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SOCIS Student Application Template


Basic & Contact information

  1. Full Name:
  2. Preferred Name / Nickname:
  3. Age:
  4. Address of Residence:
  5. E-mail:
  6. Phone number (incl. international prefix):
  7. Other means of contact (Jabber, Skype, etc.):
  8. University / College:
  9. Study Program / Specialization:
  10. What year are you in at the University / College:

Project description

  1. Please describe your idea for your SOCIS project. Be as specific as possible, include a detailed project description, gains and benefits for HelenOS, suggested timeline with milestones and risk assessment.

Motivation & Experience

  1. Why did you choose HelenOS?
  2. What is your most/least favourite part of HelenOS source code and what do you like/dislike about it?
  3. What made you propose the above project?
  4. What past experience in this area do you have? Be as specific as possible, provide pointers for reference.
  5. Can you name some of the most difficult challenges that you had to cope with in your previous experience in this area?
  6. Why should we assign the project to you?
  7. What do you think your involvement with HelenOS will look like after this year's ESA Summer of Code in Space is over?

Time planning & Commitment

  1. Do you plan to do something else as a summer job besides working on your SOCIS project?
  2. Do you plan to move to another place during the program?
  3. Will there be moments when you will not be able to work on your SOCIS project?
  4. Will there be moments when you will not be able to communicate with us?
  5. Please name any other factors that may have an impact on your performance and your commitment to your SOCIS project.
  6. Are you aware that your SOCIS project is an equivalent of a full-time job?
  7. How many hours per week do you plan to dedicate to your project?
  8. What factors usually motivate you to successfully finish an assignment (e.g. money, challenges, prestige, community, etc.)?
  9. What factors usually motivate you to be excellent in an assignment?

Team spirit

  1. Have you read our Tips for (not only) Students, especially the Coding tips and Social interaction tips?
  2. Do you identify yourself with the principles listed in our Tips for (not only) Students?
  3. In your opinion, what does an ideal interaction between a mentor and the student look like?
  4. In your opinion, what does an ideal interaction between the HelenOS community and the student look like?
Last modified 4 years ago Last modified on 2015-03-09T23:23:06Z