SAP’s Annual Orientation for High School Students Presented by the CoE
SAP is happy to announce its annual summer orientation session for high school upperclassmen interested in math and computer science. Created by SAP’s Center of Expertise (CoE) in North America in collaboration with Drexel University, the Professional Orientation is an annual, weeklong summer program that provides students with the chance to visit SAP at its headquarters in Newtown Square, learn about its many technologies, and receive educational and career guidance from seasoned professionals in the IT industry. Students who are chosen for the program will attend daily, interactive sessions on a variety of topics, including coding, data analytics, and SAP approaches to problem solving. These sessions, which are taught by SAP employees, give students the opportunity to ask questions and engage with successful individuals in the field of computer science.
“Visiting SAP was an amazing experience. I learned so much about the company by observing the given presentations, and I really enjoyed the tour of the facility. We were grouped into teams to complete a short-term project – create a simple graph displaying current temperature. I was introduced to HeidiSQL (a MySQL client I wasn’t previously familiar with) and learned how to update data in real time. The staff was knowledgeable, friendly, and amazingly helpful. I gained a lot from their vast workplace experience and could apply it to our project. I enjoyed my brief time with SAP. Although I am only going into my sophomore year of high school, I hope that there may be a position waiting for me at SAP in the future.”
-Braiden Psiuk, Technical College High School
The 2015 SAP Professional Orientation Cohort with Intern/Mentors Matt Powers, Yash Palkhiwala, and Matt Olack.
SAP understands that for all students, the end of high school is a crossroads, a time when they must choose a direction for their education and career. SAP’s involvement at this important juncture will ensure that students who are passionate about computer science will receive the guidance necessary to make informed decisions about their future.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and high school transcript to Megan Rech. Reference letters are also welcome, but not required. Ideal candidates will have a strong interest in STEM and a desire to pursue further study and/or a career in a STEM-related field.