The 2015 class of interns recently completed their internships and spring/summer co-op sessions at CMA. We welcomed them and thank them for bringing their unique strengths to CMA. We thought we would post a few words from former interns about their experiences.
From Marshall Shortledge, WIC Software Developer (RPI)
Internships can be very hit or miss in terms of the responsibilities placed upon you and the interaction with the team and company. CMA is very much a hit. Right away I was interacting with the team, implementing features, fixing bugs, asking questions, and seeing results. There was always something for me to do but I never felt stressed about it. Everyone in the company is very friendly and I was actually excited to go to work in the morning. Working at CMA gave me the skills and knowledge that no classroom could. It was a priceless experience that I would recommend taking if you have the opportunity.
From Alex Hart, State WIC Developer Intern (RPI)
Working for CMA has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. From gaining indispensable technical knowledge to forming professional relationships, my time here at CMA has positively benefitted me as a person. Being given work that directly impacted the projects I was a part of has challenged me individually to grow and pick up on new skills faster than ever before in my life. The feeling of community is the thing I will miss most about CMA, because working alongside such genuine peers made me truly feel like part of the family.
From Ben Wagner, Market Research Intern (RPI)
When accepting this Co-op at CMA Consulting I had no clue what to expect as it was my first “real work experience.” Working a Co-op at CMA Consulting Services definitely beat my expectations, as my work was well received and actually used. I met many great people. I did not feel pressured beyond reason. I learned much about Marketing as well as many other business subjects, such as Finance, and my boss was very supportive and kind to me. Overall I don’t think there could have been many better ways to really get myself exposed to real world business than an eight-month Co-op, especially when the company really puts value on those that work for it. What I realized from doing a Co-op was that a three month internship is actually almost no time to really get to know the company and work they do. This eight month experience let me fully see how the company works in a long period of almost a full year. The Co-op experience allowed me to really engross myself in a working life and hopefully what is to come.
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