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The UT Austin Women in STEM (WiSTEM) Externship is a virtual learning experience for current and future STEM undergraduate students to gain career skills and earn digital badges or microcredentials during the winter or summer break. The WiSTEM Externship is designed to give you credentialed accomplishments for your resume, talking points for interviews, confidence in your professional skills, and training/knowledge/learning to advance your STEM skillset.

The WiSTEM Externship includes 2 learning plans for students to explore and complete:

1. WiSTEM Externship: STEM Career Success Skills
2. WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence and Semiconductors

See below for more details about each WiSTEM Externship Learning Plan.

WiSTEM Externship participants can complete one or both of the learning plans. A WiSTEM Externship Completion Badge will be awarded for each learning plan completed.

WiSTEM Externship: STEM Career Success Skills

Here’s what you can expect from the WiSTEM Externship: STEM Career Success Skills:

5 Learning Modules: The WiSTEM Externship: STEM Career Success Skills consists of a learning plan with five learning modules (short eLearning courses), each carefully designed to bolster your professional profile:
1. Explorations into Mindfulness
2. Design Thinking Practitioner
3. Data Science 101
4. Professional Skills
5. Job Application Essentials

IBM SkillsBuild Platform: The entire experience is facilitated through the IBM SkillsBuild platform. You will receive a digital badge (microcredential) via Credly upon completing each of the 5 learning modules within the WiSTEM Externship: STEM Career Success Skills learning plan.

Time Commitment: To earn the digital badge, you’ll need to dedicate approximately 25 hours to complete all the learning modules.

Completion Badge: By participating in this experience and completing all 5 learning modules within the WiSTEM Externship: STEM Career Success Skills learning plan, you’ll earn the WiSTEM Externship completion badge. This badge will enhance your resume and help you advance your career.

WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence & Semiconductors

Here’s what you can expect from the WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence & Semiconductors:

3 Learning Modules: The WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence & Semiconductors consists of a learning plan with three learning modules (short eLearning courses), each carefully designed to bolster your professional profile:
1. Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals
2. Agile Explorer
3. Semiconductor 101

IBM SkillsBuild Platform: The entire experience is facilitated through the IBM SkillsBuild platform. You will receive a digital badge (microcredential) via Credly upon completing each of the 3 learning modules within the WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence & Semiconductors learning plan.

Time Commitment: To earn the digital badge, you’ll need to dedicate approximately 18 hours to complete all the learning modules.

Completion Badge: By participating in this experience and completing all 3 learning modules within the WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence & Semiconductors learning plan, you’ll earn the WiSTEM Externship: Artificial Intelligence & Semiconductors completion badge. This badge will enhance your resume and help you advance your career.

Benefits:

-Valued at $500 but offered at no cost thanks to WiSTEM corporate partners!
-Self-paced & virtual experience for flexible learning.
-Build your resume with credentialed skills and digital badges.
-Advance your STEM skillset.
-Engage in participant-only opportunities such as corporate site visits or on-campus workshops.
-Gain priority access to STEM role model webinars, virtual and in-person corporate-led workshops and company site visits, and other career & externship-related programming.

Thank You to Summer 2024 Corporate Partners: presenting partner Intel; WiSTEM Collaborator 3M; WiSTEM Advocates Chevron, Dell Technologies, Engineering Information Foundation, Phillips 66, and Verizon; and WiSTEM Allies ExxonMobil; IBM, John Deere, and Microsoft

Texas WiSTEM Externship

 

Winter Externship Timeline

(for completion during winter break)

* Registration opens November 5
* Registration closes December 10
* Completion encouraged by January 15

Summer Externship Timeline

(for completion during summer break)

* Registration opens March 15
* Registration closes May 15
* Completion is encouraged by August 10

Thank You!

WiSTEM sends a special thank you shout out to Intel for supporting the WiSTEM Externship AI expansion.

Corporate Partnerships Available

Corporate partnerships available with skills-building workshop, site visit, and virtual role model engagement options. See the WiSTEM Externship corporate partner information for details.

Questions?