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SE Spotlight: 2018 Summer Interns

August 05, 2018 | Posted in:

SE Data Points, SE Team

Posted by Blair Colby

In this quarter's SE Spotlight, we decided to highlight the amazing interns  who are with us over the summer. This talented group of students and graduates joined Systems Engineering (SE) to receive real-world job experience and hone the skills they already have while learning new ones. SE Spotlight provides a brief look at our 2018 interns:

Name:  Adam BarberAdam Barber_SysEng 2018 Intern
Department: Help Desk
School: Southern Maine Community College

SE: What you are looking forward to learning while at SE this summer?
Adam: I’m looking forward to increasing my knowledge of Exchange Server, Active Directory, Azure, VMWare, and SharePoint. I would also like to further familiarize myself with SE’s software and tech services.

SE: What do you like to do outside of work?
Adam: Although I took a hiatus from performing to concentrate on school, I play upright bass and guitar when outside of work. I also enjoy hiking, playing video games, and spending time with my stepson. I am constantly striving to learn new things and love discovering local craft beers in addition to new restaurants.



Name:  Jay Canlas
Department: Engineering 
 School: University of Southern MaineJay Canlas_SysEng 2018 Intern

SysEng: What do you hope to learn during your time at SE? 
Jay: I am curious to see how different clients are set up and how SE services them.  

SE: Something fun/interesting about you?
Jay:  I swam around the top of the Mariana Trench (the deepest part of the world's oceans at 36,069’).



Name: Christopher deWolf
Department: Infrastructure
School: Villanova UniversityChristopher deWolf_SysEng 2018 Intern

SE: What are you looking forward to learning while at SE this summer?
Christopher: I'm looking forward to learning how to configure network devices such as switches and routers. I’m curious to set up a secure and successful network. I am excited to meet as many people in the company as possible to see how each group interacts and communicates with clients to provide the best possible solution to fit their needs.

SE: What would your dream vacation be?
Christopher: I would absolutely love to spend time exploring and adventuring in either New Zealand or Alaska for a few weeks.



Name: Brennan Harvey
Department: Software/ Product Management
School: University of Southern Maine

Brennan Harvey_SysEng 2018 Intern

SE: What are you looking forward to learning while at SE this summer?
Brennan: I’m excited use the data analytics tools offered by Microsoft, specifically Power BI and Azure Machine Learning Studio.  I have no prior experience with data analytics, but Microsoft has seemingly taken the complexity out of being a data scientist with these tools.

SE: What are you passionate about?
Brennan: I'm into exercises of all types including hiking, biking, trail running with my dogs, snowboarding, yoga, and more.  My favorite is weight-lifting where I pick things up and put them back down.



Name: Margaret Smith
Department: Marketing
School: University of Southern Maine

Margaret Smith_SysEng 2018 Intern

SE: What are you looking forward to learning/ doing this summer at SE?
Margaret: I'm looking forward to learning about all the different tools that the marketing department has including marketing automation platforms, analytics, and campaign strategies. SE has a great work culture so I am excited to get to know the people who work here.

SE: What's something that we should know about you?
Margaret: I love pizza so much I could eat it every day. I've been keeping track of how many slices of pizza I eat in 2018 and I'm at 369 (as of August 6). The average American eats 46 slices a year (apparently).



Name: Kelly Tattersall
Department: Software
School: Tufts University

Kelly Tattersall_SysEng 2018 Intern

SE: What are you looking forward to learning at SE this summer?
Kelly: I'm looking forward to finding out more about what interests me in software in addition to developing lots of new skills. By the end of the summer, I hope to contribute some valuable work to my team.

SE: What is your guilty pleasure?
Kelly: BuzzFeed quizzes! I can get lost taking their ridiculous quizzes…one right after another.



Name: Donovan Taylor
Department: Project Management
School: Kennesaw State UniversityDonovan Taylor_SysEng 2018 Intern

SE: What are you looking forward to doing this summer at SE?
Donovan: I'm really looking forward to gaining experience working with customers both through email and over the phone. I’m really hoping to run my own project from start to finish.

SE: What do you like to do in your free time?
Donovan: I really like to watch anime. Right now, I'm watching Naruto Shippuden and I'm in deep, having watched around 400 episodes!

The SE Summer Internship Program's goal is to develop the next generation technology workers.  Click here to learn more about our program.