Inside Eliza Careers: Meet our Interns

Eliza Corporation is proud of its Internship Program, and works closely with local colleges to give students a hands on experience in a professional work environment. We believe in giving students who are interested in computer science a first-hand experience in a corporate setting, exposure to what a technology company does, and guidance in their future careers.

In this blog, hear directly from Amanda Ciampa- SQL Intern and Jordan Ferullo-IT Intern as they share their first-hand experience interning at Eliza. For more information about the Eliza Internship Program, please contact Paula Reynolds, VP of Human Resources at: preynolds@elizacorp.com

 

MEET OUR INTERNS:

Amanda Ciampa - SQL Intern, Engineering

I am a senior at Endicott College currently studying Computer Science and I’m interning at Eliza Corporation for my fall semester. I was a little nervous at first since I did not know what to expect. I wanted an internship where I could both learn and be challenged. So far, Eliza has provided exactly that.

Starting my first week here, I have already learned more than expected. I've also been challenged with writing a Python script right off the bat. I am part of the SQA team; coding and testing scripts, attending daily scrum meetings, using GitHub, setting up Jenkins jobs, among other tasks.  I am picking up new things and there is still a lot learn here and I am glad to be aboard this adventure.

My supervisor, Jennifer Marks, Build and Release Engineer/Scrum Master has been wonderful in making me feel welcome, guiding me through projects, being very patient, offering suggestions, and answering any questions. She has also introduced me to other colleagues to get more comfortable working here. My technical lead, Ellen Johansen has also been equally as wonderful; teaching me everything there is to know about Eliza, helping me learn new platforms and programs, giving me confidence about my coding skills, bringing me to scrum meetings, as well as offering great guidance.

Interning at Eliza Corporation has been a fun and exciting experience. Both Jennifer and Ellen, as well as everyone else here, have made me feel at home starting from day one. I was given a warm welcome, my own cubicle, and a fancy little ID card. I am looking forward to having Eliza help me grow as a Computer Science major, and as an individual, with the many days of my internship to come.

 

Jordan Ferullo – IT Intern, Corporate IT

 

I am an Engineering student in my Senior year at Umass Lowell.  My experience at Eliza has been both a tough and fun learning experience. My first few weeks here were challenging in terms of trying to remember all the different steps I had to take in order to complete my day to day workload, but as time went on I became much more competent and independent. Dean Leahy, James Carter, John Reid, John Puopolo and many others have all taught me so much in my short few months of working here and made my experience extremely enjoyable.  Whether it be managing user accounts in active directory, installing new hardware, managing assets in our asset tracking system, or anything in between, I know that I am surrounded by intelligent individuals who are willing to help me with any problem that I may face. Moving forward I hope to continue learning as much as I can and grow as both an individual and a professional.

For more information on our intern program, please contact Paula Reynolds, VP of Human Resources at: preynolds@elizacorp.com

 

 

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