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Make your internship "worth it"

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A guide to make most IT related internships successful

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Make your internship "worth it"

  1. 1. Make yourMake your internshipinternship "worth it""worth it" Marian Marinov Chief System Architect SiteGround.com
  2. 2. Who am I?
  3. 3. Who am I? Chief System Architect of SiteGround.com
  4. 4. Who am I? Po-ka Chief System Architect of SiteGround.com
  5. 5. Why would I talk about internship?
  6. 6. Why would I talk about internship? I'm from Dobrich...I'm from Dobrich...
  7. 7. Why would I talk about internship? I'm from Dobrich...I'm from Dobrich... I graduated from OTME M.V.Lomonosov
  8. 8. Why would I talk about internship? I'm from Dobrich...I'm from Dobrich... I graduated from OTME M.V.Lomonosov I HAD TO attend 3 internships while in high-school
  9. 9. Mandatory internships - required written proof that you worked for A COMPANY
  10. 10. Mandatory internships - required written proof that you worked for A COMPANY 1. I worked in the company of my mother
  11. 11. Mandatory internships - required written proof that you worked for A COMPANY 1. I worked in the company of my mother - totally irrelevant
  12. 12. Mandatory internships - required written proof that you worked for A COMPANY 1. I worked in the company of my mother - totally irrelevant - I did however wrote that it was a sysadmin internship :)
  13. 13. 2. Practicum for metal working
  14. 14. 2. Practicum for metal working - again not relevant to my major :)
  15. 15. 2. Practicum for metal working - again not relevant to my major :) - we found that you can hurt your self in differrent ways
  16. 16. So why is internshipSo why is internship so important?so important?
  17. 17. So why is internshipSo why is internship so important?so important?
  18. 18. So why is internshipSo why is internship so important?so important? - experience
  19. 19. So why is internshipSo why is internship so important?so important? - experience - the examples I gave are far from a good experience
  20. 20. - it can be the push to your life's career- it can be the push to your life's career
  21. 21. - it can be the push to your life's career- it can be the push to your life's career - or the best game that- or the best game that you will play in your lifeyou will play in your life
  22. 22. - it can be the push to your life's career- it can be the push to your life's career - or the best game that- or the best game that you will play in your lifeyou will play in your life - or it may not be for you- or it may not be for you
  23. 23. NO, you should not expectNO, you should not expect financial benefitsfinancial benefits
  24. 24. NO, you should not expectNO, you should not expect financial benefitsfinancial benefits NO, you should notNO, you should not expect to have momexpect to have mom looking over yourlooking over your shouldershoulder
  25. 25. If you manage to put yourself If you manage to put yourself  in the right companyin the right company
  26. 26. If you manage to put yourself If you manage to put yourself  in the right companyin the right company           you may never work you may never work  a day in your life...a day in your life...
  27. 27. If you manage to put yourself If you manage to put yourself  in the right companyin the right company           you may never work you may never work  a day in your life...a day in your life...
  28. 28. If you happen to choose If you happen to choose  the WRONG COMPANYthe WRONG COMPANY
  29. 29. If you happen to choose If you happen to choose  the WRONG COMPANYthe WRONG COMPANY ­ you will work on projects  that NOBODY wants to work on
  30. 30. If you happen to choose If you happen to choose  the WRONG COMPANYthe WRONG COMPANY ­ you will work on projects  that NOBODY wants to work on ­ there would be no mentoring
  31. 31. If you happen to choose If you happen to choose  the WRONG COMPANYthe WRONG COMPANY ­ you will work on projects  that NOBODY wants to work on ­ there would be no mentoring ­ new tech may be even forbidden
  32. 32. If you happen to choose If you happen to choose  the WRONG COMPANYthe WRONG COMPANY ­ you will work on projects  that NOBODY wants to work on ­ there would be no mentoring ­ new tech may be even forbidden ­ and you will end up saying  ­ its just work 
  33. 33. So... choose wiselySo... choose wisely
  34. 34. How to get How to get  this PERFECT this PERFECT  internship?internship?
  35. 35. MOST IMPORTANTLYMOST IMPORTANTLY ­ ­ show that you want to learnshow that you want to learn
  36. 36. MOST IMPORTANTLYMOST IMPORTANTLY ­ ­ show that you want to learnshow that you want to learn - show that you can think- show that you can think
  37. 37. MOST IMPORTANTLYMOST IMPORTANTLY ­ ­ show that you want to learnshow that you want to learn - show that you can think- show that you can think - be honnest- be honnest
  38. 38. MOST IMPORTANTLYMOST IMPORTANTLY ­ ­ show that you want to learnshow that you want to learn - show that you can think- show that you can think - be honnest- be honnest - work on FOSS projects- work on FOSS projects
  39. 39. MOST IMPORTANTLYMOST IMPORTANTLY ­ ­ show that you want to learnshow that you want to learn - show that you can think- show that you can think - be honnest- be honnest - work on FOSS projects- work on FOSS projects - show your own projects- show your own projects
  40. 40. MOST IMPORTANTLYMOST IMPORTANTLY ­ ­ show that you want to learnshow that you want to learn - show that you can think- show that you can think - be honnest- be honnest - work on FOSS projects- work on FOSS projects - show your own projects- show your own projects - even if they don't ask- even if they don't ask for your projects...for your projects... you HAVE to show themyou HAVE to show them
  41. 41. Make your internship  successful
  42. 42. If you are a company, planning  If you are a company, planning  on creating or improving  on creating or improving  an internship program an internship program
  43. 43. at the end of the Internship...
  44. 44. at the end of the Internship... ● it is not required that the intern liked his colleagues or management
  45. 45. at the end of the Internship... ● it is not required that the intern liked his colleagues or management ● the intern may not stay to work for the company
  46. 46. at the end of the Internship... the only the only successful successful InternshipInternship is the one where is the one where the Internthe Intern   is happy is happy  with what he have learnedwith what he have learned
  47. 47. Marian Marinov ­ Chief System ArchitectMarian Marinov ­ Chief System Architect

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