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VMware, Inc.

PCS Ops Intern

June - August 2022 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Had full ownership of a project I was passionate about. I was about to network with over 30+ professionals due to the nature of my project. Micromanaging does not exist within this business group--so I had complete creative freedom.

What I wish was different

More in-person events would've been nice. Networking is crucial for internships.

Advice

Take initiative and explore the business group you're in. Understand their functions and products.
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Web Development Intern

May - August 2021 • Clarksville, TN

What I liked

Loved the team I worked with. All members were eager to help and even though it was remote, took initiative to include me.

What I wish was different

More intern events but with COVID, they did the best they could.

Advice

Organization is key and staying on top of all tasks is crucial.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2021 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Lot of independence

What I wish was different

Meh about it being remote

Advice

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DevOps Intern

May - August 2021 • Myrtle Point, OR

What I liked

Amazing team, relaxed work, and got to create something that is used commercially

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales Support Intern

June - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The culture of the company, the people and the impact VMware’s products/solutions have on education institutions and governments, as well as start up businesses and enterprise businesses.

What I wish was different

Honestly, nothing. I sat long and hard when they asked me. I guess the only think I’d change would be to get the interns on the phones more. This role can lead into an inside sales rep position and selling over the phone and building relationships with customers over the phone is a crucial part of the job. Takes time to get comfortable making calls and dealing with rejection.

Advice

Network. If you’re working out of an office, go out of your way to introduce yourself to everyone. From the custodian to the Senior director of the office, network with everyone.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - November 2020 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Manager and mentor were friendly and very open to questions. Had the freedom to set when I wanted to work. Wasn't stressful and could work at my own pace.

What I wish was different

The initial intern onboarding process somewhat confusing. Also did not have much opportunity to network.

Advice

Work hard and don't be scared to ask too many questions to your mentor/manager.
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CloudOps

May - August 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

The culture

What I wish was different

Have an in-person experience too

Advice

Take advantage of every moment! You’ll learn a lot
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Global Partner Incentives Intern

May - August 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Working in high tech at a Fortune 500 company. Also liked the work I was doing and the compensation

What I wish was different

More work to do

Advice

Very awesome experience
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Communications Intern

June - September 2019 • Austin, TX

What I liked

Housing paid for, airfare paid for, great boss, meaningful project

What I wish was different

Transportation provided

Advice

Apply for anything! Never know where you'll get lucky even if it's not your career path
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Digital Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Huge campus, great intern program, housing offered, high pay

What I wish was different

Culture was very exclusive, not a fan of Silicon Valley

Advice

They highly value interns, so work hard!
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Computer Network Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Great team, advanced meaningful work, great pay, housing included, and beautiful campus

What I wish was different

More time with management

Advice

This internship like most is what you make of it. The team and company is there to support you if you show your motivation and effort, but won't do the same if you have no drive.
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Cloud Services Support

June 2019 • Broomfield, CO

What I liked

Awesome, smart people and amazing work culture. Challenging yet fulfilling and creative work. Lots of opportunities for advancing wherever you want to go within the company.

What I wish was different

Honestly nothing, it's exceeded all my expectations

Advice

Be an independent person who can ask questions, learn fast, and try new things
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Social Media and Content Intern

June - August 2017 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Everything! Great mentorship program, very competitive pay for an intern, opportunities to take initiatives on projects.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out after you apply on handshake. A lot of time the recruiter's information is listed on Handshake (which is how my position was) and I reached out after applying. I didn't get a reply. I sent a follow up. Then, after my SECOND follow up email, I got a response and an offer to interview for the position. If you want it, don't let it go, pursue it as best as you can.
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Process Stewardship Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The culture is flexible and very friendly, the Palo Alto campus is amazing. They offer a ton of autonomy in terms of your project and when/how you prefer to work, which is great for interns. I was given multiple mentors and programs to attend outside of my regular manager and job responsibilities.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get involved and meet people! There is so much to do, especially for interns, don't take that for granted!
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Software Engineer

June - September 2018 • Sofia, Sofia

What I liked

I enjoyed being a part of a very young team, where I managed to create many lasting relationships and gain a lot of experience

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to continue supporting my project after finishing the internship

Advice

I would say that the technical skills that one gains from such an internship aren’t nearly as important as the network of people you create, because the knowledge may soon become obsolete, but the personal contact can always be valuable to you.
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Project Management Intern

May 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Hands-off management style Work hard, play hard culture Exquisite campus Extremely supportive team Exciting projects Breathtaking break rooms

What I wish was different

Additional intern outing events

Advice

Maximize your internship experience since it’s essentially an audition for a full time gig
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