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In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, 我们的大学关系团队通过加强虚拟合作调整了我们在美国和加拿大的实习项目, learning and mentorship opportunities. In this two-part series, 我们将分享这个项目是如何为实习生提供宝贵经验的, even while participating remotely, and highlight what they learned over the course of the summer.

请告诉我有关大学关系团队的情况,以及AECOM实习项目是如何针对冠状病毒大流行进行调整的.

大学关系团队由遍布美国各地的多元化团队组成.S. that focuses on recruiting marketing and branding, 利用技术和新的应用程序来提高我们项目的效率和成功, 并创建实习和入门级规划和职业发展资源. 我们也有一个招聘团队,他们是不同领域/行业的专家,覆盖了整个北美地区.

在冠状病毒大流行开始时,办公室开始转向远程工作环境, 大学关系团队很快开始考虑如何在政府的建议下成功开展实习, mandates and regulations in place. 我们与整个企业的高管和领导进行了合作,以确认他们仍然能够维持对实习生的承诺, 绝大多数人热情地表示支持. 我们举办了虚拟培训和午餐,并从公司各个部门学习, and also had several “social” activities, including a performance by a comedian, a virtual scavenger hunt, and a geographic trivia game.

What are the goals of the program?

Our virtual internship program offers participants the opportunity to:

  • Learn about AECOM, our various lines of business, operating model, mission, values and our unique history​
  • 根据实习生的学习课程安排有意义的工作任务
  • 制定目标,并在实习结束时提供最终的绩效评估

Over the course of the program, 通过与同行和领导建立联系,以及对AECOM的业务目标有更深入的了解,实习生将获得真实行业的经验, the services and solutions we offer our clients, and the impacts our work has on local communities.

What is the duration of the program?

The formal program ran from June 8 to August 14. 有些实习生会留下来,希望很多实习生能在明年转为正式员工.

What does the virtual summer internship curriculum consist of?

The program is divided into four parts:

  • On the Job Experience
    • 我们根据实习生的学习课程安排工作任务
    • 我们要求实习生参与各种项目和客户要求
  • Knowledge Acquisition
    • Throughout the course of the internship, we’re continuously teaching the participants about AECOM, including the firm’s history, operations and clients.
    • In addition, we highlight the impact of the work that we do. For example, we explain how our company’s mission, vision, and values not only impact the communities in which we work, but also influence the firm’s bottom line.
  • Networking
    • 我们高度重视确保在这场前所未有的大流行期间支持实习生独特的情感和社会需求. 我们通过“在家工作”工具包提供了各种有用的资源, 通过虚拟社交活动和专用的内部平台与其他AECOM实习生建立联系.
  • Performance and Evaluation​
    • To help our interns get the most out of the program, 在项目开始时,我们与他们一起制定目标并提交给他们的经理. ​
    • At the completion of the program, 经理们完成了对每个实习生的评估,以评估他们的表现.

How are the interns and their assigned teams staying connected?

除了典型的远程工作方式——电子邮件、电话会议、信息平台等. -团队定期举办虚拟社交时间和午餐,并通过微软团队学习, 我们也有一个专门的内部数字员工小组来推动合作, and each intern had a mentor to guide them throughout the internship. 我们也鼓励实习生熟悉我们内部网的内部资源工具. 这让他们能够完全融入自己的团队和公司.

How many interns and employees/teams participated?

The University Relations team, 这是我们美国设计咨询服务和建筑管理人才招募团队的一部分, 与几位招聘经理和350多名实习生一起参加了我们在美国的虚拟实习项目.S. and Canada.

Aside from conducting the program digitally, 虚拟实习项目和现场实习项目的主要区别是什么?

Due to the impact of COVID-19, 我们设计了虚拟实习项目,重点放在项目的情感和社交网络部分. 对我们来说,在这个充满不确定性的时期,优先支持参与者的独特需求是非常重要的. Several components of the program included a remote-working kit, virtual social hours and lunch and learns, dedicated internal digital groups, and a virtual mentor throughout the duration of the program.

了解更多关于AECOM虚拟实习计划的未来,并直接听取我们的实习生关于他们从该计划中获得了什么, read the second part of this blog series.

Originally published Aug 27, 2020

Author: AECOM Editors