Podium Education's Global Tech Experience To Scale To Over 50 Universities Boosting Access to Early Career Experience
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Collaborating with Intel and charity: water, the for-credit program will reach over one million undergrads this back-to-campus season
The programs which debuted to 1,500 students over the summer feature a focus on actual business challenges including Intel's sustainability efforts and charity: water's goal to activate new audiences. Using both modern learning design and high-quality production, students are placed into context as a team member of Intel or charity: water. The students learn about the organizational goals directly from leadership in a series of stakeholder meetings and are then tasked with solving a real-world challenge. Each project is created from the perspective of a new intern, creating an authentic work experience for students but at a scale never before possible. Participating students build in-demand skills in areas like Python and Tableau, earn credits and receive a digital certification.
"Through our work with The Global Tech Experience, we are providing students with unique opportunities to gain valuable work experience," said
Gallup recently reported only 4 in 10 undergrads complete an internship, with the rate of participation even lower among first-generation college students, at 27 percent. The lack of access to internships fueled the development of this new, more scalable model that enables students to get invaluable experience with organizations such as Intel. GTX is a fully online project-based experience that enables undergraduates from all backgrounds and majors to explore in-demand fields while working alongside peers from more than 50 countries. This fall, the program will offer its online internship-like program to higher education institutions including top-tier research and elite universities, public land grants, regional state and private colleges nationwide.
There are over 14 million undergrads enrolled in college in the
"The research underscores that early career experiences need to evolve and we can't limit ourselves to traditional internships that are not accessible or scalable," said
"Before this experience, I didn't really understand how data analytics applied in the real world. But after the Intel sustainability project, I see that data analysis and working in complex working groups can have a huge influence on corporate decision-making and my own ability to make an impact on the world," said
For more information about The Global Tech Experience with Intel, charity: water and Podium's other partners, please visit: https://podiumeducation.com/gtx
About Podium Education
Founded in 2019, Podium Education is the leading experiential education company. Podium supercharges the undergraduate degree through real-world, project-based experiences that bridge the gap from college to career. Over 50 of the largest and most well-recognized US universities have partnered with Podium to make The Global Tech Experience, Podium's flagship program, available to one million undergraduate students. The Global Tech Experience enables students from all backgrounds and majors explore the in-demand fields of digital marketing, coding, and data analytics through co-designed projects with top organizations like Intel, charity: water, and more. Visit https://podiumeducation.com/gtx and LinkedIn to learn more.
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