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Finding Students

We are building a strong incentive for students to "build a reputation" on Tethys Engineering as the information shared is the primary mean by which businesses will look for and select the perfect candidate, short term and long term.

Business participants can search this information by selecting "My Tethys/Students/Search student reputation"

This "reputation" framework  fundamentally achieves two objectives,

  1. creates an appealing and detailed view of one's capabilities in order to attract the interest of various businesses,
  2. collects feedback from various projects and skills developed along the way

Overtime this collection of information will enrich someone's profile and be extremely valuable to business seeking ideal candidates. Until then, the businesses might use the basic searching capabilities of Tethys Engineering and review student's basic profile info.

Eventually, the "reputation building tool and apprenticeship diary" will provide a level of insight on engineering candidates that will go far beyond what can be captured on a resume. It will also provide authenticity as the information collected is not someone 's own opinion of him/herself but the feedback of the businesses you have worked with.

There are three key components to building a reputation on Tethys Engineering. Two of those components will be "reviewable" by the business professionals a student has worked with.

  1. Experiences: This component is intended to capture the fundamental job experience a student has gained over time. It defines the work environment (i.e., industry, company, segment), the role played, and the results/outputs delivered.
  2. Know-how: This component captures the skills and expertise acquired as one accumulates experiences. This could include tools, software, processes, ... learned and mastered. It essentially defines the level of proficiency developed in certain areas important to employers.
  3. Achievements: This last component captures the formal recognitions received. We have defined two different kinds: academic and professional. The academic recognitions naturally include the degrees obtained and all other formal accreditation received from various learning institutions. The professional recognitions are the formal badges of honor, certificates, or any other form of professional accreditation received from an employer or the employer internal learning programs.

The first two components described above are subject to reviews. It is important that business professional take the time to provide feedback and provide formal reviews at the end of a certain effort realized.

This information is captured on "cards" that are shown on every student's profile under the heading "My listing". It is also searchable across all profiles. Every field available in the database can be used to refine filters and narrow down the result to very few candidates.

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Posting an Internship

Once a business creates a profile and preferably establishes relationship with a small group of students through the "Group" functionality offered by Tethys Engineering, it will naturally make sense at some point to formalize its internship needs. The process is very simple and offers a mechanism to advertise to the broader community of student on Tethys the work that needs to get done. 

An internship entry can be created by selecting the menu "My Tethys/Internships/My Internships/New submission". This will bring up a page where all information required to add a new internship in the Tethys database can be provided.

Once an internship entry is made, it will automatically show in several place:

- the list of all internships at "My Tethys/Internships/Search Internships"

- the business' own internships at "My Tethys/Internships/My Internships"

They will also be visible on the profile page of the owner of the listing.

​The internships available for a business are also made visible on the business' profile page. This gives the opportunity for students to have all information needed about a business in a single place. The list of internships is available on the upper left column of the page right below the cover image.

There are two main menu items that will provide you ways to modify your profile. The first one is on the upper right corner of your main profile page. When clicking the "gear like setting" you will be able to select multiple options to change the overall look and feel as well as the preference of your profile. Note that this includes email notifications and privacy settings. As a first step, you may want to change your picture (Avatar) and make it personal. Show who you are and remember this is a professional network... you can also change the cover picture of your profile and give you the opportunity to make a statement. Make sure the size of the picture you select fits the space provided otherwise it risks to hide some menu items which will make it impossible for your and others to navigate around your profile (the image size should be 1200x450).

As mentioned previously the second menu item you can use to modify your profile is "Profile" in the second menu bar next to the "Home symbol". There you will be able to essentially change or adjust everything that is changeable. Note that it is important that you look at your preferences and privacy setting. These will define what others can see and how you will be notified of changes that take place in your network.

