Software Engineer Internships are a rite of passage for many aspiring techies, and the summer 2018 intern season is no exception. This blog post features five stories from some of those interns that we found particularly interesting – including one who got to meet Elon Musk!
The software engineer internship experience can vary greatly depending on where you land. These 5 stories should give you an idea of what it’s like to work in various industries and companies across the country.
One intern was able to work on a project from concept to product release, all while building an awesome team of engineers.
Another intern got the opportunity for some hands-on experience in their industry by working with clients and developers at a retail company.
To read more about these interns’ experiences, check out this blog post!
The software engineer internship experience can vary greatly depending on where you land. These five stories should give you an idea of what it’s like to work in various industries and companies across the country. – One intern was able to work on a project from concept through product release, all while building a great team of engineers. Another intern had the opportunity for some hands-on experience within their industry by working with clients and developers at a retail company.
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Hi, I’m Tanya.
And these are my five interesting stories from Software Engineering internships during the summer 2018 season.
I spent two months at company “X” and had an excellent time there; however, I found that they were not a good fit for me long-term.”Company X” was using different technologies than what I knew in school so it took some getting used to but they taught me a lot through hands on experience! The culture of this company is very diverse with people from all around the world which made working here even more fun. They also have many events like picnics or retreats where you get to work outside as well as spend quality time with your colleagues.””Company Y” was a good company to intern at because of the people I worked with. They had a great culture and values that helped me feel welcome there. The technologies they used were not what I was familiar with but their mentoring process allowed for quick learning so it wasn’t too hard transitioning into this type of work. There are also many opportunities in “Company Y” such as working on different teams, traveling occasionally, or being able to take your dog to work!
Hi! My name is Sarah and these are my five interesting stories from Software Engineering internships during the summer 2018 season:
My first internship started off rocky but ended well which taught me that things don’t always go according to plan. Company “Z” is a very established company with many years of experience and I was lucky enough to be on the team that worked on cutting-edge technology. The internship started off rough because my mentor’s computer crashed, but from then on everything went smoothly. My second internship at Company “Y” really showed me what it means to work hard. They had fantastic values such as always being kind to one another and everyone working together for success. But they also emphasized how important it is not only to be productive and do your best, but make sure you enjoy yourself while doing so!
I found all five internships interesting in their own ways which made choosing just one difficult when deciding where I wanted my career path to go next after college.
I was fortunate enough to find an internship in my freshman year of college at Company A, and it turned out to be one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. It started off a little rough because my mentor’s computer crashed right when we were supposed to start work on our first project, but after that everything went smooth! They have been around for 50 years so they really know what they are doing which is evident by their cutting-edge technology; you can feel the drive everyone has there. My second internship with Company B not only showed me how diverse software engineering could be–it made clear why this industry is such a great field as well! While they did emphasize hard work and productivity (and also did not have the cutting-edge tech that Company A had), I learned a lot about how to work in such a diverse environment. My third internship with Company C was unique because they valued more of my interpersonal skills and gave me an opportunity to work on marketing for their new product! They were very different than all other companies–they did so much customer research before releasing anything, which is something you don’t see too often from software engineering firms.
My fourth internship experience at Company D was also different from what I’d seen elsewhere: while we worked hard when it came to programming, there wasn’t as intense pressure like at some of the other places I interned during college. The people working here are really friendly and want you to succeed.
Company E was a great experience, too! I learned how to work with databases and database modeling. Some of the other interns weren’t as interested in this part of software engineering but it’s something that interests me so I enjoyed learning about it here. The most valuable thing for me at Company E was networking–I got to meet people working on projects all across different departments which helped make connections when looking for jobs after completing my internship. After interning at these five companies over four summers, I feel like I have an idea what type of company would be best suited for myself from now on.”
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“I was told by the recruiter that after my internship, I would be able to get a job with Alcoa. He said they are always looking for talent and engineers are in high demand. The plant manager at the time laughed when he heard about this and said ‘We don’t hire interns; we fire them.’ Turns out it’s true.”
Alyssa C., Software Engineer Intern
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