Student Success Intern

Activity

The Student Success Internship provides students with the opportunity to work on a project related to student engagement. Past projects have included developing the Student Success web page and coordinating the UC Diversity Week event. This is a paid internship for eight hours per week for a Semester. Interns are also required to write a reflective statement about what they have learned, and create a student profile for the Student Success database.

Hours involved in the activity

Up to 3 modules of 12 hours each.

Every 12 hours of participation in an activity is equal to one intersection point (12 hours = 1 intersection point).
For this activity you can claim a maximum of 3 learning and development outcomes.

Application information

There are limited numbers of Student Success Internships available each year. To increase your chance of being selected for a place in the scheme please include information about your area of study, career aspirations and skills in your application. The Activity Validator will contact you to confirm receipt of your application and provide an indication of waitlist timeframes.

Contact

Rose Reynolds
Project Coordinator
Room 130
Alice Candy House
Email: rose.reynolds@canterbury.ac.nz

Work readiness skill/ Graduate attribute

By actively engaging in this activity, you can claim against the pre-determined intersection points detailed below. You should reflect on your experience and select the WRS/GA intersection point(s) that best represents your learning outcome.

  • A1 - Communication - Student Success Interns will develop an understanding of how to write messages for the UC community that demonstrate bicultural awareness and sensitivity. 
  • A4 - Learning - Student Success Interns will develop enthusiasm for learning and understanding the bicultural nature of UC and New Zealand. They will also learn how to apply this knowledge to student engagement.
  • A9 - Technology - Student Success Interns can use a variety of social media, communications, presentations and website content technologies to create content informing students of upcoming events with respect to biculturalism.
  • B1 - Communication - Student Success Interns will learn how to engage with UC staff and students, in particular by writing content for UC websites and student blogs. This content will contribute to a positive experience for the UC community.
  • B2 - Initiative and enterprise - Student Success Interns will be able to develop new and creative ways to communicate with members of the UC community, in particular how to engage their attention in a busy media environment.
  • B4 - Learning - Student Success Interns will learn to view their community in different ways as they move from being UC students to UC staff.
  • B5 - Planning and organising - Student Success Interns will learn to develop detailed communication plans as part of their events and projects.
  • B9 - Technology - Student Success Interns can use a variety of social media, communications, presentations and website content technologies to carry out projects and inform students of upcoming events.
  • C1 - Communication - Student Success Interns will be able to communicate academic language clearly to particular audiences in the UC community.
  • C5 - Problem solving - Student Success Interns can develop communications plans as part of their organisation of projects and events.
  • C7 - Self-management - Student Success Interns will be able to organise their own work and time within projects.
  • C9 - Technology - Student Success Interns will be able to communicate academic language clearly to particular audiences in the UC community.
  • D1 - Communication - Student Success Interns will complete research into how tertiary institutions around the world understand the student experience and communicate their findings through reports and info-graphics.
  • D2 - Initiative and enterprise - Student Success Interns will complete research into how tertiary institutions around the world understand the student experience and apply this knowledge to the development of innovative student engagement programs.
  • D4 - Learning - Student Success Interns will learn from examples how overseas tertiary institutions engage their students through events and experiences and communicate their findings through reports and info-graphics to apply this to their own projects.
  • D9 - Technology - Student Success Interns can use a variety of social media, communications, presentations and website content technologies to create content informing students of upcoming events with respect to language and cultural diversity.
Matrix intersection points for Student Success Intern (highlighted in grey)
Co-curricular Record (CCR)

UC Graduate Attributes (GAs)

Bicultural Competence & Confidence Community Engagement Employability Innovation & Enterprise Global Awareness
Work Readiness Skills (WRS) Communication A1 B1 C1 D1
Initiative and enterprise A2 B2 C2 D2
Leadership A3 B3 C3 D3
Learning A4 B4 C4 D4
Planning and organising A5 B5 C5 D5
Problem solving A6 B6 C6 D6
Self-management A7 B7 C7 D7
Teamwork A8 B8 C8 D8
Technology A9 B9 C9 D9

CCR criteria

  • UCSA affiliated
  • Not an academic prerequisite
  • Not for academic credit