“Increasing Student Portfolio Opportunities, Embracing Student Affairs Values, Enhancing Divisional IT Services & Recognizing a Foreign Consular Office Representative Visit to SAITS”
Embracing and actualizing the Student Affairs Divisional values of . . .
- STUDENT SUCCESS AND WELL-BEING
- A SUPPORTIVE AND INCLUSIVE COMMUNITY
- PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
- LEADERSHIP; and
… and through building collaborative partnerships and relationships with numerous UWM schools & colleges, administrative units, and the innovations community, we are enhancing IT Services to the Division through student-centric and academically-rigorous internships in Student Affairs IT Services (SAITS). We are excited to share that we are approved to supervise students at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level. To our delight, while hosting two international students, we had the privilege of providing a foreign consular office representative a tour of SAITS.
Providing mentorship and supervisory oversight by full-time staff, our interns are assisting on a number of strategic Divisional projects. Having a strong academic to career transition component to our internships, we provide multiple IT specific concentration areas for the intern students to select and to study within. Pairing this skill-set and study path tactically and proactively with the IT needs of the Division creates a win-win for our interns and the Division. This experiencing is affording our interns real-world and resume-portfolio building experience while we enhance IT Services to the Division.
We are delighted to share from a recent SAITS intern-alumni survey that we were given overwhelming approval and appreciation of their internship experience with us. One former SAITS intern wrote: “The internship was a great experience for me. I grew as a professional and as a person!” A current intern shared, “My internship experience has been extremely beneficial. The entire staff has been very focused on helping me enhance skills that are very relevant in the real world.” And a prior intern commented “My internship was important to learn new IT trends, to apply my knowledge to real IT problems and to have contact with other IT professionals.”
Providing quality, timely, strategic and customer-centered IT services to the Division and mentoring UWM students are priorities we embrace in SAITS.