Putting theory into practice
“Learning the theory at universities builds the foundation of knowledge, but when students get to do things hands-on, they will learn how to make use of that knowledge,” Rommy Rempas, senior manager Software Development said about the internship program that Mitrais regularly participate in.
Starting from last week, Mitrais is welcoming three interns who are going to stay with us until mid-August. They are working for the Mitrais’ Software Development business unit, developing software that will help Mitrais with its internal development.
“We are getting started,” Fredric Sanjaya from University of Indonesia explained about the progress of project given to them, “right now we are researching about the software that we are going to make, so there isn’t much action yet.”
Edward Samuel, a Bandung Institute of Technology (ITB) student, added, “We were briefed at the beginning of this project and our deliverables will be reviewed at every stage. If we don’t understand, we can ask Adi about it.”
Achmad Afriadi, affectionately called Adi, is one of Mitrais software engineers who will be supervising their project until the end of their internship.
When asked about how they feel working at the company so far, Sharon Loh, also a student from ITB, said, “Working at Mitrais is different than what I expected. The atmosphere is cozier than I thought and the people are warm and welcoming.” The sentiment was echoed by her friends. “It’s a nice place to work at.”
This internship program is a part of Mitrais’ corporate social responsibility program that aims to improve the quality of Indonesian IT professionals by cooperating with educational institutes so we can meet the industry’s increasing demands.
We hope you can learn a lot at Mitrais, Sharon, Fredric, and Edward!