Major: Computer Science and Information Systems
Hometown: Austin, MN
Internship: Jr. Software Developer Intern, Summer 2017
Employer: Open Access Technology International, Inc., Mpls.
Future: Completing a second internship in Summer 2018, with Securian Financial in St. Paul, as an Application Developer
OATI provides software solutions tightly integrated with the data powering the North American energy infrastructure. Their solutions allow utilities to optimize their power supply management efforts.
“This internship provided me with a professional environment to grow as a developer. I worked with a variety of tools and coding languages throughout the summer. With the tools and training in new languages provided, I completed many projects; I worked on a landing page website, cross browser compatibility issues for existing products, created interfaces to display information, file import application, and web services to process XML”.
“… I also developed more experience and learned a great deal when it comes to the professional workplace. I worked with a team on site along with a development team in India. Communication was key. I learned how to work efficiently, learned how to find answers on my own…, communicate with others and become more confident in myself”.
One piece of advice I would offer fellow students is – “Outside of the coding aspect I was able to bond with coworkers by playing basketball and soccer weekly. I would highly recommend interns to get active and meet new people, make new friends. It makes the experience that much more enjoyable”.