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2013 Innovation of the Year Project Detail.


Westchester Community College

Student Internship Programs

Paul Siegel and John Watkins

Innovation Type:
Workforce Preparation and Development

Description:
WCC is lucky to have two faculty members dedicated to creating internship programs for our students: Paul Siegel and John Watkins. For eight weeks each summer, Siegel mentors a group of WCC students as they design and conduct a psychology experiment. Students gain experience in how research is done and present their results at professional conferences. Students have gone on from the program to medical school and doctoral programs. Watkins conducts an internship program called the AngelTech Project. Students assist (at no cost) non-profit organizations in the community with IT projects. Through the projects, students gain marketable experience. As an example of recent projects, students updated the website for a local adoption agency and tested Closed Captioning software for WCC’s Disability Accommodations Dept. Students attribute their success with finding jobs and passing professional exams to AngelTech. Both of these programs are cost-free: the professors volunteer their time.

How this project is being recognized:
undetermined

The criteria this project has met
Quality Efficiency Cost Effectiveness
Creativity Timeliness Replication
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