The several important functions to be aware of in order to fully utilize the capabilities of the platform:

  1. ​Receiving an inquiry: The internship owner will receive notification and private message from users that are sending inquiries about the listing. This can be done from the internship detailed page by selecting the "Inquiry" button in the right upper corner
  2. Changing the status of an internships: Once the needs for the interns are fulfilled or the various projects are completed, it is important for the listing owner to change the status of the "internship" from "Active" to "Complete". A third option is also given to place the internship "On hold".
  3. Getting an internship reviewed and rated: We want the feedback offered on Tethys Engineering to go both ways, from the business to the student and vice versa. For that purpose, each listing can be reviewed by participating students and a rating can be provided for the internship experience. Obtaining 5 stars rating from students will make the business and the internships offered more attractive to the best talent in the community.
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Building a Business Presence on Tethys Engineering

Tethys Engineering provides as rich set of features to allow you to create your own community, very much like most social networks. This said, the essential objective is for a business to build "private" groups to select and invite "virtual interns".

It is one of the key mechanism through which some level of intimacy can develop between a business, professionals in that business, and a group of students interested to work on real-life projects.

A business can create as many groups as needed. They can reflect different interest areas, activities, type of projects, etc. Inside those groups, information can be shared with a great level of control. It offer the opportunity to share files and documents in addition to the videos, pictures and text feeds available across the rest of the web site

The following step by step instruction will provide more details.

Once you have reach the end of the registration process, you will be able to log in back into Tethys Engineering by selecting the menu pick "My Tethys" or "Sign in". There on your profile page or on the community home page you will be able to select "Groups" on the menu bar and create your on group. This will give you the opportunity to create a semi-private or private space for your to communicate with members of your business and with students. You will also be able to define how other users can participate.

There is not limit to the number of group you can create. The functionality is there to create an intimate relationship with a group of students on a specific topic.

The group you create can have a special avatar and special cover picture to distinguish itself in the community. Each group as a dedicated wall that captures the activities of group participants. 

In addition, groups have also the ability to post and manage their own announcements, discussions and events. Discussions and announcements can also be repository of documents that you upload increasingly dramatically the ability to share information with participants. Note that access to those documents follow the privacy settings you have setup for the group. 

There are two main menu items that will provide you ways to modify your profile. The first one is on the upper right corner of your main profile page. When clicking the "gear like setting" you will be able to select multiple options to change the overall look and feel as well as the preference of your profile. Note that this includes email notifications and privacy settings. As a first step, you may want to change your picture (Avatar) and make it personal. Show who you are and remember this is a professional network... you can also change the cover picture of your profile and give you the opportunity to make a statement. Make sure the size of the picture you select fits the space provided otherwise it risks to hide some menu items which will make it impossible for your and others to navigate around your profile (the image size should be 1200x450).

As mentioned previously the second menu item you can use to modify your profile is "Profile" in the second menu bar next to the "Home symbol". There you will be able to essentially change or adjust everything that is changeable. Note that it is important that you look at your preferences and privacy setting. These will define what others can see and how you will be notified of changes that take place in your network.

The last step for a business to develop a presence on Tethys Engineering is to formally post internships. Please refer to the Posting Internship article to find out more.

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Building a Business Profile

Providing the required contact information and saying something about the business is essential. You should also change the profile picture (avatar) and the background image that will appear on the profile page to personalize your presence in Tethys and attract the attention of users. From there, build up your participation just like you would on any other social network. You can add feeds to your wall, share pictures, videos, etc

The following step by step instruction will provide more details.

Once you have reach the end of the registration process, you will be able to log in back into Tethys Engineering by selecting the menu pick "My Tethys" or "Sign in". There you will be able to take advantage of the many social collaboration features offered by the platform.

To navigate to your profile, select the "Profile" menu pick on the second menu bar. It will bring you to your main profile page which is the way others see you. This is your own space where, very much like Facebook or LinkedIn, you can make your self stand out and communicate with others about what you are doing. The "About me" section is important but as you will see there are many other ways to create an identity for yourself.

There are two main menu items that will provide you ways to modify your profile. The first one is on the upper right corner of your main profile page. When clicking the "gear like setting" you will be able to select multiple options to change the overall look and feel as well as the preference of your profile. Note that this includes email notifications and privacy settings. As a first step, you may want to change your picture (Avatar) and make it personal. Show who you are and remember this is a professional network... you can also change the cover picture of your profile and give you the opportunity to make a statement. Make sure the size of the picture you select fits the space provided otherwise it risks to hide some menu items which will make it impossible for your and others to navigate around your profile (the image size should be 1200x450).

