Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Product Design/Testing/Quality Control, Software Development/Programming, Web Design/Management
Student Name: Albert Nichols
Graduation Year: 2013
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Entrepreneurial Leadership
Position Title: Product Development Intern
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?


  1. Develop web applications for the Cumulative User Experience group under the Center for Social Business at IBM; work closely with clients and potential users to create a product to suit the needs of modern business; product development, software development in Java-EE, Dojo (UX) Research on collaborative decision making. 


How did you find this internship?


  1. I found it on the IBM careers website. 


What do you enjoy most about your internship?


  1. The people, hands down. Everyone you talk to is brilliant. Colleagues ask hard, probing questions and have tons to teach you. The company does a great job of taking care of interns, getting them together, and organizing events. 


What do you find challenging?


  1. Work place dynamic was a little different than other tech companies. People are older, things move slower, but everyone is really smart. 


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


  1. Work very hard. It is imperative that you're interested in the project you're working on. Be honest with your interviewer on your interest level. Make the most of the connections you can make and other interns that are there. If it's a company you'd like to work for, lay the seed for a full time position. 


About the Organization

Cambridge, MA

  1. IBM Cambridge, MA

    International Business Machines Corporation, or IBM, is an American multinational technology and consulting corporation headquartered in Armonk, New York, United States. IBM manufactures and sells computer hardware and software, and it offers infrastructure, hosting and consulting services in areas ranging from mainframe computers to nanotechnology.