iHub By Rachel Gichinga / February 24, 2014
Introducing the new Intel Student Partners 2014!
We’re very pleased to announce this year’s cohort of Intel Student Partners! This is an extremely talented group of university students picked from 5 universities across Kenya, who will be running Intel activities on their campuses over the course of the year. This program is designed to enable students at leading universities across the country to have the opportunity to work closely with Intel and understand our latest technologies. The program is for students who realize the best technology careers come to those who chase their dreams.
The Intel Student Partners were chosen via a rigorous selection process that saw close to 250 students applying from 28 universities across Kenya, from which 26 students were shortlisted for in-person interviews, and the final 10 were selected. They will be representing Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology (JKUAT), Kenyatta University, Strathmore University, Moi University, and Maseno University.
Intel will be working with these Student Partners to bring technical training, news about cool devices and services on offer, incredible connections, and a deeper understanding of how best university developers can capitalize on Intel Architecture to build amazing, efficient apps. Through the events that the Intel Student Partners brings to universities, students have access to sneak peeks at development tools and industry-defining software applications.
Look out for events that will be happening on your campuses, and don’t hesitate to let your Intel Student Partner know if there’s anything in particular you’d like to see.
Congratulations to the Student Partners!
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pinya at 17:46:04PM Monday, February 24, 2014
congrats odede u r big in masenoReply
Isaac at 16:25:16PM Tuesday, February 25, 2014
Congratulations! Looking forward to working with them closelyReply
katieno at 13:17:00PM Thursday, February 27, 2014
Andre Thomas at 10:34:09AM Monday, March 3, 2014
The process seems discriminative. They must have selected the universities with an interest. Many Universities which are embracing Technology have been left out which would have been their right target audience. Universities like African Nazarene, CUEA, Kabarak are among the best in Adopting Technology. It wasn’t a thorough process, they should go back to the drawing board of their research and stop showing Kenyan students that Public Universities are the best. Equality is very important to promote education in kenya. Outreach should target all schoolsReply
Rachel Gichinga at 14:47:31PM Monday, March 3, 2014
Thanks for your feedback. As mentioned in the post, students from 28 universities applied, and those who had the best applications were selected from a competitive process that involved both written and in-person interviews. There’s no shutting out of private schools – Strathmore, which is a private university, is one of the universities with which we are working. With only 10 slots available it was unfortunately impossible to accommodate every single applicant. I hope this helps clarify the situation, and please do apply for next year’s intake if you’re eligible.Reply
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