Your teachers will teach you content that is directly relevant to your internship work.
You'll collaborate with—instead of compete against—your classmates to produce work none of you could do alone.
Your teaching team will be avaiable throughout to support you with both subject matter and relationship management.
During the year, our education team recruits and vets companies for our internship partner network. These companies are chosen based on their ability to provide a project at the right level, and their ability to dedicate management time to provide you and your fellow students guidance during your time at the company. We work with our partner companies to design projects that match your class's curriculum so you're able to deliver high-impact work.
When you arrive at iX, your teaching team will introduce you to the available companies and project briefs. You'll be given an opportunity to research the companies, evaluate the briefs, and express your placement preferences. Because our partner network and curricula evolve from year to year, we can't release a list of partner companies and project briefs before your arrival. The companies shown in our marketing materials are those we've worked with in the past.
After you submit your preferences to your teachers during the program, your teachers will make the match. The matches are based on student preferences, but since it's unlikely that everyone will receive their top preference, teachers also take into account effort and performance in class, your demonstrated ability to be a good teammate, and company industry preferences.
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I landed a summer internship in software development, and I can credit most of that to my experience in Cape Town. Not only did I learn how to apply my coding skills in the real world, but I also learned a lot about myself: how to be confident and curious when I don’t always feel like a master.Read Kate's full blog post View Kate on LinkedIn
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During your three-week learning/internship blend, you will have the opportunity to apply and develop your skills in the real world by working on a project, with continued support from our teaching team.
In order to ensure strong integration of teaching and practical deliverables, a few hours a week will be spent in the classroom learning new concepts and reviewing progress against those deliverables. This provides an exciting opportunity to positively impact a company, with the support you need to ensure maximum success.
Internship projects are structured by our respective partner companies in close collaboration with your teaching teams to ensure that the skills you learn in the classroom are the skills you’ll need in the company where you’re placed. Projects may vary from company to company and from year to year, but they’re all designed to challenge our students and help them excel professionally.
Yes. Our 6-week blended learning program is designed in such a way that the course and practical component are entirely integrated throughout the 6 weeks. It is not possible to create value for a company without first having the skills taught in the classroom.
1. iX sources companiesDuring the year, our education team recruits and vets companies for our internship partner network. These companies are chosen based on their ability to provide a project at the right level, and their ability to dedicate management time to provide you and your fellow students guidance during your time at the company. We work with our partner companies to design projects that match your class's curriculum so you're able to deliver high-impact work.
2. You preference companies
When you arrive at iX, your teaching team will introduce you to the available companies and project brief. You'll be given an opportunity to research the companies, evaluate the project brief, and express your placement preferences. Because our partner network and curricula evolve from year to year, we can't release a list of partner companies and project briefs before your arrival. The companies shown in our marketing materials are those we've worked with in the past.
3. Your teachers match you *
After you submit your preferences to your teachers during the program, your teachers will make the match. The matches are based on student preferences, but since it's unlikely that everyone will receive their top preference, teachers also take into account effort and performance in class, your demonstrated ability to be a good teammate, and your company industry preferences.
* Please note the exact placement process may differ from course to course depending on the instructor.
We've partnered with over 130 companies globally, ranging from local startups, medium sized enterprises, international firms, and NGOs.
Company partners vary from year to year, course to course, and from city to city. Students are introduced to their internship companies in the first few days after their arrival at iXperience.
Students are expected to make use of the city's public transport or one of the many reliable ride-sharing services to get to their companies, unless otherwise stated. Internship transport costs are not included in the program fee.
Due to strict visa regulations and the innovative structure of our program, the internships are unpaid. The internship component of the program is highly curated by our Education Team to integrate seamlessly into your course, and the experience is designed to add immense value to your learning experience and resume.
Our students also have an unusually high level of involvement. Students are given a lot of responsibility - they're expected to use their new knowledge to produce real, tangible results from their projects. This kind of experience is absolutely invaluable.
iXperience is an investment in your future, above all else. It's not just about the work experience you get. It's also about integrating yourself into a global network of other driven, innovative young people, and developing a mentality that will continue to push you towards success long after you complete the iXperience program. This is why our alumni have gone on to work at the world's leading companies, many calling their time at iXperience pivotal to their success during recruitment.
As your experience is a learning/working blend, there will be constant communication channels available to all students. Mentors, teaching staff, and the iX team are all on hand, ready to help resolve any issues as they arise in a way that encourages growth and satisfaction for both students and partner companies.
We work closely with both the students and our partner companies to provide an immersive real-world experience. We value our partner relationships, and look to strengthen these bonds by trying to solve a problem rather than running away from it.
Due to the time limitation of the program, and because our partner companies structure projects accordingly, students are unable to switch placements halfway through.
Absolutely. This is what makes iXperience totally unique. During your internship, you’ll spend some time back in the classroom with your teaching team, ensuring that you’re able to meet your deliverables and that you continue building on the skills you acquired during your course.
Your working hours are dependent on your company and their operating principles. Some companies expect students to work in-office for the standard eight hours a day, while others encourage off-site work.
Starting a new work experience is a challenge in itself. The first couple of days are always hard when trying to find your feet in an unfamiliar environment.
Some of the challenges past students have faced are: receiving a lot of information to synthesize, having to learn new tools to get portions of your project done, receiving an open-ended project outline with little background information, minimal communication with your manager, and figuring out the best way to distribute the workload over such a short period.
Remember, challenges and constraints create the best learning experience. Knowing how to overcome challenges in the workplace makes you a more valuable employee and prepares you well to have a successful career.
The Education Team is devoted to supporting you through any challenges you may encounter to ensure you have the support needed to overcome your challenges.
Yes, practical projects will vary from company to company, according to their needs and client requests at the time.
This not only provides an exciting opportunity to positively impact a company by exercising what you have learned, but also to gain work experience in an area that interests you. We give you exposure to a variety of different companies, so you're sure to find work that aligns with your abilities, skill set and career goals.
To get the most value out of the internship experience, we require companies to structure projects around the relevant curriculum outline as well as the student outcomes/abilities document. This guarantees that projects match the skill sets of students, meet the desired project standards, and are completed on time.
That being said, this is the real world and every experience will be structured in a different way based on how the company operates.
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