My internship, James Sheridan

For those Computer Science students that have the opportunity to take part in an internship program, it can be one of the most important parts of their education, and in my case it certainly was.

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Not only is it an incredible learning experience in itself. but it can also jump start your career and help you hit the ground running when you do finish your degree. I was lucky enough to complete my internship with Guidewire and I can safely say it was one of the best if not the best experience I’ve had since starting university. I of course would not have had this opportunity if I wasn’t accepted after my interview so I’d like to try and offer any tips that I can to make the interview process go as smoothly as possible; these tips should mostly apply to all interviews for software development internships but hopefully, you use them for Guidewire. Also, things may be slightly different this year with COVID-19 restrictions, but it shouldn’t be too different... hopefully.

Initially, I had a phone call with Joanne to invite me for my interview on-site although now it will be virtually over Zoom. You have nothing to worry about here; Joanne is very friendly and helpful and will offer you some advice for the interview. For me, she told me about Guidewire's core values, Collegiately, Rationality, and Integrity. These are the values that help Guidewire maintain great relationships with customers, build quality products, and foster a positive and accepting work environment.

Read more about James's internship experience here .

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