Information for Volunteers
Is This Program for You?
This internationally acclaimed career exploration program offers secondary school students a life changing experience. It also gives teachers who sign up for the SEMI High Tech U Teacher Edition an opportunity to interface with people who have careers in high tech companies. Typically hosted at a high tech industry site and taught by industry instructor volunteers, activities are engaging, exciting and relevant to real world applications. Students who attend SEMI HTU report they enjoy and appreciate the opportunity to connect with people who work in industry.
What Can I Volunteer To Do?
There are three ways to volunteer at SEMI HTU.
Master of Ceremonies (MC)
The role of the MC at a student program:
Ideally, the profile of the “MC” would include the following characteristics:
History in and knowledge of the semiconductor and/or high tech industry
As a volunteer instructor, you will teach interesting and fun hands-on math- and science-based activities and work with students to solve real world problems. There is very little preparation time required. You will also interact with secondary school students who have an interest and aptitude for math and science and have an interest in a high tech career
What Kind of Activities Do Instructors Teach?
Having fun, working in teams and learning by doing are all part of the SEMI HTU experience. At HTU, you can teach:
Volunteers Talk About HTU
What Volunteers Are Saying
“The spontaneous, enthusiastic response I get from students keeps me coming back as a volunteer instructor. I can see what I do is playing a role in shaping the future of many of our High Tech U students. Knowing this gives me a great sense of satisfaction.”
— Brad Houser, Automation Manager, Intel
Ideally, the profile of HTU instructors would include the following characteristics:
What Does an Interviewer Do?
Interviewers are asked to participate in a mock interview session with two or more students. This typically takes about one hour with a half hour preparation time prior to the activity. All students who attend HTU are given an opportunity to interface with an industry professional. Once the interview is completed, each student receives a feedback form that highlights their strengths and weaknesses. Mock interviews are one of the most popular modules for interviewer and interviewee.
Who Should Volunteer?
You should if:
How to Volunteer
Please contact the SEMI Foundation for more information at 408.943.7860, or contact: SEMIFoundation@semi.org