As mentioned previously the second menu item you can use to modify your profile is "Profile" in the second menu bar next to the "Home symbol". There you will be able to essentially change or adjust everything that is changeable. Note that it is important that you look at your preferences and privacy setting. These will define what others can see and how you will be notified of changes that take place in your network.

This constitute only the first step of developing a presence on Tethys Engineering. Please refer to the section on Building a Business Presence for more advanced features and capabilities available to you.

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Business registration

Tethys Engineering offers a comprehensive community environment in which each participant (i.e., students, businesses, professionals, and coaches) can register, build a profile, start developing relationships, and get work done.
Registering a business is straight forward and only requires a few minutes to complete. New participants should select the "Register" menu pick to initiate the process. Alternatively, if you have received an email invitation from an existing member, a link will directly take you to the appropriate place.
There are a few easy steps to follow to ensure that you have properly created your account including reaching the "Check out" screen at the end. Although there is no cost to join at this point in time, completing the check out process is required to create a user account.

There are two key elements for businesses to participate:

  1. Register the business is required before any form of transaction with a student can take place
  2. Register various employees/leaders of the business. These participants need to register as "Professionals" and have access to the entire set of feature we offer to build relationships wit students.

In addition, registering a business has a few additional critical elements to watch for:

  1. The information for the key contact (i.e., name, email address, etc) will be use in the backend system to create the primary owner of the account and the first user of the project and collaboration space that will be created. This user will also receive the notification sent by Tethys Engineering which will include the payment transaction information with the various students. t is recommended to use an contact and related email address that could play this administrative role over time.
  2. Basic Company details including Business Name will be using amongst Tethys community to present your business

Below are addition information about the steps of the process

As a business you have free access to Tethys Engineering for now. At a later stage we will be adding a number of different subscriptions that will provide access to premium content.

As mentioned before, a business needs to be registered as a "user" of the system so that an account can be created in the back-end and allow transactions to take place.

In addition, a business can have as many "Professional" users join and participate to build relationships with students.

New user need to proceed to Register to subscribe to this plan.

This may look like an un-needed step but it is required to set you up in our database correctly. At a later stage, we will add various subscriptions to chose from including some payable that will include learning packages or access to special software.

The key contact information will be used in the back-end system to create an owner for the business account. This is the email that will be used for notifications sent to the "Business" as well as all transaction information that will take place between the business and the various students. This owner of the account will also be the first user setup with the Tethys Engineering project space and will have the option to invite other users from the business. These additional users can be setup as manager which will give them also the opportunity to create and manage projects.

Tethys Engineering is designed to help business find students to get work done. Take the time to fill in the "Description" field of your profile to provide information about the business.

You have to re-enter your Name here as Key contact person for your Business

Although much of this information is mandatory to register, you have the option to select who will be able to see it. The icons on the right of every one of those screens will give you the ability to select the right option. If you choose "only me", you and the administrator of Tethys Engineering will be the only ones able to see that field.

This is the last step and a very important part of the registration process. We must have access to your student information to ensure that you are a qualified students. You will also need to make some of this information available or visible to the businesses that will want to contract with you for "virtual internships"

​Before reaching the check out screen you will have the opportunity to upload an image/logo to identify your business. You can also skip that step and do it later.

The Checkout screen summarise the subscription, as mentioned, it can been seen as necessary step but you have to click on checkout button to finalise the registration

Your account will be active once verified. For that, you will receive an email verification that will bring you back to Tethys Engineering and allow you to log in. Check you spam folder in your email program if you have not received an email within a couple of hours. Some corporate firewall may prevent Tethys Engineering to close the process, if you have not received an email verification at all, try going back through the process on a public web connection. If that doesn't work, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Your business is now register on Tethys Engineering and you can ask colleagues to register using the Professional subscription plan.

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