I was allowed to develop software which will be deployed and used in a production environment in the real world.
Much of what I have learned in my college career hasn't been directly applicable to my daily tasks. The scale of software in production is many times larger than any program I've written in college so far. It seems that the ability to perform successfully relies on your knowledge of the codebase, rather than your skill in developing software, which makes learning the codebase very important.
Advice to Potential Interns
I would recommend an HP internship to any other student who is currently evaluating it, especially if it is within the HP Cloud organization.
Sample Interview Questions
Do you know what the Cloud is?