Kicking off Spring Quarter with a Member Spotlight on Carmen Ng! She's currently a 4th year studying Computer Information Systems and from our most recently initiated class, Eta. Carmen is interning at Aflac in Pasadena as a Web Development Intern. Read about her internship experience and how PSE taught her to never pass up on any opportunity!
"I started as a Web Development Intern for Aflac’s Pasadena location in January. Throughout the past couple of months, one of Seattle’s offices and our Pasadena office have been piloting the rebranding of our offices from Aflac to Everwell. Everwell is Aflac’s own private exchange program that is aimed towards small businesses over a portable, paperless, and web-based business platform. Rather than operating as Everwell under the brand of Aflac, our goal is to have Everwell operate independently. Being thrown in to the middle of this process as an intern is quite challenging, but I have learned a lot in the time that I have been here thus far. I was able to participate in meetings with the District Coordinator, create and build web designs, and take a role in a huge project that we are currently working on.
When I applied to this internship, I did not get a response until an entire year later. At first, I was hesitant about accepting their interview offer because it seemed so sudden. One thing that PSE has taught me is to never back down from an opportunity. So I showed up for the interview and received the internship offer the next week. Being surrounded by hard-working and driven individuals in PSE really influenced me to push myself harder. Had I not joined PSE, I might have never stepped out of my comfort zone and gone for the interview. Although this internship is only a fifteen-week program, I am grateful to have gained these experiences and will continue to build upon them."