Summer Team Enterprise Programme
Do you want to develop a range of enterprise capabilities and increase your employability?
Why not invest five hours per week taking part in a six-week skills development programme, working on a real-life project and gaining virtual team-work experience in a group of diverse students!
What is STEP about?
STEP provides a developmental opportunity for students through working on a real-life project which presents a challenge to a University Service Unit. We anticipate that alongside enterprise skills student will also develop a range of graduate attributes including remote team-working, digital literacy, organisational skills and professional conduct. The programme involves weekly online workshops, group coaching, and individual and team reflection. The programme is a collaboration from CEED, Students' Association, Careers Centre and Playfair Consultancy Group.
You can follow the progress of STEP via the STEP blog: https://step.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/
How does it work?
1. If selected, you will be placed in a team of six students, based on your time-zone and project preferences.
2. Each team will be given a real-life project to work on, each owned by a University service unit, which presents a challenge/problem.
3. You will commit to viewing/attending a recording/workshop each week, themed around the University’s six enterprise capabilities. Each team will complete a reflective log on Moodle each week reflecting on how their team project is helping to develop that week’s highlighted skill.
4. Each team will aim to produce an output for the service unit sponsoring their project, e.g. a video, report, PowerPoint presentation etc. but the outputs of the project are secondary to the programme's focus on your individual skill development.
5. If you complete all the skills workshops and reflective elements of the programme you will be issued with a certificate and electronic badge for your LinkedIn profile, along with guidance as to how you can articulate your experience in future job applications. There are also individual and team prizes on offer.
We only expect you to commit 4-5 hours/per week to the project, at least two of which will be spent completing the skills workshops and reflective logs.
How do I apply?
Current undergraduates can apply to take part by reading about the projects and completing an online application form. Applications have now closed for this programme.
- Deadline to apply - 22nd May
- Notification of outcome - 28th May
- Projects run - 1st June to 10th July
- Deadline for project output submission -24th July
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