This is the transcript for the video What does the BCII student journey look like?

Bem Le Hunte:
People often ask us about the student journey and the very different structure that the BCII has. So essentially, the BCII takes place over four years. It’s an accelerated degree, so it adds one year to your core degree, which is often three years, unless of course you’re doing engineering. So you start the first school in the winter. So you started as a winter school, usually around July, after you’ve done one semester in your core degree. You then do a summer school at the end of the year in our summer period. That might be December, or in our second year it’s in February. You do three years of summer and winter schools, winter and summer schools. And that adds up to six of your first schools in BCII. Each of them is eight credits.

Then you enter fourth year. So the fourth year of BCII is a full-time year. Some of our students work through this year, but essentially it’s a full-time immersive year where you work with students that you’ve been working with in summer and winter schools intensively. So throughout the two semesters, as well as the period before that first semester, you’re doing an internship, an innovation internship, and we help you get these. You can also self-source these. And then you start off doing an industry innovation project. So you’ve worked with industry partners from your first school onwards, but in the industry innovation project, which is an award winning school now, it’s won a Green Gown Award, you will work with industry partners. We’ve had people from Google to PWC, to innovation consultancies, to UNICEF, you name it, startups. This is your opportunity to work intensively on a project with industry partners. And then you get into this stream of entrepreneurship, or industry change-making as we call it.

You also have an opportunity to do a new knowledge-making stream, where you might do an honors project at the cutting edge of your core discipline, or an honor confluence topic between disciplines. And you might also choose to do a change-making stream. You might want to do a change-making project as a passion project for creative capstone in the second half of that year. So you have an option between two internships. You also have the opportunity to do a startup subject. So some of our students even graduate with a startup, with spec startup subject. You also, if you’re lucky, have an opportunity to have a global experience. We’ve offered many of these in the past to our students, and they’ve been an incredible life-changing opportunity. At the end of your fourth year, I should mention that there are all kinds of opportunities to finesse your transdisciplinary edge and apply for jobs at the cutting edge of your core discipline or in a transdisciplinary capacity.