Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Software Development/Programming
Student Name: Steven Lessard
Graduation Year: 2014
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Engineering Management
Position Title: Programmer
Hours: 40 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, full-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?


Design and develop a polymorphic, automated browser testing suite 


How did you find this internship?


Through one of my professors (Prof. K. Panetta) 


What do you enjoy most about your internship?


The people here are great. It's a fun environment to work in. 


What do you find challenging?


The programming and engineering problems are a challenge. 


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


Apply early and to a lot of places. Put effort into each selection, though, and make yourself memorable. 


About the Organization

Littleton, MA


IBM Littleton, MA

IBM is the second largest company in the world behind Coca Cola and employs more than 450k people worldwide. The character of a company -- the stamp it puts on its products, services and the marketplace -- is shaped and defined over time. It evolves. It deepens. It is expressed in an ever- changing corporate culture, in transformational strategies, and in new and compelling offerings for customers. IBM's character has been formed over nearly 100 years of doing business in the field of information-handling. Nearly all of the company's products were designed and developed to record, process, communicate, store and retrieve information -- from its first scales, tabulators and clocks to today's powerful computers and vast global networks.