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Excel as a professional.

Apply your skills in the real world, gain international practical experience, and get the edge you need.

Tangible deliverables in 1 summer.

We'll provide daily support to empower you to generate real-world value in a professional environment—and bolster your resume.
Invictus

Pascha Hao

iX Full Stack Coding
Interned at Invictus Capital

"Working at Invictus Capital was both challenging and exciting. I worked on a withdrawal smart contract that will ultimately allow people to interact with the blockchain in a different way. I learned so much in just a week and adjusted to the self motivated structure well."

Brookwoodcapital

Rohan Kerr

iX Product Management
Interned at Feastfox

"Using state-of-the-art technology we had the vital responsibility of relaying consumer feedback directly to the executive team at Feastfox, helping to prioritize new features and identify opportunities for growth. The nimble and close-knit culture at Feastfox was an awesome fit!"

Soundcloud

Camryn Okere

iX Digital Design
Interned at SoundCloud

"The working environment was extremely young, driven, and collaborative. Once a week, the teams came together to share their work and see how the product and our projects progressed on a large scale. Everyone was also really concerned about us having a good experience."

Our company partners.

We've partnered with 100+ companies, ranging from startups to international firms.

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A machine learning consulting firm focused on AI for manufacturing, using data and vision systems to eliminate defects and scrap completely.

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A global Fortune 500 company whose subsidiaries provide insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services globally.

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A data and drone company that uses aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to optimise crop performance for farmers.

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A multi-billion euro healthcare company that manages over a dozen public and private hospitals in Portugal.

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One of the largest independent and full-service marketing agencies in Portugal.

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A well-known online audio distribution platform that enables its users to upload, record, promote, and share their originally-created sounds.

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A global tech consultancy that's been operating for over 100 years, with 120 branches worldwide, 12,000 employees, and a two billion Euro turnover.

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Next Big Thing is an Internet of Thing (IoT) company, offering a complete framework for the acceleration of IoT ventures.

Success after iX.

Oscar wang

Oscar

Developer at Uber

iXperience Class of 2015
Duke University Class of 2016
Kate ernst

Kate

Developer at Apple

iXperience Class of 2015
Univ. of Michigan Class of 2017
Alex tenn

Alex

Analyst at Blackrock

iXperience Class of 2014
Yale University Class of 2016

Other alumni are at:

Our alumni are at:

Inesha
Analyst at BCG

Harvard '15, iX '14

Aryan
Engineer at Google

Brown '16, iX '15

Alex
Analyst at McKinsey

UVa '16, iX '14

Phoebe
Analyst at Ernst & Young

Princeton '16, iX '15

Sabra
Analyst at Morgan Stanley

Stanford '16, iX '14

Vera
Data Infrastructure at Apple

Duke '17, iX '16

Hassan
FSO Advisor at Ernst & Young

Wake Forest '16, iX '16

Matthew
Digital Analyst at Accenture

Notre Dame '16, iX '16

Practical Experience FAQ

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What will I be doing during the practical experience component?

During your four-week learning/practical experience blend, you will have the opportunity to apply and develop your skills in the real world by working on a project, with continued support from our teaching team.

In order to ensure strong integration of teaching and practical deliverables, two days a week will be spent in the classroom learning new concepts and reviewing progress against those deliverables. This provides an exciting opportunity to positively impact a company, with the support you need to ensure maximum success.

Internship projects are structured by the respective partner firms in collaboration with your teaching teams to ensure that the skills you learn in the classroom are the skills you’ll need in the company where you’re placed. Projects may vary from company to company and from year to year, but they’re all designed to challenge our students and help them to grow.

Here's what the experience is like:

Do I have to complete an iX course in order to do the practical experience component?

Our 6-week blended learning program is designed in such a way that the course and practical component are entirely integrated throughout the 6 weeks. It is not possible to create value for a company without first having the skills taught in the classroom.

How do I get placed into a company?

