Prior to starting, I felt a little nervous because I wasn't sure if I would be able to contribute and work well with my new team. However, a few days beforehand, my team made me feel welcomed by giving me the materials needed for preparation.
Joining the full-stack team
The team was just starting to build a brand new website from scratch. For the first couple of days, I was learning about new technologies that I was going to use throughout the project. I was also learning about the project itself by participating in conversations, discussing features that we were going to implement and brainstorming optimal solutions. I got an insight into front-end, content management systems, publishing and UI/UX design. The focus was on Strapi, Next.js and Figma with React being the main point of interest. I have to admit things were challenging in the beginning, but after some time and help from my colleagues, I was able to write a clean code on my own!
I feel like everyone at Suprabit has an open mind and a passion for helping others! The management is flexible and attentive to the needs of the developers. If you're thinking of becoming a member of the Suprabit team or are even given an opportunity to be one, I hope you take it!”
I realized I was able to do more than I thought I could! At the beginning of the summer, I was worried that I wasn't going to contribute enough. I never would have thought that by the end of the internship, I would become a valuable member of my team. Gaining confidence also meant talking about new concepts with my colleagues and finding the courage for pitching new ideas. One of the most important things that I learned was not to be afraid to ask questions! Asking questions meant that I'm curious and that I care about the quality of the work I'm doing. Furthermore, I learned not to ask the same question twice and to make sure the time I spent asking questions was valuable to everyone involved.
Connecting theory and practice
Before I started my internship, I thought I had a lot of knowledge on software development from my university. However, as soon as I started to put such knowledge into practice, I realized that there was still so much to learn! At my university, I usually had to write small programs or projects, so working on such a big project was certainly new to me. The internship had a really positive effect on my studies as it had taught me how to write clean and understandable code and work in a team, but more importantly, it had given me hands-on experience in my field which is priceless.
I feel this internship program is well planned and adapted to students with no working experience. Throughout the entire experience, everyone was open, honest and understanding. No one ever made me feel like I was any less just because I had less experience than my fellow colleagues. I'm grateful for the things I learned during my internship and I'm so happy to be able to stay at Suprabit even after the internship has finished. I know that Suprabit will continue to support me and challenge me to be a better software developer!
Junior React Native Developer
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