Work Experience & Internships
Real-world experience gives our students an extra boost. It’s not just for their resumé. Or for their college applications. The confidence, interest and additional skills they gain builds an important foundation for their futures. And it all happens here. At TKS.
There are plenty of opportunities to get involved.
WISE 2022 Summer Program is a collaboration of Community Life, TKS, and the Office of the Provost. This four-week summer internship program is open to children of KAUST residents. This includes TKS students in Grades 10-12, and children of KAUST residents who are studying at another High School or as an undergraduate at a University – aged 25 and under.
For more information, follow this link.
Through our relationship with our friends at KAUST, our students get real-world input into their research projects and IB extended essays. The University always welcomes TKS students. It’s a great opportunity for them to spend time in the labs. And they benefit from the expert mentorship of university and post-doctoral students, research scientists and faculty.
Human cell tissue techniques, the Leidenfrost effect, the effects of hydrophobic sand on plant growth, and photosynthetic efficiency. They’re just some of the areas of research our students are investigating with KAUST.
I worked with the IT Security Department to raise awareness about possible cybersecurity risks. This took the form of presentations, advertisements, and videos. It helped supplement my learning because I am interested in the world of computers. It also enriched my work experience which is particularly important when applying to universities. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet people whom I otherwise might have not met.
We’re delighted to have welcomed representatives from dozens of universities around the world to TKS in 2022. Additionally, we have also been able to tap into the graduate and doctoral university student talent at KAUST, who have served as representatives of their recent alma maters. After connecting KAUST students to the admissions office of their alma mater for training, they were prepared to discuss key details with our students; such as programs of study, admissions requirements, financial aid, and campus life.
This fair was offered to our 280 High School students and was attended by representatives of 13 international universities from four different countries. The UK was represented by the University of Glasgow, Canada by the University of British Columbia, Australia by the University of Western Australia, and the United States of America by institutions such as Cornell University, Georgia Institute of Technology, and the Purdue University. Our students gained valuable insight into the academic opportunities, campus environment and student life at each of these universities.
University Admissions Report
Last year was another huge success for our graduating year. Our Class of 2022 students were accepted into 23 of the world’s 100 top-ranked universities and have gone on to attend university in 13 different countries. We’re so proud of the achievements of all our graduates and wish them the best for the exciting next stage in their lives.
You can read more about what our graduates did next in our annual University Admissions Report.