As the saying goes, “Time flies when you’re having fun!” It’s hard to believe that our first group of summer interns departed last week. Before their time at Esri ends, each intern has the opportunity to give a short presentation to their peers and mentors on what they’ve worked on over the summer. Here are highlights from two recent presentations.
Sara, who will graduate next spring from the University of South Carolina with a master’s in geography, worked on the Technical Advisory Team in Professional Services. The projects she was involved in included creating demos for ArcGIS Boot Camp for a client using their own data, assisting with demos for an Esri user group meeting in Peru, working on an iPad app, and creating a SharePoint site that will be used by all Esri tech advisors in Redlands as well as our regional offices. Sara most enjoyed her interaction with clients from the different industries in which Esri software is used.
Chris, interning for a third year at Esri, is working in Defense Services in Professional Services. He will graduate next spring from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania with a bachelor’s in computer science. The two main projects Chris was involved in were an Android Augmented Reality Framework demo and Flex demos, some of which were shown at the recent Esri User Conference in San Diego. He said appreciated the hands-on experience he gained working with Esri technology.
Stacey, who graduated in May from the University of Miami with a master’s in geography and regional studies, interned as an Educational Specialist on the Content Team in Educational Services. She was heavily involved in creating a new online training course, available later this month, entitled Authoring Web Maps Using ArcGIS Online. Stacey enjoyed working with people who have expertise in both GIS and education.
Deepak is also an intern on the Technical Advisory Team in Professional Services and comes to Esri with seven years of work experience in various multinational companies. He will graduate this December with an MBA from the University of Arizona. Deepak’s internship focused on managing large technology projects and developing technology strategies for clients. Read more.Gonzalo, who graduated this year with a master’s in environmental and water resources engineering from the University of Texas, Austin, interned in the Mapping Center. His main project was working on the World Hydro Basemap, which used ArcHydro. Gonzalo said he enjoyed developing something useful for the natural resources sciences but also cool that he could show to his friends and family.
Mike spent his summer interning in the Technical Marketing Department on the solutions team. He will be returning to Virginia Tech this fall to pursue a master’s in geography. His projects included developing a major disaster management map for utility companies, a spatial statistics crash analysis map that identified areas with higher than expected traffic accidents, and an alternative fuel stations map for ArcGIS Online. Mike said that his internship helped him see GIS in a different way and liked learning about how it is applied to other solutions.
Andrew, who is obtaining his PhD in geography from the University of Southern Mississippi, worked in Product Development on the Mapping Team. His internship started with preparing and printing wall maps to be displayed at the User Conference, and then he recreated them as web maps and web map applications on ArcGIS Online. This project required the manipulation of complex symbology of each layer before publishing. Andrew said the internship definitely taught him how important it is to pay attention to details.
As always, it’s been great having interns with us this summer, and we wish them all the best as their either return to school this fall or start their new career, whether it’s at Esri or some other great organization.