What I liked best about it was the type of work I was able to commit to and accomplish. The work I took part in was essentially working on automating the SOAP and REST requests that our web application would make, this facilitated the ease for testing and troubleshooting these requests for the Software Developers.
I felt like my experience and abilities in programming was questioned to a certain extent. The reason i say this is because the first month and a half of the internship, I was essentially given busy work and didn’t feel like I was given the opportunity to show my skill set. When I was finally assigned the programming project to work on, it was by another developer and not my actual manager. Thanks to his efforts of giving me something meaningful to work on and program, not only was I able to further develop my programming skills and work with API’s, but the code that i wrote is still in place and eases the job for developers.
Have a structured regimen or project in place that focuses on the intern showcasing the desired skill set for their specific position. Ex. Programming, Marketing, Customer Service, etc.
This will allow the intern to show their abilities and demonstrate whether or not they would be competent if their role was a full-time position and we’re asked to perform these tasks on a regular basis.
The office environment was one of the closest I’ve ever been a part of. Everyone was very open and welcoming, they made me feel like part of the team since the beginning of the program.
Be sure to ask as many questions as possible throughout your internship and absorb as much information from your colleagues as possible. Don’t take the opportunity for granted and try to make your time there a memorable one, where your work will continue to help your team even after your internship is over.