In the Technology Internship Program, you will be working with the Technology chair directly on the website’s features while updating the website content with your peers. No programming experience is required, but everyone will get the chance to code and contribute something to the website if they wish! Fun fact: each Tech Chair names their set of TIPs after their favorite food.
Applications for TIP are typically released near the end of each quarter so keep an eye out for those!
Joining the TIP Committee has proved to be both a very rewarding and fun experience where I could apply my knowledge as a CS major in a practical setting. I noticed my growing investment in Circle K and wanted to contribute back to all the members who rely on the website for important information about events, service, and families. Through TIP, I was not only able to grow as an individual programmer, but as a collaborative developer where I got to work with other enthusiastic and wonderful people!
- Jonathan Estrada, Winter TIP 2020, Summer TIP 2020
The Technology Internship Program has opened new opportunities for general members like me to work on a live website utilized by over 400 members per year. As a member of the original TIP, I primarily managed the website's digital content, posting updates on behalf of the board and uploading photos and videos of our events. The experience I gained from web content management on this website, as well as an opportunity to contribute to Byron Clicker towards the end of my internship, inspired me to become the Technology Chair in 2016-17. The rest is history! The TIP Donuts have done so much to increase library of games and bring new information to the world about our club. I hope that the Technology Internship Program continues to give members opportunities to contribute to a live website and continue to come up with food names!
- Arthur Tham, Founding TIP, Donut TIP, Spring TIP 2017, Fall TIP 2018
I joined TIP to learn more about how the website works, while also learning and interacting with other committee members on how to fix and improve the Circle K website in a way that can be better for general members. I was grateful I had the chance to be more involved in an aspect of Circle K that we usually do not get to see. I believe that the role of the website is more important than it is thought to be, it gives new members information on what the club is and allows for members to be more involved as they can sign up for events on the calendar. Most importantly, it holds the history of the club, such as the past board members and the impact they made on the club.
- Anika Engracia, Spring TIP 2018
With my major being in the ICS department, I thought applying for the TIP would help me become a better programmer. While I learn more about website development, I was also able to meet and create new friends with the TIP adventures we had. After my wonderful TIP experience, I ended up applying and becoming the technology chair.
- Andrew Yu, Fall TIP 2017 & Winter TIP 2018
I wanted to try something new when it came to the UCI CKI committees I wanted to be a part of: to learn how to code and how to work with others better. The favorite things I got out of TIP were the memories and having an opportunity to create a positive difference on the website.
- Brandon Law, Fall TIP 2017 & Winter TIP 2018
As an Undeclared student, I saw TIP as an opportunity to get a taste of coding in HTML & CSS. Being able to see the changes I've made on the actual Circle K website got me pretty excited about Web Development. For any of you who are interested in coding, making a website, or making new friends, I highly recommend TIP!
- Juleanne Palad, Fall TIP 2017 & Winter TIP 2018
I joined TIP because I wanted to get more involved in CKI but not as a board member or family head so TIP was the best way to be involved. My job as a Forms manager is to make sure all the forms are uploaded to the website and help out with announcements on the page when needed. It really is interesting seeing how much work is put into the CKI website and how every thing each TIP member does contributes to the maintenance of the website as a whole. I would definitely recommend joining TIP to anyone who wants to be more involved in the club and to anyone whose just really interested in seeing how a website is run/ how the CKI website is maintained.
- Christina Hanna, Fall TIP 2016
The reason why I was interested in the TIP was because I wanted to be contribute more in Circle K, and in addition gain experience in html and how to maintain a website In my experience, I’ve edited and organized different webpages of the UCI Circle K website, updated the media content such as photos, videos, and prezis. The thing I learned from TIP is how a website like the UCICKI one operates behind-the-scenes. My advice to TIP members would be to communicate effectively with one another and make sure to get those tasks done!
- Mark Calabio, Spring & Summer TIP 2016
I was initially drawn to TIP because I knew I would be able to work on the website and learn some new things from it. Also, a lot of the members are always using the website, so I felt that the work I do can be useful/helpful to them in some way. If anyone was ever considering joining TIP, I’d definitely recommend it, you can get the chance to learn something new. Be open to learning new things!
- My Lynn Huynh, Spring & Fall TIP 2016