Solutions  for the real world
<ul><li>Who  is BHMI? </li></ul><ul><li>What  does BHMI do? </li></ul><ul><li>What  is BHMI’s internship program, and why ...
<ul><li>Who  is BHMI? </li></ul><ul><li>What  is BHMI’s expertise? </li></ul><ul><li>When  are BHMI solutions needed? </li...
<ul><li>Software solutions provider known for  implementing core business applications </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive HP NonS...
<ul><li>Consulting Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed assessments </li...
<ul><li>Software Development  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C, C++, Java, .NET </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-Platform Development  ...
<ul><li>In-house development equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows NT clusters  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNIX (HP-UX, ...
What is BHMI’s expertise? Requirements Gathering Architecture Design External Specification Ongoing Support Software Devel...
When are BHMI solutions needed? Electronic Bill Payment  CIBC EFT Settlement Processing Fiserv EFT Call Center & Telemarke...
When are BHMI solutions needed? Provider Portal BCBS Language Learning Modules  SCOLA Natural Gas Trading System Tenaska P...
<ul><li>Benefits for BHMI   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide method to evaluate students for potential hire </li></ul></ul><u...
<ul><li>Highlights   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 70+ Interns at BHMI in last 11 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>71 Int...
<ul><li>Selection Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-World Technical Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Q...
<ul><li>Orientation Process   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timekeeping </li></ul>...
<ul><li>Results Process   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments with Increasing Complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test...
<ul><li>Example Intern Assignments   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telco Message Emulator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Bat...
<ul><li>Risks for BHMI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment in student does not result in production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Evaluation Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current technology skill-set vs. current need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>General career selection advice  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a career that interests you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>Office Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions and take good notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be punctual </li></...
<ul><li>BHMI </li></ul><ul><li>BHMI internship program </li></ul><ul><li>BHMI new hire selection criteria </li></ul><ul><l...
<ul><li>http://www.bhmi.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.concoursefinancialsoftware.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.conc...
(800) 610-BHMI      www.bhmi.com
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  1. 1. Solutions for the real world
  2. 2. <ul><li>Who is BHMI? </li></ul><ul><li>What does BHMI do? </li></ul><ul><li>What is BHMI’s internship program, and why do we have one? </li></ul><ul><li>How does BHMI select new hires? </li></ul><ul><li>What advice do I have to give? </li></ul>Objective
  3. 3. <ul><li>Who is BHMI? </li></ul><ul><li>What is BHMI’s expertise? </li></ul><ul><li>When are BHMI solutions needed? </li></ul><ul><li>What is BHMI’s internship program? </li></ul><ul><li>Why BHMI’s internship program? </li></ul><ul><li>How does BHMI select new hires? </li></ul><ul><li>Career selection advice </li></ul><ul><li>Advice for success </li></ul>Agenda
  4. 4. <ul><li>Software solutions provider known for implementing core business applications </li></ul><ul><li>Extensive HP NonStop, UNIX & Windows NT platform expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Headquartered in Omaha, NE since 1986 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Celebrating 25 years in Business </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Associations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HP PartnerOne Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP ZLE Consultant and System Integrator (C/SI) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle Partner Program </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Certified Solution Provider (MCSP) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Broadly-based vertical expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Financial services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Telephony </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Call centers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation </li></ul></ul>Who Is BHMI?
  5. 5. <ul><li>Consulting Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feasibility studies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed assessments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical evaluations </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Architecture design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Proof of concept </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Development Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Systems design </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Application development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acceptance testing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Documentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software management and enhancement </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-Going Support </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Maintenance agreements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Retainer agreements </li></ul></ul>Who Is BHMI?
  6. 6. <ul><li>Software Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>C, C++, Java, .NET </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Cross-Platform Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NonStop, UNIX, Windows NT, LINUX </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Internet Development </li></ul><ul><ul><li>HTML, JavaScript, Java applets/servlets, Seam, XHTML </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Internet connectivity, Intranet connectivity </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Relational Databases </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Oracle, SQL Server, NonStop SQL, DB2, Sybase </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Industry Standard & Custom Protocols </li></ul><ul><ul><li>TCP/IP, X.25, SNA/SDLC </li></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s expertise?
  7. 7. <ul><li>In-house development equipment </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows NT clusters </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>UNIX (HP-UX, Solaris, Linux, AIX) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HP NonStop (NS2000, S74000) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Connect customers to BHMI Corporate Development Center via the Internet </li></ul><ul><li>Use own C++ libraries and database access interfaces that support platform independent development </li></ul><ul><li>Conduct software management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Release management, version control and tracking </li></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s expertise?
