Internship Program

2021

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YEAR 3, Information Engineering, CUHK

Anthony Chan

My 2.5 months internship was focused on developing a mobile app, which I have found useful in getting insights through the development and maintenance process of it. I have had the opportunity to develop my ability in learning a new programming language, Python.

On top of acquiring new skills, I also had the opportunity to further my skills in guideline writing, which I discovered to be crucial. As an Information Engineering student, the experience of reading a guideline is countless. Writing, on the other hand, is a completely new experience for me. The main objective of the guideline is to help others, even someone who does not understand Python, to be able to take over my job. Guideline writing is an important skill for programmers, especially for codes that do not require frequent updates. To make the program more readable, programmers usually will add a footnote near some function or code. Guidelines will help other programmers or even later yourself to understand the code in a short period of time. My skills in writing detailed and comprehensible guidelines has definitely improved after this experience.

Buds Never Stop is the first technology company in my career. As part of the team, I participated in building up a database for their crowdsourcing app, BudsPhoto, which provided me an even more diverse experience in app development. Due to the start-up nature of the company, I also had hands on experience in visualization of data patterns and correlations, designing and engineering of app features. On the data science front, I also assisted with analysis and optimization of the neural network models, which broadened my exposure in the technology space.

Buds Never Stop is a young company, with flexible style of working, offering a work-hard-play-hard experience. The company organizes social events such as movie night, from time to time additional to gaming lunch, breakfast sharing etc. The company is full of vitality which I enjoyed.

Overall, I am satisfied with my internship in Buds Never Stop. It helped me broaden my horizons in the technology industry and increased my ability of problem-solving and written communications. I will definitely recommend this internship program to my friends and peers.

2020

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Year 3, B Eng Biomedical Engineering, CUHK

Dayan Melisov

During my internship period, I have learned several important lessons on personal responsibility, and how not to fall into stress and despair. I have also got a glimpse of understanding of how the corporate world operates and how should one act to succeed in it.

Personal responsibility is an important issue, especially when people work in a group or in a large corporation and rely on one another to produce goods or provide services. Each element in the system is dependent on each other and that binds everyone quite strongly. If one misbehaves or works inefficiently, slowing the whole team down, it will negatively affect the company; and therefore customers, the people who trust the organization, may get an unsatisfactory experience. The responsibility is the feeling that brings so much stress and misery if you fail to do the job properly. But it is the same feeling that wakes you up in the morning and inspires you to work hard because you can contribute so much to society through your efforts.

I was new to the actual work environment in the industry. At Buds Never Stop, I enjoyed the internship pretty well. I was doing the small task to help and facilitate my supervisor with his work, including visualization of data patterns and correlations, designing and engineering of features, analysis, and optimization of the neural network models. Besides that, I learned a lot from our CEO during casual talks. He pointed out how important it is to truly understand and excel in your field of expertise and moreover, know how to apply theoretical knowledge and bring people and their ideas together to produce something useful and meaningful. I also understand that regardless of profession, the ability to speak, write, and present ideas clearly are always the most valuable skills one should have. It is very difficult to coordinate and work together if even one of the team members cannot deliver his thoughts properly.

Overall, I am satisfied with my internship experience. It significantly changed the course of my life. It helped me to broaden my horizons in this state of uncertainty about what one should do after graduation. I will definitely recommend this internship program to my friends and peers.