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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great mentorship, incredibly smart people, fun intern events

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really liked the company culture. I was really shy at first but the people at the company made me really feel at home. I fell in love with the work I did. I found working on open source projects to be very rewarding and getting paid to do so was so nice. If you have a love for systems, there are so many opportunities for you at Mongo and the company is so accommodating when it comes to making sure that you're happy with all aspects of your summer experience.

What I wish was different

Not too much. The whole experience was great. I suppose that I wish there were more internship offerings at other sites so that I could experience working in other parts of the world, but that is more of a nit-pick

Advice

Be really open to loving NYC. I wasn't originally and I should have been.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Work for people who respect you
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Software Development Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Amazing work environment, great team, interesting project

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Read through initial team descriptions carefully, figure out what sort of project you want for the summer
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed the company culture. Everyone was really welcoming and willing to help show me the ropes, as well as collaborate with me as a whole. Additionally, the mentorship was top-notch and I definitely feel like my skills not just in programming, but also in managing my time and collaborating with others has improved.

What I wish was different

I think the only thing that could be improved about the internship would be to shorten some of the training protocols, as we ended up taking three days out of the office on a training/on-boarding session that I believe could have been shorter.

Advice

Really work with your mentor and communicate well! Communicate about your project, as well as what your future career goals are, and they will do their best to help you!
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Digital Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

There were two main aspects of this internship that I really liked. First, I benefitted from the real-world experience and from doing hands-on work. My work and research played a role in the decisions my department would make, and I enjoyed having responsibility. For example, during MongoDB's largest annual conference MongoDB World, I was responsible for backend work on the mobile app. I sent out all the push notifications on the app to guide people to different workshops and sessions. Concurrently, I was managing the social media platforms and directly responding to consumers and attendees. These experiences exposed me to not just a fast-paced environment, but also to numerous online tools to facilitate my work. Secondly, I enjoyed that I was part of a formal internship program. MongoDB accepted 62 interns this summer, and during lunch breaks or after hours, I could hang out with my fellow interns and make new friends. This summer, the program managers organized many events: a Mets game, dinner, an arcade, a pizza tour, and even a broadway show. This internship was one of the best experiences I have ever had.

What I wish was different

Because my internship was only 10 weeks, the first six weeks focused on MongoDB World, so it did not leave me enough time to complete my other project, which was working on the campaign ads. I wish my internship had been a little longer so I could have finished it.

Advice

If you work at a company like MongoDB, you should be prepared to work very hard and sometimes work a little longer. There were days when I had to stay back to finish my work, and that's totally normal. Also, it is very important to stay in contact with your mentor/who you are working with. They love to see your passion and enthusiasm by asking questions and being curious. My mentor was very helpful and offered me great advice, and it would have been harder to finish my assignments without his guidance.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Culture is great - really respects work life balance and people are happy. Intern program is around 60 people and very close knit. You get to know the whole intern class fairly well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The other interns, the location, the company culture, the mentorship

What I wish was different

More direction and growth in my specific project (not a general complaint)

Advice

Look for a mid-size startup. You'll grow personally and learn how a successful growing company works.
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