DBIS Organizes BOGY Internship for Pupils

Ulm University

How does the daily business of computer scientists and software engineers look like and what are their professional activities? Which industries actually need graduates of these study programs and what are the qualifications a student needs to show for an employment? How do the Computer Science Bachelor and Master programs look like at Ulm University? In the scope of a one-week BOGY internship, three pupils of the Humboldt-Gymnasium – Christoph, Samuel and Andrej - went further into those and many other interesting questions. During their internship, they had been supervised by the entire DBIS team under the coordination of Marc Schickler.

In their internship, the pupils got exciting insights into current Computer Science topics and DBIS research projects. They toched data glasses, eyetrackers, and IT-enabled weather stations. Furthermore, they dealt with mobile app development, business process modeling and automation, and online platforms for medical therapies. Artifical intelligence, machine learning, programming, serious games, and software technology were other topics addressed in the internship. Finally, the pupils participated in a software experiment.

Background: The internship of Christoph, Samuel and Andrej is part of the career guidance (called BOGY) taking place at German high schools. BOGY is supposed to help pupils in getting insights into different occupations, studies, apprenticeships as well as their conditions of admission. Pupils can become aware about their wishes, skills, talents, and goals regarding their professional career.