Name: Sushruta Shetty
Internship, Co-op, or Research Site: Maryland Department of Health
Position Title: Data Engineer
Major or Program: Data Science
Current Class Level: Master's Student
Work Term: Spring 2023
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
Currently, I have been assigned to work on various Maryland Datasets including violent crime dataset in Maryland from 1975 - 2020 to State Loans and Grant Dataset.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I saw an open position for this role on Handshake and applied for it. Within 2 weeks of applying I received an interview call.
Which of the following resources did you use to find your current experience?
UMBC Career Center, Career Fairs, HandShake
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
I enjoy the creative space that is provided to interns. We are not pinned down to certain daily tasks rather are encouraged to get our hands-on various technologies that can be implemented while we work on datasets.
How do you believe you have made an impact through your work?
My work comprises of exploring Maryland public data, such analysis help understand trends that happen within the state (or a county). These observations help Government build policies and implement services that are to the advantage of public. So I am indirectly trying to make life easier for Marylanders :)
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
Do not lose hope, keep applying, take your chance; best things are right around the corner!
Please provide a short reflection or quote about what you liked most about your position / earning internship credit / working with the Career Center.
This position has helped me get my hands dirty with vast forms of data. Implement all my learnings and earn transcript recognition at the same time.
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