Monday, September 12, 2016

Interns at A Better Computer, Inc

Our Internship program...

Once someone has completed computer training, they need real-life applications.
Linkedin (of course) presented an article that 45% of the jobs surveyed were filled by "direct source" where a recruiter found a resume on a resume board (such as Linkedin). We recognize that continuing education will enhance a person's Linkedin resume, especially in the context of a real-life internship.

[PS: This Linkedin article appeared in August: "Internships Are the New Entry-Level Jobs"]

We will occasionally bring someone on board to provide additional training.

  • Even though it may include actual websites, the ABCInc internship program is similar to training which would be given in an educational environment; the internship experience is for the benefit of the intern.
  • The intern, and his/her work, is under close supervision of existing staff even though our operations may be occasionally impeded.
  • The intern is not necessarily entitled to a job at the conclusion of the internship.
Each program will include for the intern's professional goals, but will include the following skill sets:

Blog

Because communication is important, an intern will create a public blog to help focus his/her attention on goals and experiences. ABCInc uses Blogger.com because Google provides the actual back-end mechanics.

The intern will learn the difference between content and presentation without the distraction of making a website from scratch.

Domain Registration

Everything on the Internet begins with a domain name; but surprisingly the name itself doesn't really do anything! The Intern will learn how to register a domain and "connect" it to their blog. This will involve identifying and configuring domain name servers.

Email

Continuing the communication theme, email and email accounts are very important. Here, the intern will learn how to create and leverage email forwarders.

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