(Written on 12/16/16)
As the semester comes to an end, I have to say that this program has been a very exciting, adventurous, and educational experience for me, and I wish it could have been longer. The internship program taught me so many things I never knew before and gave me the experiences I never had previously. Compared to the old internship I had done before, this internship definitely takes the cake. It gave me first-hand experience on how a big company like SiriusXM operates and treated me as if I was an employee working with them rather than an intern that knew nothing.
I picked up many skills along the way as the internship progressed with the guidance of David and Sami. Both of them showed me the difficulties of the IT field, as well as how exciting it could be, seeing as how technology is always developing every year. They taught me how to think when certain situations arise, as well as how to take the initiative in my work in the case that they’re not around to help if I’m stuck. On a personal note, they also helped me to overcome my shyness, seeing as how my work involved talking to a lot of different people everyday, whether in person or through email.
I’m very grateful to have been given this opportunity to do this internship program. Thank you Bonnie and SiriusXM for accepting me into the program!