CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?
William: I wrote testing code in Python and developed an automated testing system for our Data Mobility business unit, which is part of a larger project in designing Dell EMC’s next-generation mid-range storage solution.
CCD: What was the best thing about the experience? What was the worst?
William: I liked the way that I was treated during my time at this internship; I felt like a full-time employee, and did tasks that employees normally do. I had some reservations about being a remote employee, working in Nashua rather than Hopkinton. Although it was fine communicating via email and I.M. to my team at the headquarters, I wish that I was able to communicate face-to-face more often.
CCD: What is one thing you’ve learned that will benefit any future internships or other hands-on experiences?
William: Agile software development. Virtually every large corporation uses it and it taught me how a team effectively works together to meet client demands.
CCD: What surprised you about your experience?
William: Work-life environment. Our site manager created events for employees/interns to relax and to give back to the community. For example, the interns and I volunteered at a soup kitchen on a normal paid day and went to an amusement park a couple of weeks later.