Software engineer Intern at The Walt Disney Company

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Duration
Placement (5-9 Months)
Region
Remote
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Roles
Computer Science Computer and Systems Engineering

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5/5

Skills
5
Responsibilities
5
Support & Guidance
5
Culture
5
Your Impressions
5

Role Description

Worked as a software engineer intern for Disney Streaming. Helped my team build internal tooling to help manage their services.

Overview

1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis.

I was involved in all aspects, I took part in day to day meetings with the team. I was responsible for my own real-life project which is actively used by the team , it was an incredible experience. I had one to one training available at all times, in addition to team based training and training provided for the org. I also contributed to the code base, and was actively involved in decision making.

Skills

2. Have you learnt any new skills, or developed your existing skills?

I have learned many new technical skills throughout my placement: - SCALA http4s, ZIO and cats effect - terraform - AWS - Jenkins - drone.io - javascript - react - typescript I also developed my communication skills and presentation skills. My social anxiety has improved drastically. I am also able to write tickets and refine them. I have a much better understanding of the software development lifecycle.

How would you rate the training provided during your experience?

5 /5

How would you rate your development of industry-specific skills during the experience?

5 /5

How would you rate your development of personal / soft skills during the experience?

5 /5

Please rate how these skills have helped you in your career development

5 /5

Responsibilities

3. Were you given much responsibility during your placement / internship?

Yes, I was treated like an everyday member of the team.I was given the same responsibilities and my tasks were treated the same way as any other task was.

Please rate how meaningful the work you were doing was

5 /5

Support & Guidance

4. How much support and guidance did you receive during your placement / internship?

I was given a lot of support, I has 1 to 1 training available at all times. All members of the team offered me support when needed. I never felt like I was inferior , or that my questions weren't valuable. I was also given training in any area I wanted and was invited to take part in all activities. I also had my mentors and team members check on me on a regular basis.

How would you rate the support and guidance from your line manager?

5 /5

How would you rate the support and guidance from the wider team?

5 /5

Culture

5. What was the company culture and general atmosphere like?

It was an incredibly accepting and inclusive environment. We had regular sessions where we discuss any technical or general issues we had anonymously. Mental health is extremely important, and everyone is treated equally. My managers and directors and always involved which makes us feel like there is no social hierarchy. Every question is taken seriously and no question is stupid ! which made it easy for anyone to express how they felt.

How would you rate the inclusiveness of the culture?

5 /5

How would you rate the social opportunities?

5 /5

How would you rate the diversity initiatives?

5 /5

How would you rate the charity, sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives?

5 /5

Your Impressions

6. To what extent did you enjoy your placement / internship?

This placement was life changing for me, it really helped me develop as a person and in my field. I learned a lot of new things and I am so excited about whats coming! I am much more comfortable in professional environments, and in my field. I started the internship very lost in my career and this has helped me answer all the questions!

Please rate your level of enjoyment on your placement / internship

5 /5

Please rate how your experience met your expectations

5 /5

Please rate the future employment prospects at The Walt Disney Company

5 /5

7. Would you recommend The Walt Disney Company to a friend?

Yes

8. What advice would you give to others applying to The Walt Disney Company

Be yourself, and honest about your skills ! It will help you a lot in your learning, and your confidence. Remember skills can be taught and don't be afraid to ask questions. If you know the foundation and are determined you are good to go