1.1 Overview of SIWES
SIWES refers to the employment of students nearing under-graduation in forms and organizations, which operate on activities related to the respective student’s major subjects. The course, CIT 323 as offered in Bowen University is a compulsory subject offered by every computer science student in the second semester of the third academic year with the objective of enabling students to come in contact with real life applications regarding the knowledge and skills gained in both theoretical and practical courses of the university. The core courses of computer science offered by Bowen University are both theory and practical based and aid in providing a theoretical concept to the students so that they are equipped with sufficient knowledge for joining the work force after completion of the university. SIWES on the other hand helps the students familiarize themselves with the experience of being employed in their field and effectively learning and applying the knowledge required by carrying out their activities in the offices and fields.
1.2 Objectives of SIWES
The general objectives of SIWES are outlined as follows:
• Helping students break free from the theoretical world of textbooks and class courses and leap into the real world of applications of knowledge. • Enabling the students to effectively interact in a work environment within a hierarchy of employees. The efficiency in working in groups and under higher authorities is tested during this course. • Helping students to express dependability, initiative, resourcefulness and professionalism in the tasks they are assigned. • To evaluate the person’s ability to work under pressure, if required. • To enable students pick up skills from the experience and projects of other employees to apply in their own tasks.
ORIGIN OF THE REPORT
This report has been prepared as a requirement of the internship program. The report was based upon the IT department of...