What kinds of internships can I get at a computer software company?
I'd love to get an internship at a tech company. I'm a senior in high school about to go to college next year. I'm not sure where I'm going to school yet, but in general, i'm just wondering what kind of internships I could expect being able to get with zero to very little experience? #computer-software #technology #internships
the good news is that there really is no limit to the 'types' of internships that are available to you. The challenge (which is a good challenge) is for you to consider what you'd like to get out of the internship. Are you looking to test if you like an industry or do you know what industry you'd like to be in but don't know what type of role you'd like to play? If you know that say you'd like to be in sales or maybe finance but you don't know the industry, then look for those internships but be open to any type of industry.
Also please don't limit your horizons on what you see available. Most companies (like mine) are always interested in 'creating' an internship role as we have programs to do this. What I mean by this is that if you have an idea and what to do or try something, propose that idea to a company like ours and see if there is an interest to create a role for you. This is what I mean by 'there is no limit to the types of internships that are available to you'.
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There usually internships in many different units within a software company depending on your skills. At Symantec, our intern program accepts software programmers, sales interns, and marketing interns. These interns are usually there part-time over the summer during their break from school and assist the teams they are on with important projects while learning from the professionals in that field. I've known several interns in our sales and marketing team at Symantec and they have always come away feeling like they have gained tremendous knowledge but also a network of people in the industry that they can draw upon later.
You should target easier problems at first. Remember key thing :
100% conversion rate : From thinking and solving problem -> to -> converting it to code.
Practicing on these sites, will help you to achieve this goal(100% conversion).
Be aware of problems, which are tricker. I mean, sometimes you just need to know the answer/trick to solution,otherwise, its difficult to come up with the optimal solution given the time frame and interview pressure.
Keep up the practice, you will nail the interview
I have collected few questions which are available in pdf:
Interview Preparation - Best 100
Well, the questions I compiled, you can take them as bar to figure out :
– different types of problems you need to practice
– different levels of problems you need to solve.
Practice on more and more problems…As there many applicants to compete with, definitely there is no room for error:(
While practicing problems, its equally important to keep up with your communication/presentation skills..
Devon, there are a wide range of options, from sales, program management, graphic design and the list goes on. I am sure there are many options to meet your goals, and help grow and develop skills in a field you aspire to work in.
In the past, we have offered internships where you can help to define what we should do with our product next--what new features or functionalities do we think our customers might need or like to have? There are many aspects of developing product and it's not just about writing code--many things go into making successful products!
At Microsoft there are opportunities for internships. Just hit this link http://research.microsoft.com/en-us/jobs/intern/apply.aspx and search the opportunities.
It depends on what the area of interest you are in. You can always search the company's website to get connected in the internship program that was set up for recruitment. In Symantec, the company I am working for, we have several organizations that have great internship program, such as Finance, Marketing, Engineering and more. I mentored a couple of new college graduates in our team, and I was so happy to see how much they have grown and learned after the 1 year rotation. Look in our company's Internal Relationship page to connect with someone or find more information. Good Luck!
Computer software companies offers an internship in multiple domains according to the job profiles they have. You can get internships in domains listed as follows:
 Software Developer Intern
 Project/Program/Product Management Intern
 HR Intern
 Sales/Marketing Intern
there are many options! But I would recommend Symantec. Search Symantec and internships and you will see where you can internship opportunities!
I've seen quite varied and interesting internships at my company. They can center around conducting specific research for example, or could be exploring the market opportunity in a particular area and writing a business proposal for it. Another one is doing product comparisons, contrasting a set of competitive products. These are some ideas of typical internships I have seen.
In the past, I've worked with interns (high school and college students) that have done Java development, front-end development, and software testing. I've seen them do work on new features that shipped to production, prototyping, and helping out with paying down technical debt.
Finding an internship is much like any other job hunt: work your network and job fairs, be present, speak to the skills you have, and the ones you want to develop.
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