What did the internship mean to students? Interns from McClymonds and Oakland Tech share their thoughts.
Albert Mitchell – McClymonds High School
“I love this internship because it gave me a chance to make connections through networking with high profile engineers, developers, finance managers, and VP’s at Intel.” Albert’s team engineered the “Blue Sentinel” Home Security System for their summer project.
Tina Yu – Oakland Technical High School“This Intel internship gave me more than just a job, it gave me a stronger mentality due to the wise words of the mentors that are females and minorities in STEM.” Tina and her internship group’s summer project was the “Ultra Walking System” multi-sensored walking stick.
Katia Larios – McClymonds High School“I loved how diverse the team was, and to be able to collaborate with Tech students. We got along really well and I made a lot of new friends. I got to shadow people that do what I want to: marketing. I learned that Intel isn’t all technology, it is a huge company that offers different jobs.” Katia worked on the “Ultra Walking System” multi-sensored walking stick.
Kunal Chandel – Oakland Technical High School“This internship has had to be the best thing I’ve done during the summer and I loved it because of all the cool jobs and people I was able to meet. I joined this internship because I knew Intel would’ve been a good experience and I wanted to work in an area like this. From this internship I learned that making connections has to be the best thing you could do while interning here.” His project was the “Watch Yourself” Medication Reminder Watch.
Islee Cassidy – McClymonds High School“From this [maker’s] experience I’ve learned that you have to work through all troubles. This is all about failing and working through it.” Islee’s team created the “Impact 4,” a concussion-detection headband.
Ash Whipple – Oakland Technical High School“This internship helped my understanding of what jobs out in the real world are like, and what my job might be like in the future. I have also built connections with employees and through them have gotten more opportunities outside of Intel.” Ash helped create the “Move It” motion-detection command sensor.
Isis Harbin – McClymonds High School
“During this internship I learned how to be confident in myself and my ideas. I learned how to appreciate where I came from and take any opportunity that I am interested in.” Isis worked on the “Ultra Walking System” multi-sensored walking stick.
Jabari Murray – Oakland Technical High School
“I love this internship because I actually understand technology now. I joined because I really didn’t see how computer science and technology would be the future, but from this internship I learned that technology isn’t just a machine, it’s a creation from a collaboration of people that identified a problem and fixed it through making technology with computing.” Jabari helped create the “Statometer” exercise tracker.