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CGI

data analyst

December 2020 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Handshake made it easy to connect

What I wish was different

In person interviews, but obviously safety first

Advice

Stay engaged and reach out through the process
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Business Analyst

June - August 2020 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I liked how they really made an effort to give us a real internship experience although it was all online. We had virtual happy hours and game nights.

What I wish was different

I wish we talked to other interns more rather than just our team, however, I feel like this would have happened if we were in person. I also wish they kind of gave us an idea of what to learn or what tools we’d be working with beforehand so we didn’t waste time getting started.

Advice

Connect with your managers! They’re nice and meant to help you!
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Software engineering / development internship

June - July 2019 • Mobile, AL

What I liked

I learned a ton! The technologies used and roles I played gave me skills and know-how that put me above the rest in the job market down the road. I can’t thank CGI enough for the learning experience.

What I wish was different

Less competition. Although CGI encouraged teamwork, the interns were also in a very competitive mentality that made working with them very difficult. A lot of my time was spent navigating these relationships.

Advice

Be yourself and don’t worry about what others are doing, but try as best you can to contribute to team building and communication.
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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Be engaged and don’t be afraid to ask questions

Advice

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Business Analyst Intern

June 2019 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

Convenient location, friendly staff that is flexible to what you want to learn.

What I wish was different

More of a big wrap up to the summer internship

Advice

Experience highly depends on the project you are a part of.
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Technical Intern

June - August 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with my team on web accessibility testing. My managers cared about my performance and wanted me to succeed. I was able to work extend my knowledge on real IT accessibility projects and proposed solutions that would be beneficial to the internal clients.

What I wish was different

The workload was manageable, but it would be an even better internship if I had more challenging projects.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask feedback from managers.
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Software Engineer

June - August 2019 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

Real-life consulting project with a team of interns. Developed an application that is actually being used by the company. Good managers and well-organized program

What I wish was different

More time to shadow other consultants and see what their projects were like.

Advice

Learn as much as you can about the technologies used and the general consulting process
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Software Development Intern

June - July 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work on a real-world project that the company is actually using. Through this experience, I gained experience working with many tools and technologies such as C#, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, jQuery, Entity Framework, ASP.NET MVC5, and SQL, among many others. I also enjoyed the culture of CGI. Help was always available when I needed it and each employee made me feel comfortable in my environment.

What I wish was different

There was not too much that I wish was different, as I thoroughly enjoyed my experience with CGI. But if I were to be nitpicky, I would say the training perhaps could have been facilitated a little bit differently. It isn't easy to teach this material, especially in only two weeks, but taking a different approach may make the training more beneficial.

Advice

Much like I was told throughout the entirety of the internship, I would advise others to ask plenty of questions. Learning these technologies can be difficult, as it was for me, but I asked lots of questions to a multitude of employees and they were all able to help me to some capacity. You can never ask too many questions, so go ahead and ask as many as you can!
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Intern

June 2019 • Richmond, VA

What I liked

This was a real life work experience, you have so much learning opportunity and room for growth. The people here are so accommodating and are willing to help you advance your professional career in any way!

What I wish was different

Working in the Richmond office, this was the first time they had interns. I wished they had more intern specific projects instead of working with the actual team the entire time. There were times certain tasks could not be assigned to me because I did not have enough knowledge at the time which put me at a standstill. With an intern project at least I had that to fall back on if it did not work out.

Advice

Ask for help when you need it and make your goals very clear so that you are helped in the best possible way.
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Intern

June - August 2017 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

I really liked working in a professional environment on a team driven towards meeting the client's needs.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had more specific goals for the interns in terms of objectives. The company assigned me to a client site which was great, but my role there was unclear to the team I was on. They were in a very tight spot in their schedule and didn't know what to have me work on some of the times.

Advice

Just be open to new ideas and prepared to learn a lot. Always ask a lot of questions.
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Business Operations Intern

June 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The members of CGI's Pittsburgh office were extremely welcoming and eager to have my on board when I first joined. There was so many things to learn when I started, and the people that I worked with made sure to keep a focus on my learning track. The experience I gained at my internship with CGI is invaluable.

What I wish was different

Looking back now, nothing really.

Advice

Make full use of the learning tools CGI gives you when starting out. It can be a bit of an information overload when being onboarded, but there are so many tools that interns can access from the get-go that can really benefit you later in your career, in terms of gaining common and general industry knowledge.
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Software Developer Intern

June - August 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I really enjoyed working at CGI over the summer. Great people to work with and newly renovated building was a bonus.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Business Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

Working in a business-like and professional office. Good money for summer. Good mentors and taste of work life.

What I wish was different

I wish I did more meaningful work. I did really easy and non-engaging tasks

Advice

Reach out more and make the use of the network there. CGI has really nice and hard-working people
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Project Manager Intern

June - August 2017 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

They allowed the freedom to solve problems the way I saw fit.

What I wish was different

I wish the pay was higher.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out and ask for help.
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Technical Analyst Intern

June - August 2018 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I was very happy with the buddy system they provided for the interns. My buddy was an amazing mentor to me and she helped me though any challenges I encountered along the way.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities to connect with the other interns that worked at CGI that summer.

Advice

I am very pleased with what I learned from the internship, I think having an internship is an awesome opportunity to learn about your field in a professional sense.
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Business Technology Analyst

June - August 2018 • Lafayette, LA

What I liked

I loved the internship and the independence I had. I was able to complete projects on my own, but had great guidance when needed! Great pay for an internship and little to no experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Developer Intern

June - July 2018 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

I enjoyed working with people in the office and the independence they gave us in managing our project.

What I wish was different

I wished that I would have had more interaction with the people in Chattanooga rather than as much remote work.

Advice

I’d recommend getting to know people as much as you can by asking about whatever they’re working on, along with their previous experiences and interests.
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Software Engineer

May 2017 • Waterville, ME

What I liked

I liked that I was treated as an actual employee and had the same responsibilities and privileges as an employee. I worked with a real client on a real project and at the end produced a final product.

What I wish was different

Our original project was changed when we were hired, but overall it worked out great!

Advice

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Contracts Intern

June - August 2018 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

I loved how friendly all the employees were and the amount of activities and events planned for interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

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