Former Software Development Intern at Under Armour
about 3 years ago
Getting involved and being interested in everything will help you succeed at UA. There are so many parts of the company, so many products being developed, and so many opportunities to get involved. Everyone there is really welcoming and sociable so it's easy to make friends outside of your department. Don't forget to have fun. It definitely is a work hard, play hard culture and people at UA genuinely like each other so much that they'll spend their free time with each other. It sounds like not a big deal, but I haven't seen that type of culture as much at other companies.
You have to be competitive, and you have to be authentic. They will know if you are putting on a false persona. You have to be prepared to be creative and bold. Again i encourage you to be yourself but just know that if you go the extra mile during your internship, they will go the extra mile for you.
Having soft skills are important in any type of industry. As for under armour the ability to learn new task. Even if you don't have any idea still volunteer it shows initiative. Ask plenty question on different process and being passionate every single day. With a strong work ethic when no one is watching goes farther than you think.
Success as an intern at UA largely depends on your willingness to seek out opportunities to grow and develop. The people are willing to help you succeed, but you need to be comfortable initiating contact and conversation in a competitive, fast paced environment.
Former Technology Infrastructure and Applications Intern at Under Armour
over 3 years ago
Successful interns at Under Armour are able to communicate effectively and make an impact for their team. In my experience, constant interaction with team members proved invaluable. From this communication, I learned under amour’s internal processes and received the proper direction towards completing my summer project. Successful interns also seek to make connections with different departments and display curiosity. For example, Under Armour has multiple events for interns to participate in. One of the events is called speaker series, in this event a senior executive from a department gives a presentation of what he/she does and describes functions of that department. This is one of the many opportunities to show your curiosity by asking insightful questions and potentially forming a relationship with an executive leader! The final speaker series featured Under Armour’s CEO Kevin Plank; during Q&A I was the very few that asked him a question about Under Armour! In simple terms, in order to turn your internship to a full-time offer an intern must make your presence known.