Six AUIS students, who are among the first students enrolled in the University's Department of Engineering, participated in an internship program provided by Korek Engineering System (KES). KES specializes in cost effective engineering solutions and the development of products for industrial plants, electricity, and oil and gas companies.
The internship program included workshops and training programs, which were focused on the production of prototypes for a computer-based control system for the Grand Millennium Hotel in Sulaimani.
At the end of the program, the students gave presentations on their final project to KES managers, AUIS engineering faculty members, and representatives of local companies.
The students noted that many of those that attended would like to remain engaged with the students and their project. “Some of the company representatives that offered to extend their assistance to improve our ideas and researches,” said Shiraz Jalal, one of the AUIS engineering students who participated in the internship program, “as well as offering to supervise our capstone engineering project in the future.”
Also attending the presentations was Professor Haydar Abdul-Razaq, a member of the AUIS faculty. He pointed out that the internship program was very competitive and only the students with the highest GPA were selected. “For the students that were selected, “Abul-Razaq said, “it was a great honor to be selected to participate in this program.”
AUIS Professor Norman Armendariz, also attended the presentation and said that the students were great representatives for the University. “KES employees were quite impressed with the interns for being very quick to pick up and learn new things,” Armendariz said. “KES is now considering building a long-term relationship with AUIS to provide a regular internship program for the University’s engineering students.”