For the past two weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of doing my internship at Microsemi, which is a company that offers a comprehensive portfolio of semiconductor and system solutions for communications, defense & security, aerospace and industrial markets. My main objective for this month is to help the company to consolidate files from several other companies together in order to create a new and improved search system. With the new search system, users will be able to find the necessary information on whatever product they need both easily and efficiently.
In order to help with this process, my role is to manage and organize files in a spreadsheet through several criteria, including the type of file, the date of publication, the keywords, and several others. Through this experience, I’ve gained a lot of knowledge about Microsoft Excel and all of the lesser known features and shortcuts that I never knew it could do. As I’ve become more accustomed to the sorting process, I can also notice a significant increase in my efficiency. However, I’ve also learned about what it is like to work in an office environment. Being in a cubicle for most of the day is definitely a new experience for me and I’m learning to adapt to the fact that most of the days are spent by yourself.
However, my day at work is not solely focused around classifying files, and that’s thanks to my supervisor, Mike. Mike is always available to me, helping me with any issues I encounter along the way. He’s also shown me what his daily routine is like, by letting me listen in on meetings that he has with people all the way in San Jose. He also understands my interest in technology, and is planning on letting me talk with some of the experienced engineers at the office, which I’m really looking forward to. Overall, these past two weeks have provided me with valuable experience and I’m hoping that my final two weeks will be just as insightful.
P.S. The free hot chocolate they give out here is REALLY good.