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  • Be active, enthusiastic, motivated, and energetic. Work hard. Be pro-active. Do not wait for somebody to tell you what to do. Go for Quality work: Do not forget that simple tasks such as installing software, changing the toner of a printer, or supporting users are not full-time duties of a computer engineer. ….. Consider extending beyond the 20 days, to gain greater benefit from the summer training
  • It999 seminar 2012

    1. 1. SUMMER TRAINING (IT 999) ORIENTATION Department of Information Technology College of Computer and Information Sciences King Saud University 11 February 2012 Committee Members: Dr. Hend Alkhalifa (Head) Dr. Afshan Jafri Dr. Mona AlRazgan
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Before summer training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Benefits and Goals of summer training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expectations from summer training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to choose a summer training place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Criteria for a good place/company for summer training </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Paperwork </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Forms required </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Schedule of deadlines </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Outline (contd) <ul><li>During summer training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and organization </li></ul></ul><ul><li>After summer training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reports and Evaluations </li></ul></ul>
    4. 4. Description for IT499 <ul><li>A student works in an IT center of a government or private sector on a technical task (not administrative) </li></ul><ul><li>A student has to spend at least 8 weeks in an approved training location full-time </li></ul><ul><li>A student is NOT allowed to register in any other summer course while she is doing her training </li></ul><ul><li>A student conducts her practical training during the last summer prior to her graduation </li></ul><ul><li>A student is required to complete 90 credit hours to register for the practical training </li></ul><ul><li>A student can either </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Compete for the training locations provided by the IT department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>OR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify the training location on her own </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. Position Allocation Requirements <ul><li>IT positions offered by the IT department: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A student should have a GPA of 4.0 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A student should have a grade of 5.5 in IELTS or equivalent English qualifications. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Training position brought by student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A student cannot bring a training position from the same place as the ones offered by the IT department </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Benefits and Goals <ul><li>During the summer training: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>You learn about work outside of universities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You learn company environment and organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You learn what kind of projects are done in companies or government institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You get opportunity to improve your communication skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You get familiar with new tools and development facilities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You obtain the chance to work in a professional team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You collaborate with people from other disciplines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This helps you to make a career selection </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. Benefits and Goals <ul><li>You get opportunity to link real world problems to your university education </li></ul>University Education Real World Problems Summer Training Information Technology Curriculum Software related Hardware related Configuration related Administrative Management related … .
    9. 9. Benefits and Goals <ul><li>You get out-of-university contacts and references </li></ul>a Good Job Summer training University Education Your skills, abilities, knowledge, and attitude Summer training can be another step that helps you to get a good Job after graduation.
    10. 10. Benefits and Goals Excellent work; Good Quality Output Project Team Good Communication
    11. 11. What we expect from students and summer training? <ul><li>Obtain a good subset of the listed benefits and achieve the listed goals </li></ul><ul><li>See Information Technology discipline in action </li></ul><ul><li>Apply what you learned in a real work environment </li></ul>
    12. 12. What we expect from students and summer training? <ul><li>We expect you to learn professional work ethics </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Seriousness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dedication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Being honest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Producing high quality work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Punctuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Meeting deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enthusiasm </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>… </li></ul></ul>
    13. 13. Criteria to select a company <ul><li>The following are requirements from a company where training will be done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The department must work on information technology applications and/or systems, such as software/hardware design/development/testing. </li></ul></ul>
    14. 14. Criteria to select a company <ul><li>The following are recommended requirements for a company to be selected as the training place </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Your supervisor has a background in computing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You should be able to work in a multi-disciplinary team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The company/institution should use contemporary tools and techniques </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The company/institution should work on projects that have local or global impact </li></ul></ul>
    15. 15. Paperwork and Schedule
    16. 16. Paperwork
    17. 17. Schedule of Deadlines <ul><li>First Batch (Announced Places KSU-List): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Last day to apply is 8 th February ( deadline is over ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee meets on 13 th and 14 th February </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Results will be announced on 22 nd February </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If student’s application does not accepted then she can apply to the second batch </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Second Batch: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student finds her own company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Submit the request on 7 th April </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Result will be announced on 21 st April </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Third Batch (Final Chance): </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Student looks for another company until 2 nd May </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Result will be announced on 23 rd May </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Outline <ul><li>During Summer Training </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Planning and Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good Attitude </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Teamwork, collaboration </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start the Report </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Planning and Organization <ul><li>Goals  Weekly Goals  Daily Goals </li></ul><ul><li>Plan time accordingly </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a 'Notebook' </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Electronic (or paper) document to write things in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep a daily/weekly record of your progress </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Experiments/efforts you tried </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things learned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Goals, plans, do-lists </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>People, contact info </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources, references, links </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Maintain Good Attitude <ul><li>Positive </li></ul><ul><li>Learner </li></ul><ul><li>Initiator </li></ul><ul><li>Diligent/punctual/regular </li></ul><ul><li>Quality work: ask for it, produce it </li></ul><ul><li>Be a good listener, ask questions </li></ul><ul><li>Be open, curious about the organization: LOOK, LISTEN, ASK, LEARN </li></ul>
    22. 22. Summary <ul><li>DO plan and manage your time </li></ul><ul><li>DO set goals, and record your progress </li></ul><ul><li>DO keep a 'notebook' </li></ul><ul><li>DO make relationships, build a network </li></ul><ul><li>DO keep a good attitude </li></ul><ul><li>GO for high quality in all what you do </li></ul><ul><li>Start your report </li></ul>
    24. 24. Outline <ul><li>Summer training report </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Content and organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Style and formatting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Evaluation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Report style and content </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of work done </li></ul></ul>
    25. 25. Summer Training Report: Content <ul><li>Dividing the report into sections and logical parts </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Abstract </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduction </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Company information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Appendix (optional) </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Summer Training Report: Content <ul><li>Abstract </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Brief information about </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where you have done your training </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you have done </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>What you have learned </li></ul></ul></ul>
    27. 27. Summer Training Report: Content <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides a smooth beginning to the document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Introduces the company, department, focus areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Describes your motivation for choosing that company </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Company information </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Company </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Department </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus and project areas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware/software systems and resources </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Summer Training Report: Content <ul><li>Work done </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed description of your work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Design methods learned and used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Algorithms/pseudo-code developed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware/software environments used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation methods learned and used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Testing methods learned and used </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State your own contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not forget that reader may not be familiar with the topic </li></ul></ul>
    29. 29. Summer Training Report: Content <ul><li>Conclusions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize the work done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State your contribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize what you have learned, experienced, and acquired </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relate these to what you have learned at IT department in King Saud University </li></ul></ul>
    30. 30. Summer Training Report: Content <ul><li>Things to remember: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not copy and paste information from other documents. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Properly quote or paraphrase information borrowed from other sources and cite them at the end of your report. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be correct, consistent and complete. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>See this as an opportunity for improving your written communication skills. </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. Summer Training Report: Style <ul><li>Follow the guidelines and be consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Section numbering and titles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Figures/tables: numbering, captions, referring to them from text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References to other sources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Source code </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spell check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Page numbers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Binding </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. Evaluation Process <ul><li>Submit your reports by the deadline announced on the practical training blog. </li></ul><ul><li>Your reports will be evaluated based on: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Quality of work done </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Report style and content </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Faculty members evaluating your report are asked questions about: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The work place </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Quality of the work place </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Evaluation by the employer </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>- Evaluation of the report </li></ul></ul></ul>