Daniel Friday Ekpo found an amazing internship opportunity while attending BYU's STEM Fair. He had the opportunity to be a software engineer intern at Motorola Solutions.
I was a software engineer intern. I helped develop and maintain applications for public safety on Motorola Solutions records and evidence public safety team. The internship was remote, so I worked with my team and supervisor remotely.
I hoped to develop my problem solving and teamwork skills as I work on assigned projects with teammates. I definitely had to communicate effectively, especially since the internship is going to be remote.
In the end, I didn't end up working on an existing product, but I worked with a team of other interns to build a chatbot to boost developers' productivity. The app was pushed to production.
Unexpectedly, I became significantly better at using Azure and automating provisioning and deploying software.
Due to COVID, my experience ended up being remote, but Motorola Solutions made it a great experience still.
On that note, I would recommend this internship to other students! My team and I had a lot of autonomy over our project. We were guided when needed, but for the most part, we made all the big decisions.