Polytechnic geeks ace speed dating

Posted on September 23, 2010

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Last night 22 of our students met with 14 of the city’s IT firms in a bid to secure much sought after summer internships.

This is a perfect win-win-win. Last year 24 students from Polytechnic and University got internships and 17 of these resulted in paid jobs at the end of the programme. The DCC’s Economic development unit calculates the value to the city GDP at $805,000.

We put a put a lot of effort into preparing students for the internships and it shows. As I walked around taking photos  (flickr set), I saw well dressed, confident young men and women talking knowledgeably about their skills and the opportunity of working with the respective companies.

Makes me very proud – well done everyone.

ODT preview of event.

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