I enjoyed the group I was working with, the team overall and how friendly everyone was in the group. I enjoyed the project I was working on and the number of skills I was able to develop over the summer.
Sometimes working on the same application was a bit monotonous. I would have liked to have some team-oriented projects, my work was always individual, though I had a wonderful group of mentors who talked with me and were available if needed. I would have enjoyed not just working in the office with the software but also have some lab work as well, since the work done by the team is strongly lab-related.
Advice to Potential Interns
The organization has a strong internship program, which was truly exceptional. The number of intern events they organized, and the way full-time employees worked with interns was wonderful. I honestly felt like a full-time employee, and I was given important work to do, instead of "busy-work".
Advice to Management
It might have been better if I was given a bit more organized training. I had never done GUI programming before, so I was trying to familiarize myself and fumble through problems with a lot of research and trial and error. I do enjoy figuring things out on my own, but I think a lot of time could have been saved if I at least began my project with a basis, since I just began simply knowing anything.
Sample Interview Questions
What is an example of a time when you worked in a team? And how did it go?
Why did you choose this company?