My summer as a coder - from student to future talent

My summer as a coder - from student to future talent

Oct. 1, 2019 Nani Laaksonen

Emma and Markus started their summer jobs at Anders in May. Summer 2019 has been sunny and full of nice new things. New work environments, projects and famous Anders afterworks... Let's hear what these two Junior Developer talents have to say about their summers!

Markus, Junior Developer (Turku)

Tell me about yourself?

I am 22 years old and studying information technology at the University of Turku. My hobbies include active coding, hard work out in the gym and a hectic and fulfilling student life. So, in my spare time I code my own project and at work I focus on Python. I also listen to a lot of music and audiobooks.

Why did you choose Anders as your summer job?

I applied to Anders because they have interesting technologies in use. Also, great location and popularity among student communities were major reasons why I applied to Anders. Anders uses interesting technologies; you can influence your own work tasks and do them in your own way. My tasks are varied, and I am constantly developing my skills.

In the autumn I have been involved in many student events with Anders. It's great when the company I work for is so student-friendly. This brings good variation to normal working days!

What kind of projects have you been working on during the summer?

I have been involved in a variety of projects, most of which are e-commerce related. I’ve been able to use plenty of technologies that I like, e.g. React and Python.

What comes to your mind first about this summer?

Absolutely relaxed work atmosphere and Andersians´summer party comes to mind from past summer! Anders has also a lot of activities besides work, which has been a really great thing. 

 

"Markus is very active and boldly takes on the challenges of the job. He develops himself with an active attitude, spontaneously solves even more demanding thingsand is able to work in a wide variety of coding. After the summer season, Markus will continue to as a part-time worker alongside his studies." -Tomi Järvi, Project Manager

Junior Developers Emma and Markus in Helsinki office 2019

 

Emma, Junior Developer (Helsinki) 

Tell me about yourself?

I am studying Automation and Controls Engineering at Aalto University School of Electrical Engineering. As a minor I study computer science. I am 21 years old and a native of Turku. I like cleaning, baking and plants. However, most of my spare time goes into student life, such as nation activity and tutoring.

Why did you choose Anders as your summer job?

I applied to Anders because after a little online stalking, Anders looked like a great workplace - communality and a good working atmosphere can be seen and heard! In addition, my dream after graduation is to work full-time in IT and I feel that Anders is able to develop my skills in the desired direction.

What kind of projects have you been working on during the summer?

In addition to coding, I spend a lot of time on accessibility tasks. The language of the code I used actively during the summer was Python, which is Anders the most commonly used code language. My colleagues have always supported me when I needed help.

What comes to your mind first about this summer?

I learned this summer a lot of new things about coding. I have also enjoyed Friday breakfasts, a relaxed working environment, flexible working hours and the freedom to choose the right working unit/environment for the situation. After summer work, I continue working part-time alongside school. Anders has the flexibility to combine work and study - which is very important!

 

"Emma has been a really brisk employee and has taken on the assigned tasks with great and enthusiastic attention. She can also figure things out and is willing to do research herself. After the summer season, Emma will continue to work as an hourly worker and be able to decide for herself how much work she will do besides school and more."  -Aslan Venejoki, Project Manager

 

 

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