STEP - Students Experience Professionalism
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STEP is a free online platform where students from Cyprus can experience professionalism by practicing on real-life projects posted by organisations and companies from Cyprus.
The platform will be designed for undergraduate and graduate students from different disciplines and universities in Cyprus. The students will be able to view, access, and work on projects posted by local organisations and companies. The organisations and companies will post projects related to their business and approve students to work on these projects. Instructors from Cypriot universities will mediate the exchange and will be able to approve the students‘ work as part of their courses.
There are no similar websites currently operating in Cyprus. Universities have Career Offices where they mediate to assign students for internship opportunities during their studies and connect academics with industry for research purposes. But there is no integrated, island-wide approach to offer opportunites to students from all universities.
That’s why the long term goal of STEP is to provide a large bank of projects that allow students of any age to get hands on experience with real projects and improve their employability skills. Initially, the platform will be developed using a pilot set of users: students from the Multimedia and Graphic Arts Department of the Cyprus University of Technology. Cypriot organisations and companies will be asked to join the platform via the Liaison Office. In addition, the department has already affiliations with Microsoft Cyprus and a number of local small businesses. Starting with these connections, STEP will carry out a pilot run of the the platform. The final goal of the STEP platform is to become sustainable and expand across the Mediterranean region by including projects from businesses and industries from other interested countries.
Branding: Eleni, Efi, Designer, Marketer
Functionality & Design requirements: Eleni, Efi
Graphic Design: Eleni, Efi, Web Designer
Web Development: Eleni, Efi, Marios
Evaluation: Eleni, Efi, Marios, Participants
Organisation Liaison: Eleni, Efi, Panayiotis, Marios, Advisors
Marketing: Eleni, Efi, Panayiotis, Marios, Advisors
Help students STEP to real-life job experiences! Give students real support by helping developing this idea into reality.
STEP will be successful if:
If you can provide any help on the above, then join us! We are looking for:
Venues for organizing events. These could be universities or big organisations that are willing to volunteer and share their big conference and lecture rooms as well as their marketing officers for promoting the event.
A volunteer Marketing Advisor
Organisations/Companies that are interested in providing projects for students to work on, especially in the area of Sciences such as Multimedia and Graphic arts, and Computer Science.
Click on Contribute to provide specific support on one of the above
Total Budget: $30,000