BGI Ethiopia launches BGI XP Internship Program

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On the 20th of October, 2020, BGI Ethiopia had signed a memorandum of understanding with Addis Ababa University, to implement the BGI XP internship Program. Accordingly, actions were taken. BGI Ethiopia introduced the program to the students at the 6kilo campus and explained BGI XP’s nature and the requirements set to participate in the program.
As the growth and scope of BGI Ethiopia increase rapidly and changes frequently, the institute is advancing with the development of new technologies and strategies to match its pace and do well with the changes.
BGI XP is the result of one of these endeavors. The objective of the project is to allow students to build their future careers in the institute. To help students build relationships with professionals and staff at different levels, gain valuable experience in teamwork, acquire problem-solving skills and learn the basic ways of effectively communicating in the workplace, which is essential to get employed. The program was developed based on the belief that it is a necessity rather than a choice to stay active and proficient in today’s job competition.
Through this program, BGI Ethiopia believes that it will create talented young professionals who are respectful of the institution’s values, have a good understanding of the organization’s work culture, multi-faceted business interests, and passionate about working towards positively changing the company. Registering within the institution’s deadline is required of students who wish to participate in this internship program, which is followed by various assessments. Passing through these assessments increases students’ confidence. During their internship, students will find real-life experiences and opportunities related to their careers. Ultimately, gaining the ability to decide their future.
The BGI Ethiopia Internship Program is held for two months in the summer, involving students from 1st to 3rd or 4th-year university students. Students who have been selected to participate in this internship program will receive a stipend from the institution during the internship months.