This week marks the final week of our internship program. As this chapter comes to a close, our ERP Administrator Brian Turk looks back on everything they accomplished and what’s next for them.
Brian Turk – Let’s start off with some introductions. I’m Brian Turk, the ERP Administrator at 3Eye. I am a passionate Detroit Tigers fan. I had the pleasure of guiding Alex and George on their projects over the last 5 months as part of their IT Internship.
Alex Boehmer – My name is Alex Boehmer. I am a senior at Olivet High School and I also attend the Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center. My favorite subject in school is math. Outside of school and work, my favorite hobbies are golfing and playing video games.
George Almeida – My name is George Frangipani Almeida. That middle name is Italian and the last name is Brazilian (I knew you were wondering). I go to Lakeview High School and The Battle Creek Area Math and Science Center as well. Math and science are definitely my favorite subjects in school. My favorite hobby is tinkering with computers. I have three computers at home that I have built myself. I also really love to play soccer and golf.
From left to right: Brian, George and Alex.
BT – How did you both hear about 3Eye and what made you want to intern here?
AB – I heard about 3Eye through my counselor at the Math and Science Center. I was interested in working here not only for job experience, but to learn what the IT employees do at a company like this and how it might apply to other jobs I will have in the future.
GA – I also learned about 3Eye from my guidance counselor at BCAMSC. I took AP Computer Science first semester which telepathically told my counselor that I love messing with computers. I was asked if I wanted to intern here and I have always wondered what it’s like to work at a small, emerging, technology company and so I immediately said, “Duh!”.
BT – What are some things you learned during your internship?
AB – I learned several things while working for 3Eye, but the best part for me was learning a lot about coding and the significance of coding in the business.
BT – You worked on a lot of projects over the last few months, and you both did really great work. What’s the accomplishment you are most proud of?
AB – I created several working programs that worked together to record steps that the employees take during a day. These programs allow employees on the 3Eye Wellness Committee to then approve the records so that the employees can earn points in the business.
BT – Those are great choices. So after all this time at 3Eye, what is something that none of us here know about you?
AB – I took piano lessons for ten years, and I still like to play.
GA – When I was in middle school, I used to be killer playing the saxophone. I loved playing improv and jamming out on some blues scales. I really want to pick it back up and start playing like I used to.
BT – Well our company band is always looking for new members….other than your top-secret music careers, what are you going to do next?
AB – I am going to Valparaiso University where I will major in Civil Engineering. After that, I would like to be a structural engineer, testing on buildings to determine whether a structure can be built and be safe.
GA – I plan on attending MSU this fall, working on a major in Computer Science and a minor in Business. I’m hoping that with a minor in Business, I will be able to pack up and move to California with one bright idea and start my own company.
BT – Very exciting! Do you have any parting thoughts about 3Eye for other students looking for an internship or a job in the future?
AB – I would recommend 3Eye for other students looking for an internship because the employees at 3Eye are respectful and kind. My advice would be – don’t be afraid to ask questions, or try something new. The overall environment at 3Eye is relaxed and open and everyone is there to help. Plus, The potluck parties are always fun!
GA – I would tell a student to come intern here because it gives you real life working experience in a great place. Everyone that I got to know was so nice to me. I don’t know if it was the putting set or the weight room, but everyone always seems so happy to go to work every day. I loved the atmosphere of collaboration and the general “good vibes” feeling I felt when I walked into the office. And if you wear a Tigers hat, you will quickly get on Brian’s good side.
BT – Congratulations on graduating and thank you both for all your hard work this year, it’s been fun!
If you are interested in an internship or other positions at 3Eye, visit our Careers page. If nothing is posted, you can send us a note separately by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and expressing your interest. We are always looking to add to our team.