Cindy Cheng, Software Engineering Intern, San Francisco CA
I’ve always been the techie in my family. Ever since I can remember, I’ve been the one playing games on the computer and surfing the web. For years I have been on CNET checking out reviews on new products, and download.com has been my go-to site when I’m in need of a new app for my computer. Recently, I’ve been using Chow a lot as well, reading up on recipes and new restaurants to try.
I could barely contain my excitement when I found out I would be working for that company responsible for websites I have used and loved for years. I had a feeling that working 40 hours a week and taking MUNI every day would be pretty intense, but it has definitely been worth it! These past two months as a software engineer intern has been an experience I will not forget. This internship has not only given me the opportunity to apply many of skills that I have learned in school, but it has also exposed me to many new tools that would never be used in the classroom. In addition, I have gotten a taste of what working full-time feels like. You’re definitely beat at the end of the day, but I have found that you learn to truly appreciate and make the most of the time you have off. It’s been busy, but very fun.
Although this is my first internship, I know just from talking to my friends at other companies that CBS Interactive knows how to treat their interns well. In addition to briefings with execs and a tour of the KPIX studio, CBSi also offers various training classes and events for their interns. You can definitely see that CBSi values their interns, and working here has been a great experience.