In the summer of 2018, I worked as an Enterprise Infrastructure Intern at The Chemours Company corporate headquarters in Wilmington Delaware. Chemours is a global fortune 500 chemical company that was started in 2015 as a subsidiary of DuPont. My role was in the enterprise infrastructure team, and my job required supporting both the on-premises data center and the cloud infrastructure.
My biggest project involved building an interactive, automated data dashboard that is used by senior management to determine the status of both backup jobs and security updates to our servers. The dashboard was built in Microsoft Power BI, and embedded into a company SharePoint site which allows users to conveniently access current data in a centralized location. The data that I extracted to build the report was presented to the board of directors by the chief information officer as part of a quarterly compliance meeting.
Throughout the internship, I took away many valuable insights. I obtained very useful technical skills by working with the company applications to build the dashboard. I was also able to refine my scripting skills by constantly querying specific, large raw data sets to input into reports. I formed relationships with my managers and coworkers while building my technical knowledge, and I learned that effective communication is key to maximizing your time and work quality in a corporate environment.