Evaluation Process for Virtual-Internship Applications and Skill Certifications

Evaluation Process

  • Initial Step: Begin by taking a multiple-choice quiz (MCQ). Click the “Evaluation” button at the bottom of the relevant project’s post to start. Aim to score at least 8 out of 10 to advance. This quiz tests your familiarity with the project details. Please allow a few seconds for the quiz to load, as it is uniquely generated each time.

    The quiz is currently open. The first two attempts of the quiz will not deduct any tacks. However, you need to have at least one tack to take the quiz for free. There are many easy ways to earn tacks or you may purchase a package starting as low as $18, which also includes access to the STEM-Away Mentorship Category.

  • Next Round: Engage in an assessment chat with our t3 AI mentor. Lead the discussion by exploring deeper concepts related to the project (see tips below). Your interaction will be evaluated through Natural Language Processing (NLP) analysis to assess your readiness for the selected role. We will update you when the next round is open.

Tips for AI Mentor/Evaluator Conversation

Prepare for your discussions with the AI mentor by reflecting on the following points. These reflections will help you articulate your experiences, challenges, and insights effectively, showcasing not just your technical skills but also your problem-solving abilities, curiosity, and understanding of real-world applications.

Evaluation for Virtual-Internships Admissions:

The points provided are designed to guide your conversation for admission into our Virtual-Internships program. Focus on demonstrating your enthusiasm for learning, your ability to tackle challenges, and your understanding of how this project relates to real-world applications. The AI mentor is looking for candidates who show potential, a growth mindset, and a genuine interest in the field. Remember, it’s not just about what you’ve done, but also about what you’ve learned and how you’ve grown through the process.

Evaluation for Skill Certifications on the Talent Discovery Platform:

After completing your Virtual-Internship, you’ll be well-equipped to engage in more in-depth technical discussions. The points under this section are tailored for these advanced conversations, which are part of our Skill Certification process on the Talent Discovery Platform. Here, you’ll demonstrate not just proficiency in the tools and techniques, but a deep understanding of algorithmic choices, system design considerations, and even ethical implications of your work. These discussions are designed to showcase your readiness for high-level industry roles or advanced academic pursuits.

If you already have the required expertise to handle an advanced conversation, feel free to skip the virtual-internships and jump straight into skill certifications!


  • For both types of conversations, the AI mentor will adapt to your level of expertise. Be honest about your current knowledge and eager to learn.
  • In both cases, don’t just list what you did; explain why you made certain choices and what you learned from the outcomes.
  • The Virtual-Internship experience is designed to prepare you for the more rigorous Skill Certification evaluations. Embrace the learning process, and you’ll find yourself naturally growing into the depth required for these advanced discussions.
  • Last but definitely not the least, talk about soft skills wherever applicable!

Each project contains suggestions on how to discuss the important aspects for each type of evaluation. Navigate through these elements in a way that best conveys your unique project story.

We recommend covering 3-5 different areas of the project. Remember, the goal is not just to showcase your technical skills but also to demonstrate your ability to think critically about the application, challenges, and real-world implications of your work. The AI chatbot will likely engage more deeply if you present a well-rounded perspective that goes beyond just coding.

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