My time at Intel was extremely valuable experience. I met a lot of wonderful people who are very knowledgeable on the field of FPGAs and embedded systems. They always offered me a lot of support throughout my internship. Besides that I really liked the work environment and that It is very easy to interact with other teams.
I was working on projects and tasks that involved working with deliverables for our customers so I felt that I was doing something useful and valuable for my team and for the company itself. Additionally, I felt that my opinion was relevant and that I was an important part of the team.
My manager assigned a full time employee to be my mentor. My mentor guided me for the full year and this 1:1 support gave me the opportunity to learn from an expert on the field. Besides the help from my mentor I regularly had 1:1 meetings with my manager with a lot of extra guidance.
Even though there were a few times when I was really busy with some deliverables, the work environment is quite relaxed and I felt that I had enough time to complete all my tasks.
I worked on some important projects which directly involved me in the development cycle of various deliverables for Intel customers. I really liked this as I felt that my work was really appreciated and important for the team.
I acquired soft and hard skills during my internship at Intel. Regarding hard skills I learned how to use some of the cutting edge technologies used in FPGA development. I also had the chance to learn new programming languages and I could as well improve my RTL skills. Regarding soft skills I improved my communication, time-management and team-working skills.
People in the office were very kind and friendly. They were always happy to help. Additionally, the atmosphere was very relaxed with a lot of people doing sports during lunch breaks and it was also really nice that I was not really restricted to wear a formal clothes.
Even though it was the first time that my office was having interns, I think they organised it really well and I felt supported the whole time.
The company looked after its employees really well. There was a recognition system in which Intel encouraged employees to prize colleagues who show the company's core values.
Sports and Social Club
There was a good number of interns at the office so it felt nice that I was not the only one, It was also good that we became close and we met up outside the office.
Placement Year (10 Months+)
Computer and Systems Engineering
21st July 2020