Why would an International Computer Internship give me more opportunities when I return home?
Like most things in life you will get the most out of the experience if you invest the time and the effort.
You will be given the opportunity to experience both professionally, culturally
a greater understanding of the world and today's globalization.
Professionally your experience will grow as you will be working with a professional consulting organization in Argentina. The projects are often with top companies in the US and Europe, often multinationals which you will be exposed on how processes are used to get greatest productivity of a team. Working with other computer professional you will interact as to new techniques or given the chance to use your development knowledge to work on projects obtaining a reference portfolio of work and experience for your resume. These opportunities may take you years to obtain back home if you would ever be given the chance.
Culturally you will be living in a foreign country. You will be exposed to how
it's culture mirrors your own and how it differs. You will be given the opportunity to network both professionally and socially with colleagues from work as well as simple things like buying groceries. You will be able to see art, music and
architecture which you may have read only in books. You will also be given the chance to eat some of Argentina's world renowned beef. You will get a chance to do a little weekend travel, visit the local hot spots, do some dancing and see some of the national sport of futbol (soccer) and perhaps a polo match.
What will I bring back which makes me a better professional and earn me more money?
When you return and want to start your career as a computer professional you must ask the question.
Why should they hire me over the other candidates?
I have graduated from a good school. I received good grades, I am eager to work.
Have some friends that work in the field.
- Do you have reference
projects in production which you can point to which will
show your work?
- Have you ever worked with
remote teams or with outsourced projects?
- Have you worked the full
life cycle in a large project?
- Do you have a network of
established professionals who would recommend you to a
- Do you have international
experience which make you much more valued as part of the
- Have you lead or managed an international team?
- What is diferent about an
in-house project and remote or outsourced project?
- How do you maintain
productivity of these teams when they are not working in
same office or time zone?
- How do you maintain
quality of these teams?
- How do you make a project most cost effective?
- Are you culturally in tune
with the world?
- Have you used new technologies in more than a class project?
With your short internship you will be walking into that interview with confidence and knowledge far beyond your peers.
At Globalearn-IT we say You Learn to Earn on your Return. In just a few short months you will be given the opportunity which many computer professionals take a life time to achieve.
With today's economic outlook, is this a good time to do an internship?
You see news in the headlines ever day.
Grim prospects for new Grads
So now more than ever is the time to find ways which give you an edge over your peers.
We hear of layoffs and global slowdown. We hear of outsourcing of work. The situation looks bad should I just give up.
The world is not coming to an end so people who understand this will make this situation positive for them and turn the current situation into a plus. Yes, companies are tightening their belts.
Computer projects cannot stop!!! Companies are looking at how they can run leaner and more efficienct.
This is often done with well planned computer projects. Companies understand that they need to find a way to keep efficiency, maintain quality, and keep costs down while maintaining innovation. Outsourcing is not always the answer as there are many problems when you lose control of your project. The real cost is not always what it seem. Is the quality always there?
So the computer professional who is in most demand is:
- One that can work with
remote team while keeping control of the project.
- Someone who has worked
the full life cycle with multinational projects
- Someone exposed to real
world processes and experience.
- Even in outsourced projects
the client requires someone to keep the team in step to make
sure they are getting good value.
- If a company is using some remote resources for a project how do they know what company is best to work with? What should the company look for? How should they make these decisions? What should be evaluated?
Globalearn-IT exposes you to all of these and more which make you much more valuable to your current or future employer. This valuable experience will jump start your career into more responsibility and the ability to get a greater salary.