Seamlessly customize and deploy the Turazo software platform to increase the value of an internship program. Match interns with diverse employees to create a wider range of opportunities, increase conversion to FTE, and infuse energy into your corporate culture.
That's how our enterprise and high-growth early-stage startups clients use Turazo. We do too! We put our money and time where our mouth is with interns. Meet the multi-faceted Alex Becker, software engineering intern extraordinaire. He makes mentoring feel good too.
Tell us about your internship?
I worked as a Software Engineering Intern at Turazo in the Fall and Spring of 2020. I was lucky enough to have a warm intro to Pete Cipollone, and having used (and loved) Online Career Fair that summer, I jumped at the opportunity to join the team. I had a weekly stand-up with Kevin Collins, Turazo's CTO, where we would discuss upcoming projects and product updates. I also had the opportunity to connect with the team in our weekly Friday meetings, where I could participate in discussions about the overall company strategy. It was an incredible experience to work under Pete, Kevin, and Scott – who offered timely, meaningful feedback that helped me grow as a programmer and as an entrepreneur. I also felt that my contributions were making a real impact on the customer – something that is hard to find in internships today.
How did you determine if a Turazo internship was the right opportunity for you?
I always knew I wanted to work with a startup, and I had spoken with Pete and Kevin through a mutual connection. I immediately recognized their passion for the solution they were building, and with Pete's background, Turazo's story resonated with me. I jumped at the chance to learn from the two of them, and I found the entire team to be equally driven, intelligent, and deeply passionate about mentorship.
What surprised you most about your internship with Turazo?
I appreciated the amount of time that Kevin, Pete, and the Turazo team were willing to devote to my professional growth. When I joined the team, I didn't expect the CEO and CTO of a startup to be so approachable. I quickly realized that everyone was only a Slack message away, and they were more than willing to hop on a call to provide guidance on a feature, to help me debug, or just to discuss their day. I valued my meetings with Kevin each week because I knew that genuine mentorship was at the forefront of his mind; I had the chance to learn from an accomplished entrepreneur while making a meaningful impact on Turazo's end users. I'm glad to have developed lasting relationships with some of the most talented product people I've ever met.
If a friend/colleague asked you about interning for Turazo, what would you say?
Working with Turazo was an incredibly impactful experience. Not only did I see myself becoming a better developer, but I also had the chance to join in conversations about business and product strategy. I learned to empathize with the end-user from a pro, and I received timely, detailed feedback and recommendations. Even as an intern, I felt welcome from the first call with Pete, and I gained invaluable skills that I've since put to use in my other roles. I'm thankful for my time at Turazo, and for the relationships I've developed with the team!