This summer, Tech Networks of Boston has grown our internship program with four new aspiring tech professionals.
Two of our interns were recruited in partnership with the Boston Private Industry Council (PIC). Every summer, in partnership with the City of Boston and the Boston Public Schools, the PIC organizes employers to participate in the Mayor’s Summer Jobs Program.
Through this initiative, over 3,000 Boston public high school students are hired each summer to work in employer-paid jobs or internships at more than 200 private sector companies. The PIC helps students who are part of the Boston Public Schools system get access to professional or collaborative jobs and internships to gain an early working experience.
Our two other interns were recruited in partnership with the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology (BFIT). The Department of Career Services and Industry Partnerships (DCSIP) at BFIT provides students and graduates with the tools necessary to start and advance in their careers while building and maintaining close ties with industry. By fostering relationships with industry partners, DCSIP helps to ensure that their programs remain relevant to workforce needs and that they can identify and secure employment opportunities for our students.
We would like to introduce these bright young students who are sure to be making their mark within our community in the years to come.
SaoMai Nguyen is from Boston, MA and lives in Dorchester. SaoMai's father is a computer programmer his career peaked her interest in STEM classes in school. She appreciates how logical and straightforward IT subjects are and enjoys the technical aspect. Her hobbies include swimming, hanging out with friends, walking, running, and shopping. SaoMai will be completing social media and digital content projects during her internship at TNB.
Her future plans: “I will be attending UMass Amherst in the fall, and will major in computer science.”
What she hopes to learn during her internship: “During my internship, I hope to gain more experience working in a professional and office environment and learn more about working at an IT job.”
Victor Chau is from Boston, MA and currently lives in South Boston. Since his youth, he was interested in computers and other technology. He enjoys hanging with friends, singing, working out and studying. He will be assisting with web design projects while interning at TNB.
His future plans: “ I will be starting my studies at MIT as a freshman. I plan on majoring in mathematics and computer science.”
What he hopes to learn during his internship: “During my internship, I hope to learn more about the professional workplace.”
Teddy Navleris currently resides in Lynn, MA. His father works in IT and Teddy became interested in learning more when he would visit him at work. He enjoys baseball, basketball, football, hockey, and ultimate frisbee. He also enjoys playing video games. Teddy will be interning as a Deskside Support Technician, learning how to support end-users with advice and troubleshooting.
His future plans: “I am working to finish my Associates Degree at Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in the next year and from I will try to start a career in the IT field.”
What he hopes to learn during his internship: “I hope to gain more knowledge about working at a service desk. I also wish to understand other common IT problems and how to fix them.”
Francisco Gonzalez is from Salem, MA. He has always had a passion for computers and wanted to make a career out of it. He enjoys helping people with their problems and providing services to them. He enjoys sports, video games, and exercising. Francisco will be interning as a Deskside Support Technician.
His future plans: “My plans for this year is to get my Associates degree in Health Information from Benjamin Franklin. I also wish to secure a technical support related job after this internship.”
What he hopes to learn during his internship: “The one thing that I hope to accomplish from this internship is to really get to know the hands-on portion of computers by troubleshooting and configuring active directory and also managing networks.”
These interns are extremely excited to be working with Tech Networks of Boston as they use their internships as a way to gain expertise through various projects in an office setting. We are thrilled with the projects and work they have completed so far and are excited to see where their studies and career paths progress.
If your organization is interested in partnering with Tech Networks of Boston to provide useful learning experiences for students, please give us a call at 617-269-0299 or submit your information below.