Nowhere else would you be expected as a tech intern to actually develop the application with the rest of the Dev team. My idea of a tech internship revolved around me shadowing a developer and testing out his changes to the views or updates on the controller’s. Little did I know that I was to be welcomed and accepted as part of the team and that I would be engineering our application using frameworks that I had very little experience with. It was mind-blowing. I could see the impact that i was making. I could see the number of lives that I was saving. I didn’t expect to be making this much of a difference.
- Why should should others consider it and why is it beneficial?
Working for a startup is completely different to working for a well established corporation. You are there because you can actually make a difference and you are a person of great value, not just a placeholder. You get to wear many different hats and gain valuable experience that will build you as a person and as a professional. Specifically to computer science majors, if you get the opportunity to work for a tech startup as I have this summer, they will give you tasks that will make you wish you hadn’t taken the job in the first place, but it will build you as an engineer. I am a much better coder now than when I started working for Stratmedical a month ago because they teach you things that you just can not learn in the classroom.
- How did it contribute to your growth?
I have never developed on a team before. All of my work was done on my own. I have grown as a team member and I have seen what it takes in order to work effectively within a cohesive unit. I have seen how things are done in the startup world and it has created a hunger to learn more.
- Did you like the program?
You would never get this opportunity anywhere else as a novice developer. The team is incredible, my boss is fantastic and the environment is like non other. I have really enjoyed my time here at Stratmedical and hope to come back soon.
Working for a startup is completely different to working for a well established corporation. You are there because you can actually make a difference and you are a person of great value, not just a placeholder.
Geekdom is a very happening place to work in right now. Its part of a big technological revolution that is going to change the way people look at San Antonio.
I had no background in business, accounting, entrepreneurship or any of that and I have learned things that even my friends who have taken business classes don’t know.
Anyone in any field should consider this internship, the work you receive is flexible, related to your major and each and every one of these companies is willing to help you learn.
It was an invaluable opportunity to collaborate on a professional level with almost sixteen different people within the startup.