WOW Evaluation - Learning 2013

 
The Hiatt Career Center is eager to know about your internship experience and the effectiveness of the WOW program. This evaluation will help us to learn about the nature of your internship and to enhance the program for future participants.

Please take your time answering the questions below. Be honest in your responses - there is absolutely no "penalty" for not achieving everything you set out to do or for identifying negative aspects of your experience. Hiatt understands that the world of work is a journey, not a destination. Likewise, this information is anonymous and will be used to evaluate our internal processes.
In this section, we are asking for data concerning you and your organization so that we may compare student learning across a variety of variables. You may notice a repetition of some questions from your evaluation of internship - while that data concerns all of Brandeis, this data pertains only to WOW Fellows.
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1. Please provide the following information:
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2. Gender or Gender Expression:
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3. Graduation:
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4. Through which program were you funded?
This section has two parts - first, you will provide an indication of your abilities in a number of areas BEFORE your internship, and then your sense of growth in these abilities AFTER your internship. If your internship did not give you an opportunity for learning in a particular area, you might assign the same number to the question(s) in both parts. You will have a chance to explain why you did or did not grow in certain areas.
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5. Please rate your skills, knowledge, or ability in the competency areas outlined below BEFORE you started your internship.
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Sense of your career skills, interests, and values
Communicate well orally and in writing
Quantitative skills
Ability to synthesize and integrate ideas and information
Skills and knowledge needed for success in chosen field
Problem-solving skills, effective reasoning, and decision-making
Capacity to relate classroom knowledge and find solutions to problems presented in a work environment
Strong work ethic
Presence of a mentor in chosen field
Extent of professional network
Ability to work with people different from self; capacity to work within team
Maintain personal health and wellness
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6. Please rate your skills, knowledge, or ability in the competency areas outlined below AFTER you finished your internship.
LowMediumHigh
Sense of your career skills, interests, and values
Communicate well orally and in writing
Quantitative skills
Ability to synthesize and integrate ideas and information
Skills and knowledge needed for success in chosen field
Problem-solving skills, effective reasoning, and decision-making
Capacity to relate classroom knowledge and find solutions to problems presented in a work environment
Strong work ethic
Presence of a mentor in chosen field
Extent of professional network
Ability to work with people different from self; capacity to work within team
Maintain personal health and wellness
Pick two competency areas from the list above in which you feel that you learned or progressed the MOST during your internship. Please identify the competencies and provide specific examples from your internship experience.

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7. Please choose a competency and provide examples of growth in that area.
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8. Please choose a competency and provide examples of growth in that area.
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9. Pick a competency area from the list in which you feel that you learned or progressed the LEAST during your internship. Please identify the competency and provide an explanation as to why you did not experience growth. For example, this may be due to your already advanced knowledge, an internship where that area was not applicable, etc.
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10. Please comment on your internship goals laid out in your WOW application (i.e. career, academic, and personal goals). To what extent do you agree with the following:
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I have reached the summer goals I identified in my WOW application.
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11. Please comment on your next steps after the internship. To what extent do you agree with the following:
Strongly AgreeAgreeDisagreeStrongly DisagreeN/A
I have created, or plan to create, an internship portfolio of tangible accomplishments.
I am confident that my internship experience will be effective for future job searches.
This internship was my first professional experience in this career field.
This experience has solidified my choice to pursue this career field and find a "meaningful professional future."
After this experience, I am undecided whether to pursue this career field, or I plan to pursue another field.
I plan on incorporating or 'bringing back' my experience this year at Brandeis (taking relevant classes, participating in relevant clubs, presenting at symposia, other).
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12. Please comment on Hiatt's assistance in this process. To what extent do you agree with the following:
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Without the WOW funding, I would not have been able to pursue this internship.
The program's requirement to articulate goals for the internship resulted in a more focused and productive experience for me.
My check-ins with my Hiatt Liaison were helpful.
13. Any advice for future WOW applicants?
14. Please feel free to provide any general comments about the program or helpful suggestions for the future.