Cletus (Internship with IBM Research Team)
At the start of the internship, I had basic knowledge about web development and design. I helped design a website for one of my classes, but this internship has helped me build on web development and design skills. I am currently working on building a website from scratch with some peers. My manager has given me a lot of tips and lessons on how to build the most effective website I can.
Nicholas (Internship with IBM Global Technical Services)
To my surprise, I landed an interview with IBM’s cloud service group. My co-workers told me I would be using an operating system called Linux. Linux was very new to me, so I was lost when they said it would be the base for our project. After reading up on documentation and getting hands-on experience, I soon picked up a huge interest in this new operating system and plan to install it on my personal computer.
Nkosi (Internship with Grand Central Tech)
This summer I was given the opportunity to work at a startup company called Modalyst. They are part of a bigger project at Grand Central Tech. This company has created a marketplace for upcoming designers to display and sell their products to well-known retailers. I love the job that I have been assigned. I create certain features for the Modalyst website using various programming languages. The environment is very comfortable and supportive, and management always has the time to explain and clarify what is needed from me.
Kristoffer (Internship with Brooklyn Navy Yard)
My internship at the Brooklyn Navy Yard has been great. I have new tasks everyday, and I am meeting a lot of new people. I am also learning a lot about the company itself, and what is being done in the field. I am given tasks like overlooking blueprints and data, and producing excel spreadsheets with lists of names, addresses, and phone numbers given to me. Other than the work itself, I feel that the internship has made me more responsible and more aware of the work environment itself. I am challenged with tracking my own responsibilities and doing my own work. It has taught me time management as well because I have to come in on time everyday and be back on time from lunch.
Spencer (Internship with IBM Global Technical Services)
This internship made me want to strive more for the career I am looking for. At my internship, I am a part of an SSR (System Service Representative) team. An SSR team goes on service calls for different accounts to replace IBM-issued equipment that is under warranty. Some service calls are as simple as replacing a hard drive. Others are as complicated as assembling an iSeries System. My experience has made me want to be an engineer more than ever. I’m not sure if I want to be that guy who goes around replacing equipment, but I do want to be that person who creates the equipment, and maybe even invents new equipment.
P-TECH students on a visit to an IBM facility in East Fish kill sign their names on silicon wafers after learning how to make computer chips.Click edit button to change this text.