Before the start of the program, the teaching team will work closely with our partner companies to structure projects that are beneficial to both the students and company. These projects are structured according to the course curriculum and student outcomes.

Students are placed with a company by their teaching staff, who will take into consideration each student’s studies, past experience, interests, career goals, project preferences, and skillset, as demonstrated throughout the course. Your performance in class and commitment to learning will have a direct impact on your placement.

*Please note the placement process may differ from course to course depending on the instructor.

What companies does iXperience work with?

We've partnered with dozens of companies, ranging from local startups, medium sized enterprises, international firms and NGOs.

Company partners vary from year to year, course to course, and from city to city. Students are introduced to their options upon arrival.

How will I get to work each day?

Students are expected to make use of the great public transport system to get to their companies, unless otherwise stated.

Is the practical experience paid?

The experience are unpaid, but are designed to add immense value to your learning experience and resume. Companies we've worked with in the past include Accenture, Barclays Aliens, Soundcloud, and Travelstart to name a few.

Our students also have an unusually high level of involvement. Students are given a lot of responsibility - they're expected to use their new knowledge to produce real, tangible results from their projects. This kind of experience is absolutely invaluable.

At the end of the day, iXperience is an investment in your future, above all else. It's not just about the work experience you get. It's also about integrating yourself into a global network of other driven, innovative young people, and developing a mentality that will continue to push you towards success long after you complete the iXperience Program. This is why our alumni have gone on to work at companies like Bain, Facebook, Apple, Morgan Stanley, Google, etc.

What if I don’t like my placement?

As your experience is a learning/working blend, there will be constant communication channels available to all students. Mentors, teaching staff, and the iX team are all on hand, ready to help resolve any issues as they arise in a way that encourages growth and satisfaction for both students and company partners.

We work closely with both the students and our partner companies to provide an immersive real-world experience. We value our partner relationships, and look to strengthen these bonds by trying to solve a problem rather than running away from it.

Can I switch comapnies in the middle?

Due to the time limitation of the program, and because our partner companies structure projects accordingly, students are unable to switch placements halfway through.

Will I be supported during my work experience?

Absolutely. This is what makes iXperience totally unique. For two days of each week, you’ll spend time back in the classroom with your teaching team, ensuring that you’re able to meet your deliverables and building on the skills you’ve acquired.

What are my working hours during?

Your working hours are dependent on your company and their operating principles. Some companies expect students to work in office for the standard eight hours a day, while others encourage off-site work.

What are some of the biggest challenges faced during the practical experience component?

Starting a new work experience is a challenge in itself. The first couple of days are always hard when trying to find your feet in a unfamiliar environment.

Some of the challenges past students have faced are: receiving a lot of information to synthesize, having to learn new tools to get portions of your project done, receiving an open ended project outline with little background information, minimal communication with your manager, and figuring out the best way to distribute the workload over such a short period.

Remember, challenges create the best learning experience. Knowing how to overcome challenges in the workplace makes you a more valuable employee and prepares you well to have a successful career.

The professional development team are devoted to supporting you through any challenges you may encounter to ensure you have the support needed to overcome your challenges.

Will the practical experience vary from company to company?

Yes, practical projects will vary from company to company, according to their needs and client requests at the time.

This not only provides an exciting opportunity to positively impact a company by exercising what you have learned, but also to gain work experience in an area that interests you. We give you exposure to a variety of different companies, so you're sure to find work that aligns with your abilities, skill set and career goals.

To get the most value out of the students, we encourage companies to structure projects around the relevant curriculum outline as well as the student outcomes/abilities document. This guarantees that projects match the skillsets of students, meet the desired project standards and are completed on time.

That being said, this is the real world and every experience will be structured in a different way based on how the company operates.

We found all iX student to be hard working, smart and show a lot of initiative in their research. Some had the opportunity to present to our international clients.

Kaitlin Byrne – Senior Equity Analyst, Prudential

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