Robert S. Goodfriend Summer Internship Fund Recipient
If my time at Bowdoin has taught me anything, it is that I am a woman of many passions. I am currently a sophomore and apart from being an active member of student organizations such as Masque & Gown, Out Allies, Bowdoin Women in Computer Science, and Howell House, I have taken classes in sixteen different departments, worked five different on-campus jobs, and am pursuing a double major with a minor in three entirely disjoint departments (Computer Science, Hispanic Studies, and Theater). Some may say I am all over the place, but I say I’m thriving. I am never truly satisfied unless I am actively challenging myself in several different fields at once. This is the foundation of why I believe interning for Soluciones Generales de Ingenería (SGI) in Zaragoza, Spain, will be the perfect balance for my summer 2017.
Furthermore, because SGI is still a rather small business—and I will be its first and only intern this summer—this internship provides the unique opportunity to learn new skills in an environment where I will be given a lot of guidance and personal attention as I get to pursue tangible, hands-on projects that are relevant and crucial to the overall operations of the company. I believe my patience, work ethic, resilience and curiosity will allow me not only to take advantage of every opportunity this internship presents, but also to overcome the difficulties of the language and cultural barriers that may present themselves over the course of the summer.
Lastly, I have spent the past two summers working between forty and sixty-five hours a week juggling two to three minimum wage jobs. I would love the opportunity to fully commit this time and energy over the summer towards my fields. I firmly believe the wide variety of life lessons, programming skills and business networks abroad that I will develop through SGI will greatly assist my pursuit of an internship at a larger company, such as Google or Pixar, next summer, and launch me into a successful international career in computer science.
- Date October 16, 2017
- Tags 2017, Europe, Science, Sophomore