Eddie Dominguez, Computer Program Intern, UW Oshkosh College of Busienss
My name is Eddie Dominguez. I am an Information Systems major and I work for the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh as a Computer Programmer Intern. I am planning on graduating in December of 2013. The College of Business here has been around since 1965 and is one of the most respected colleges in the state and Midwest. They offer many advantages to help student establish a career for their future.
How I Obtained the Position
During the fall semester of 2011, I joined the Information Systems Club. There I met the president of the club who held the position that I would later apply to. As the year went on and when I was looking for internships, he told me that his position would be up for grabs because he was graduating this previous semester. I took it into consideration. Once it was posted on TitanJobs, I applied for it, had an interview and later received an email saying that I had received the job and could start as soon as possible.
My Roles and Responsibilities
As a computer programmer, I am not coding all the time as people think. I manage several different systems for the College of Business that they use on their website. If something were needed to change or to be fixed with those systems, I would be the one to take care of it. Also, I am assigned projects throughout my time here. I am currently working on rebuilding the internship application system. It is the same one that students use to apply to the college in order to approve a student’s internship. I have also done smaller projects that involve creating application by coding.
I will continue to work at the University but it will be another 3 semesters before I graduate; I am in consideration of applying for another internship before I graduate. With an IS degree, there are so many different career opportunities out there: computer programmer, business or systems analyst, database administrator, network specialist, and more. I would like to have another internship to gain more knowledge on what is out there and what different organizations with their IT.