Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Software Development/Programming
Student Name: Brian Cefali
Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Computer Science
Minor: None
Position Title: Software Development Intern
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

I write image processing code (OCR and the like) for processing raster images of civil engineering calculations and documents in C/C++.

How did you find this internship?

Internship Fair

What do you enjoy most about your internship?

I enjoy the challenge of the tasks presented to me, as well as the freedom I have in how I solve and implement the tasks.

What do you find challenging?

I have to solve problems that I have never seen before (in or out of school), and to do so, I have to research the topic which presents challenges in itself (perhaps computer scientists are a bit too cryptic when writing papers).

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?

I would say that drawing focus to practical skills (even underdeveloped ones) can be very crucial to initiating the internship process.

About the Organization

Carlson Software
Watertown, Massachusetts

Carlson Software specializes in CAD design software, field data collection, and machine control products for the land surveying, civil engineering, construction, and mining industries worldwide, providing one-source technology solutions from data collection to design to construction. Carlson Software’s renowned dedication to customer service is unique in the industry.