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comment How can I salvage my internship?
Although this isn't what I want to hear, there's definitely some truth to it. My team members have good intentions for me, but I think there's a disconnect on their concept of software development and the reality of what I can accomplish, especially being the sole programming intern with no support. In school I'm used to following specific requirements with guidance, but here I have free reign which is very overwhelming for me. I'm meeting with my managers tomorrow to discuss my goals, hopefully I can explain my position and give them more realistic expectations of what I can accomplish.
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comment How can I salvage my internship?
The members of my team have been showing me the processes, so I have an idea of the inputs and outputs and what they want. I have an idea of how I want to solve the problems, it's just breaking it into pieces and putting it all together that's giving me problems (especially using technologies I'm not as skilled in, like databases). Luckily I can explain "geek" to "non-geek" pretty well. I guess at this point I should start bringing my coding issues to stack overflow to see if my solutions are feasible. Thanks for your input.
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comment How can I salvage my internship?
My parents told me that I should accept an offer if I receive one at the end of the summer, but I tried explaining to them that this job may not help advance my career as a software developer. They don't want to listen to me and think any job I get is a blessing but I feel I have a right to decline, especially if this isn't a good work environment for me. I like the idea of keeping a journal though, I carry a notebook everyday so I'll start documenting what I'm doing so it doesn't appear I'm doing nothing. I appreciate your help.
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