Terps at Work: Satya Amarapalli | A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland
Satya Amarapalli Red Hat intern at a company outing in Boston, MA
If you like writing blogs, adding tutorials, and generally contributing to opensource in some way, you should mention that clearly on your resume.
Major:  Telecommunications Engineering
Company:  Red Hat
Location:  Boston, MA
 

How did you find the internship/co-op? What was the interview process like?  I applied to Red Hat on their career page after talking to them at a campus information session. The interview process involved two technical interviews, and a one-on-one conversation with the team head of Openshift Marketplace.

What have been the most interesting aspects of your internship?  The exposure to open-source is the biggest takeaway from the internship.

How would you describe the company culture?  The company has a relaxed and fun vibe to it. Most of the team members were from non-CS backgrounds and learned while on the job; they were very willing to help the intern who might be a future Red-Hatter. My supervisor had regular one-on-one sessions with me every week.  We talked about everything from philosophy to work-life balance to best places to eat in Boston. 

Was there diversity among your colleagues within the department and throughout your internship/co-op experience?  Yes, the employees as well as the interns, had great racial and ethnic diversity, and came from a wide range of educational backgrounds.  Red Hat is LGBTQ+ friendly and has active "Pride" and "Women Who Code" communities with regular events and meetups.

What advice would you give other UMD engineering students seeking an internship or co-op position with the company?  Red Hat values sharing a lot. If you like writing blogs, adding tutorials, and generally contributing to opensource in some way, you should mention that clearly on your resume.


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