prof. Nirmala Rao, faculty members and students from all academic levels to show their support for the student presenters and learn about their exciting experiences. The Dean of Faculty & Academic Affairs, Dr. Rosie Bateson made the opening remarks followed by Ms. Jade Galvan, Associate Director Leadership and Professional Development of CDIP who awarded Prof. Harunur Rashid, Associate Professor of Environmental Sciences, a certificate of appreciation for his contribution to CDIP as Faculty Adviser to the IFC Program.
The showcase featured 10 students who engaged in internships at notable organizations like GlaxoSmithKline Bangladesh Limited, Export-Import Bank of Korea (KEXIM), Abbott Laboratories and many others. The organizations belonged in industries ranging from Academe, Non-profit, Pharmaceuticals, Banking to Health Care in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Pakistan, South Korea & Vietnam. The students demonstrated their learning through posters as a requirement to obtain academic credits in exchange for their internship. Read more about the internship for credit (IFC) program here.
On being asked as to why they attended the event, a final year student, Tashi Wangmo answered she wanted to compare and contrast her internship experience with the other interns at the showcase. She was also curious to know more about how can internships count as credits. Another Access Academy student mentioned she attended the event to prepare for her internships in the future for which the showcase would be highly beneficial.
See more event photos here.
The Center for Career Development and International Programs (CDIP) is organizing more engagements this SY 2017-2018 through strategic partnerships, mentorships, leadership & career development workshops and professional exposures, among others. For more information, or to start a partnership with AUW CDIP, email email@example.com.