Archive for June, 2014

Why We Love Summer Internships (And You Should, Too!)

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

For the last several years here at XYPRO, we have been developing a summer internship program and we’re thrilled with the results!

A XYPRO Internship is not an ordinary “fetch coffee” internship. The XYPRO Internship Program provides motivated and qualified students an opportunity to gain real, hands-on experience, receive valuable on-the-job training and to learn about the variety of roles involved in running a software development company. We also value mentorship as an extremely important function of a successful internship. Mentors allow interns to develop and grow in the areas they’re most interested in. Each one of our interns are partnered with a mentor, either a developer, engineer, administrator or manager to best guide them down their areas of interest.

We have happily discovered that the type of student that applies for an internship is generally a self-starter already. At XYPRO, we are very lucky to be surrounded by many colleges and universities from which we recruit for our intern program and for several years now, we have been enjoying the benefits of recruiting from a pool of highly motivated students that bring enthusiasm, curiosity and boundless energy into the company. With their youth comes a perspective and life experience that has never NOT used computers in their everyday life. In their minds, literally anything can be accomplished with technology.

Many of our interns have ended up staying on for an extended period of time while they finish school and some have even been brought on board and are now full-time employees! It’s a win-win situation. XYPRO benefits from their go-get-em attitude while at the same time introducing a whole new generation to the world of HP NonStop and Information Security.

Steve Tcherchian, CISSP
XYPRO Technology

Pictured are some of our current and former XYPRO interns, including Drew (center) my former intern and new IT Systems Administrator

Pictured are some of our current and former XYPRO interns, including Drew (center) my former intern and new IT Systems Administrator