This summer we have heard from Champlain students with internships at all sorts of businesses across the country. As we ring in August, we talked to a rising senior who has been working with a major company all summer to help them develop some big solutions.
Wil Hahn ‘14
TJX Companies Inc., Framingham, Massachusetts
Hahn is majoring in Computer Networking and Information Security at Champlain College with specializations in cybersecurity. Hahn landed a summer internship with TJX Companies, Inc., the global, off-price value retailer. TJX is the parent company of T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods and Sierra Trading Post in the U.S.; Winners, HomeSense and Marshalls in Canada; and T.K. Maxx and HomeSense in Europe.
Hahn is a solution engineering intern in the IT – Global Solution Delivery department. His resume was referred to TJX and he was chosen to complete an online interview. A month later, he had two phone interviews and was then offered an intership the next day. TJX’s corporate internship program offers experience in the corporate side of the retail industry.
Hahn is participating in a development process improvement group. He is learning the software development lifecycle and how the development team performs certain tasks in particular phases. Hahn’s focus is learning about the software estimation process. His duties have included: setup and conduct meetings, publish meeting notes and agendas, document process flow changes, create and publish an internal team survey and update a Solution Engineer’s user’s manual based on feedback collected from team members. In addition to the IT work, he is a member of a team of interns who meet weekly to develop a presentation to the TJX executives around a new business area.
“On a day-to-day basis I get to see the inner workings of a large company from a business perspective rather than security. I am able to participate in conversations about projects than range from less than $100,000 to upwards of $5 million and could take a few months to implement to multiple years.”
If you (or someone you know) have a summer internship you want to talk about email me at email@example.com! To read up on other awesome internships we’ve written about, check out the students working with Competitive Computing, True Office, The Uprising Creative, Google, Element productions, GE Healthcare, YMCA Camp Bay View, Abominable Pictures, MySightSee, and CBS.