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Internship Experiences

Learning the next generation of technology at IBM and The Port Authority of NY & NJ


In the summer of 2018, I was given the great opportunity to intern at IBM Watson in Denver, CO with a team who worked on the Natural Language Understanding API. This opportunity gave me great exposure to agile and scrum development, while learning about new production technologies like Kubernetes and Docker. As a DevOps intern, my task was to build a deployment pipeline that could handle automated deployments. To accomplish this, I started by creating a robust deployment vertification test suite written in NodeJS using testing frameworks like Mocha and Chai. I then set up the deployment pipeline using Jenkins and other internal IBM tools. This freed up considerable time for the team of developers who had to roll out new deployments many times a weeks to ensure nea features, bug fixes, and new expanding data centers were reached out to customers as soon as possible. By automating this process, I feel like I saved the team a great deal of time while also ensuring that the software API functions as expected, with over 400 end to end tests, unit tests, correctness tests, completion tests, and more. I also made a seperate test suite to ensure the stability of all machine learning models on the network. Through this project I learned a great deal in terms of new technologies, working in teams, and learning new things on the go.

The Port Authority of NY & NJ

I've spent the summers of 2016 and 2017 interning at The Port Authority of NY & NJ in NYC learning the ins and outs of professional engineering. In the summer of 2016, I worked with the PATH train construction team, helping with major projects which included the update and replacement of the Christopher St. Substation, which powers the PATH train route going to 33rd St. This was a very rewarding experience, as I worked with many experienced engineers on complex development projects that required a lot of teamwork and coordination. The summer of 2017, I spent at the PA Bus Terminal in Manhattan, NY in the construction management office. The bulk of the work I did included reviewing submittals, which consisted of parts and equipment specifications given by contractors, creating labor and material estimates, and inspecting contractor work and making sure it aligns with meets contract specifications. These experiences have greatly boosted my confidence about working in the industry, and provided me with invaluable learning experiences with working in teams, meeting deadlines, and networking.