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2016 Trailblazers

Adam Wiesler

1. Adam Wiesler

Rose-Hulman
Major: Electrical Engineering
Sophomore in the Fall ’16

Andrew Rudge

2. Andrew Rudge

Purdue University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Freshman in the Fall ’16

Collin Moore

3. Collin Moore

Rose-Hulman
Major: Computer Science, Software Engineering
Sophomore in the Fall ’16

Drew Ditzler

4. Drew Ditzler

Georgia Institute of Technology
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Junior in the Fall ’16

Justin Lichtle

5. Justin Lichtle

University of Alabama
Major: Computer Science, Operations Management
Senior in the Fall ’16

Mary Cianchetti

6. Mary Cianchetti

Purdue University
Major: Industrial Engineering
Sophomore in the Fall ’16

Michael Jeffers

7. Michael Jeffers

Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
Major: Computer Science
Sophomore in the Fall ’16

Patrick Swartz

8. Patrick Swartz

Purdue University
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Sophomore in the Fall ’16

Sam Javed

9. Sam Javed

Purdue University
Major: Computer Science
Freshman in the Fall ’16

What the Trailblazers said about the their internship experience…

  • The largest challenge I faced was learning new software in order to accomplish a projects I was assigned. Before this internship I was unfamiliar with SQL Server and Oracle Databases. In order to help my team with testing I had to be able to manipulate and navigate in these databases. I faced this problem by learning new skills and features of the software as I progressed in the project. By the end of the project, I felt I gained the necessary skills to do similar projects in the future.
  • The helpfulness of the Flexdogs, as well as the inviting family atmosphere in the office surprised me most during my time at Flexware. I enjoyed the interactions with my team and the other interns on a daily basis. I not only gained technical experience, but professional work habits.
  • I was surprised at how high the status of the Trailblazers was to the year-round employees. I felt I was valued and my work was appreciated. I also was surprised at how much free food there was.
  • I was surprised at the amount of meaningful work that I was given to do. I worked on multiple projects for clients that were deployed for use.
  • The type of person I would recommend to apply for the internship is someone who really appreciates Flexware’s core values. A person who does not require much assistance or guidance to complete a given task would be successful in the Trailblazer Internship program.