My team was incredibly supportive and helpful. They understood how to manage an intern and gave me meaningful work for the summer as well as autonomy to take the projects in the direction that I saw fit.
It would have been great if we could have had an early orientation to T University. There are some great resources on there that would have been helpful during the course of the internship that I discovered too late.
Advice to Potential Interns
Take the time to set up lunches/coffees with full time employees and learn from them. People are incredible nice at AT&T and are always willing to take the time to explore an issue or topic with you.
Advice to Management
For the LDP internship program, managers should be co-located with their interns. This should be a mandatory requirement. It helps the intern have a better and more fulfilling summer experience,and also lends itself to a more accurate assessment of their work.