No Office? No Problem! iManage Interns Gain Experience Virtually



Every summer, iManage U welcomes a class of interns across our global offices in Chicago, London, Belfast, and Bangalore. Our goal is to offer university students the chance to join our iManage family and work on projects that will make an impact within the business.

While this summer looked a bit different than most, and unfortunately we were not able to run our program at the scale we had planned for, we were keen to run a smaller virtual program.

Reshaping iManage U to fit the needs and requirements of working from home presented new challenges such as learning how to communicate across teams in a virtual environment, mastering Zoom, and learning Docker and Kubernetes from the comfort of home. But we were committed to maintaining a consistent, successful internship experience and delivering an opportunity for students to contribute to interesting projects and receive unparalleled mentorship and guidance.

Now, as we wrap up our summer internships, we asked our 13 interns about their experiences as our inaugural virtual intern class, the projects they worked on, and favorite memories throughout the course of the summer. Here are a few highlights:

Chicago:

Name: Takshak Desai

Role / Team: Data Science Intern / Data Science

Major / School: PhD in Computer Science / University of Texas at Dallas

What was your favorite part of interning at iManage?

I liked how iManage organizes guild meetings for people who are interested in acquiring more knowledge about new, fascinating ideas related to some domain. I was a part of the NLP guild and it was a fun experience meeting with individuals interested in knowing more about the field and how it has evolved over the years.

Name: Danielle (Dani) Tucker

Role / Team: Data Science Intern on Data Science

Major / School: PhD in Mathematics with emphasis in Probability and Statistics / University of Illinois at Chicago

What sort of support/mentorship did you experience over the course of your internship?

I felt supported every step of the way. Rakesh, my team leader, set aside time each day as an optional meeting time, should I have any questions or need any help. Both he and Rafiq Mohammadi, iManage Chief Scientist and Co-Founder, continually shared their wisdom and advice, so that I was not only learning technical skills, but also building a foundation for the rest of my career. I am so thankful for the time, energy, and philosophies they were willing to give!

Name: Kashyap Patel

Role / Team: Software Engineer Intern / R&D Technology Group (Engineering)

Major / School: Computer Science and Bioinformatics / Loyola University Chicago

What have you enjoyed most about the culture at iManage?

The friendliness and helpfulness of the people around me. My team is like a second family. Members of my team have virtual happy hours every couple of weeks. This is our replacement for the daily foosball bonding meetings we had in the office.

Name: Gavin Stec

Role / Team: Security Intern / Security

Major / School: Cybersecurity / DePaul University

What sort of support/mentorship did you experience over the course of your internship?

The willingness to help amongst my supervisors and peers is remarkable – the people at iManage are ALWAYS willing to work with you and answer questions about even simple things. In fact, my supervisors went above and beyond to not only provide me with sufficient means to benefit the company but also remarkable resources and guidance to improve my own knowledge base and grow my skillset.

Name: Martin Zugschwert

Role / Team: Cloud Services Intern / Cloud Services

Major / School: Computer Science with a minor in Information Systems / Loyola University Chicago

What have you enjoyed most about the culture at iManage?

I have always enjoyed the aspect of the culture here at iManage that heavily emphasizes collaboration and camaraderie with peers. Everyonearound me is extremely driven and talented, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t willing to have some fun and goof around from time to time. I massively appreciate the atmosphere that this kind of culture creates.

Name: Joseph (Joe) Feltz

Role / Team: Software Engineering Intern / R&D Technology Group (Engineering)

Major / School: Computer Science & Engineering / The Ohio State University

What have you enjoyed most about the culture at iManage?

iManage’s culture actively encourages you to explore other interests inside the company. After sharing my interest for artificial intelligence with my manager, I was encouraged to explore that interest and integrate it into my daily projects.

London:

Name: Rory Xiao

Role / Team: Data Science Intern / Data Science

Major / School: Master’s graduate: Information Engineering / University of Cambridge

What project have you been working on?

My project involves researching, and (hopefully) productionizing a new strategy for classifying document types. I’m working with a neural network that can tell you which parts of a document are important to its decision making. The aim is to build toward powerful and complex AI models that can still be understood by humans!

Belfast:

Name: Megan Murray

Role / Team: Cloud Ops Intern / Cloud Ops

Major / School: Master’s degree in Computer Science / Queens University Belfast

What does a typical day look like?

A typical day for me involves catching up with the Belfast dev-ops team in the morning via Zoom call and then usually after that I would have the opportunity to shadow others as they work, or my manager would give me some tasks to work on.

I felt welcomed to the iManage family on my very first day at the ‘new starter meet and greet breakfast’ and everyone was super friendly to me!

Name: Dylan Wilson

Role / Team: Software Engineer Intern / R&D Technology Group (Engineering)

Major / School: Master’s degree in Software Engineering / Queens University Belfast

What does a typical day look like?

Joining iManage has given me insight into how software is developed in industry – I’m working in DevOps and I’ve enjoyed working with Jenkins to see how the build process works and Docker as I’ve never used containerisation.

Name: Caoimhe Lynch

Role / Team: Software Engineer Intern / R&D Technology Group (Engineering)

Major / School: Master’s degree in Software and Electronic Systems Engineering / Queens University Belfast

How has your internship experience been in a remote setting?

I spent half my placement in the office and half of it working from home which has given me the space to understand what I knew well, and what I struggled with. This gave me the time to work through these different areas and improve where necessary.

Bangalore:

Name: Aayush Kumar

Role / Team: Quality Assurance Intern / R&D Technology Group (Engineering)

Major / School: Information Science and Engineering / CMR Institute of Technology

What technologies have you been using?

During this internship, I learned about the practical applications of the theoretical knowledge that I had from my college. I worked with Selenium, Eclipse IDE, Java, Microsoft Excel, UISpy, Maven, Cucumber and Devsuite to manually test products.

Name: Sumeet Kumar

Role / Team: Quality Assurance Intern / R&D Technology Group (Engineering)

Major / School: Information Science and Engineering / Visvesvaraya Technological University

How was your experience interning remotely?

I was able to work from home and interact with teammates daily about my work updates. We had meetings, not just for updates, but for other reasons such as Global Town Halls. The best part about virtual meetings is everyone turning their video camera on.

Name: Aman Raj Singh

Role / Team: Quality Assurance Intern / Cloud Ops

Major / School: Information Science and Engineering / CMR Institute of Technology

What was your favorite memory?

My favorite memories at iManage were the lunches and tea breaks with the Cloud Ops team. Whenever I completed my project and showed it to my manager, the smile on his face will always be my best memory.

Thank you to all our interns who brought fresh, exciting perspectives and experiences to iManage this summer! From brunching with our executives, to learning about how we use machine learning across the organization, we hope you realize the impact you’ve made within our teams. We can’t wait to learn about the next chapter in your education and how your time with iManage helped shape the next steps in your career.

Interested in joining our team? Make it mean something at iManage by checking out our open roles.

 


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