  8. 8. What is BHMI’s expertise? Requirements Gathering Architecture Design External Specification Ongoing Support Software Development Unit & System Testing Installation & Acceptance Testing System Deployment Training System Documentation
  9. 9. When are BHMI solutions needed? Electronic Bill Payment CIBC EFT Settlement Processing Fiserv EFT Call Center & Telemarketing West Cellular Fraud Detection Verisign Prepaid & Stored Value Verizon Sales & Ticketing Greyhound Weather Message Switch FAA Wireless Asset Tracking Wherify Wireless Inventory Tracking Union Pacific Health Risk Management SimplyWell Solution Customer
  10. 10. When are BHMI solutions needed? Provider Portal BCBS Language Learning Modules SCOLA Natural Gas Trading System Tenaska Pivot Control System Valmont Ship Cars Now Ship Cars Now Concourse-TMS MasterCard Concourse-ESP NYCE, BOH, PCB, Everlink Solution Customer
  11. 11. <ul><li>Benefits for BHMI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide method to evaluate students for potential hire </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Establish culture where new ideas are introduced into the </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire staff to perform junior level functions, frees up senior </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>staff </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Embark on ‘wish list’ projects where resources are slim </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Benefits for Students </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire project experience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to project deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encounter unknown problem set </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use new tool sets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Develop interpersonal communication </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Learning from senior level staff </li></ul></ul>Why BHMI’s Internship Program?
  12. 12. <ul><li>Highlights </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Over 70+ Interns at BHMI in last 11 years </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>71 Interns, 6 Current Interns, 20% Hire Rate </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sessions and Entrance Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>January – May, June – August, September – December </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Computer Science, MIS, Computer Engineering, GPA 3.6 or higher, Junior/Senior </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned to projects with increased complexity over time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>12 to 40 hours per week, flexible schedule set by student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assigned on projects as junior team members </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exposure to contemporary technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>C++, JAVA, J2EE, Python, XML, HTML, Javascript </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>DB2, Oracle, NonStop SQL/MP and others </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eclipse, Source Code Management, JIRA, WAPT </li></ul></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s Internship Program?
  13. 13. <ul><li>Selection Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Real-World Technical Interviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Tailored Technical Questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Learning Opportunity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Important Criteria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Candidates rated against peers </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Grades hold high weight </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>BHMI Geek Factor (Litmus test of interest) </li></ul></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s Internship Program?
  14. 14. <ul><li>Orientation Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimal Training </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Timekeeping </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Build upon knowledge </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Python Simulators </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Expand Industry Knowledge (Read Specifications) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Testing Tools </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignment to Team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Source Code Management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Development Environment </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire Industry Expertise </li></ul></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s Internship Program?
  15. 15. <ul><li>Results Process </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Assignments with Increasing Complexity </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Test Scripts </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>User Interfaces </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>File Import / Export / Reporting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>System Admin / Macros </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Application Business Logic </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Software Deployment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Software code reviews </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Quality Assurance Testing </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Experience through participation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>High Quality Deliverables </li></ul></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s Internship Program?
  16. 16. <ul><li>Example Intern Assignments </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Telco Message Emulator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Automated Batch Test Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety of Server and Client Test Emulators </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows CE Event Viewer </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DHTML Help and Print Screens </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DHTML Screen Mockups </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Message Translation Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communications Trace Tool </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISO Mediation Device </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>J2EE Database Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>GIS Spatial Queries </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>JAVA Application Services </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Evaluate Enterprise Monitoring Tools </li></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s Internship Program?
  17. 17. <ul><li>Risks for BHMI </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Investment in student does not result in production </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drain on staff time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ad-hoc attendance schedule jeopardizes deliverables </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of understanding interrupts team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rewrite of delivered components </li></ul></ul>What is BHMI’s Internship Program?
  18. 18. <ul><li>Evaluation Criteria </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current technology skill-set vs. current need </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Book Smart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Capable of “getting something done” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ability to operate independently and in a team </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Good fit for the organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear communication (both written and verbal) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rated against peer group </li></ul></ul>How does BHMI select new hires?
  19. 19. <ul><li>General career selection advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pick a career that interests you. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Will the work environment fit your personality? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>IT career selection advice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know there is more to programming than just mobile apps. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Understand the differences between Hardware and Software? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you enjoy programming applications in your spare time? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you enjoy solving complex problems? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do you enjoy learning and applying new technologies? </li></ul></ul>Career selection advice
  20. 20. <ul><li>Office Tips </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions and take good notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be punctual </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Acquire a set of valuable and usable skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize yourself, procrastination does not pay </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the web and research, research, research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do not reinvent the wheel, find an example, or leverage seniors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a strong attempt but don’t spin your wheels, ask for advice </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on company needs and company requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Win with kindness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Honesty is the best policy (If you can’t do it, admit it) </li></ul></ul>Advice for success
  21. 21. <ul><li>BHMI </li></ul><ul><li>BHMI internship program </li></ul><ul><li>BHMI new hire selection criteria </li></ul><ul><li>Advice </li></ul>Recap
  22. 22. <ul><li>http://www.bhmi.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.concoursefinancialsoftware.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.concoursetms.com/ </li></ul>BHMI Web Presence
  23. 23. (800) 610-BHMI  www.bhmi.com
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