Meet Apurva

School: Arizona State University

Degree/Major: Master's in Computer Science

What was your role? I worked on the Product Release Team, which is the final stage in the software development life cycle before the product becomes available to Esri customers. I completed automation of Esri Maps for SharePoint sanity tests using the TestComplete tool and JScript language, helped to create technical documentation for the release team, and assisted in certifying different location analytics products for the supported OS and browser combinations.

Coolest thing about working at Esri? Attending different events organized by the HR department, including “Lunch with Jack,” the Brown Bag session where we heard from former interns who are now employees, and the intern breakfast

Most important thing you learned during your internship? The importance of flexibility—this was a great quality in my team. Most team members worked on multiple components so the team could provide maximum productivity at any time. If one person is out of the office, the team performance isn’t affected because at least one other person knows that work. I was able to acquire those skills as well; I worked on three or four components during my internship.

Where is the last place you traveled to? Los Angeles with some friends from my school. We visited Hollywood, wonderful beaches such as Santa Monica and Malibu, Six Flags Magic Mountain, and went skydiving from 13,000 feet in San Diego—by far the most thrilling thing we did!

Last movie you saw? Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, an Indian Hindi movie based on true story of a legendary athlete from India named Milkha Singh. The movie was very inspiring and I was brought to tears.

Favorite way to spend a Saturday afternoon? I try to cook or get a new item for a change. I also listen to my favorite songs playlist.

If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want with you? A smartphone with unlimited Internet usage connectivity, a 5 gallon water container, and a Jeep that can run on that island


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