By Nathan Erb on October 9, 2013 at 3:51 PM
In this blog series, we introduce you to our some of our interns so you can hear what an internship at GEICO is like. Our latest post features two interns majoring in computer science who led projects on our mobile development team.
Our summer interns may have headed back to school for the semester, but they shared some experiences with me before they left. GEICO may be one of the most recognized brands thanks to our memorable advertising, but what you may not know is that we’re one of the leading IT shops in the Washington, D.C., area.
MEET VENKAT AND ABHISHEK
Mobile development interns, Chevy Chase, Md.
Venkat attends the University of Virginia and is majoring in computer science, focusing on mobile Web development. Abhishek attends the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Also a computer science major, he plans to graduate in 2015. Here’s a little bit more about our interns and their experience this summer!
What attracted you to intern at GEICO?
“I was applying to software internships and I noticed that GEICO was offering a mobile internship position, which I was immediately interested in because of my work on an Android application in one of my classes.” – Venkat
“I was interested in mobile development and GEICO seemed like a great fit with all of the apps they’d already created.” – Abhishek
What was your favorite project you worked on during your internship?
“We both enjoyed working on the GEICO Maps application. We thought it was a really cool project because of how many people it could potentially affect.”
If you could describe your internship using 3 words, what words would you use?
“Innovative, visionary, exciting” – Venkat
“Productive, collaborative, busy” – Abhishek
If you could tell someone ONE THING about GEICO, what would it be?
“I would tell them to discard their notions about GEICO only being an insurance company and about how many opportunities there are to work in all kinds of fields here. GEICO allows its employees to work closely with management and work on meaningful projects every day. ” – Venkat
What is your favorite GEICO commercial?
“Hump daaaaaaaay!” – Abhishek
“I liked the camel one as well, but my second favorite one was with Maxwell the pig on the airplane with his phone out.” – Venkat
Getting your foot in the door as an intern is an ideal way to launch your career. Would you like to be an intern at GEICO? Our college recruiters will be on campus this fall and we start recruiting for our paid summer internship program during the spring semester. For more information about our internship program, please visit geico.jobs/internships.