Where and when do I post my self-assessment?
- Self-assessments are due by end of day Tuesday.
- 1st self-assessment: Each team member creates a topic in this category: Self-Assessments (uncategorized) - STEM-Away®. Note: Interns in the modular-internship program- please use this category.
- You can use any topic title. You can just say self-assessment or you can be as creative as you want.
- Upload the URL of your self-assessment to your dashboard. Use the direct link sent to you. Or visit internships.stemaway.com and login using the email you shared in your application form.
- Subsequent self-assessments are added as replies to the created topic.
This topic evolves into the STEM-Away Virtual-Internship Certificate. Put in their best efforts!
What do I cover in a self-assessment?
This format is used in several companies and helps to track progress and set goals for the next sprint.
- Concise overview of things learned. Break it up into Technical Area, Tools, Soft Skills
- Three achievement highlights
- Goals for the upcoming week.
- Detailed statement of tasks done. State each task, hurdles faced if any and how you solved the hurdle.
What tags should I use for the self-assessment topic?
Tags are used to represent skills on the STEM-Away platform. All STEM-Away tools (hiring, career recommendations, networking etc) are developed around tags.
Since the self-assessment covers the whole internship, you should pick the top 5 skills that you wish to highlight. There is a limit of 5 tags per topic. You can use Project Challenges and other categories to showcase all the work you have done.
From my address to students during the winter pre-training sprint (Dec 2020-Feb 2021)
I know it is a new concept for all of you and may seem intimidating and/or unexciting. It is however an important part of the selection process for the internships, the virtual-internships themselves, and your future careers.
And believe it or not, you will start enjoying writing the self-assessments You are about to embark upon an intense journey, the self-assessments will give you a sense of satisfaction about your achievements and also help you plan ahead.
There is always a delay between the time I wish to write a post and when I actually get to do so. I had wanted to write this note when I saw a couple of good self-assessments - Aryan and Hannah. Three things they got right:
- There is a personal touch, their self-assessments include a bit of a story.
- The write-up is concise.
- Presentation (formatting, arrangement of sections) is very well done.