Interships immerse students in global technology and culture
The opportunity to work for an e-commerce company in India and a Google office in Shanghai drew four students to Asia for internships organized by the Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education in collaboration with Princeton in Asia.
The students came away not only with experience putting their engineering backgrounds to work in fast-moving businesses, but also with insights into the intersection of technology, business and global cultures.
“International exposure will become increasingly important for our students as technology continues to eliminate communication and trade barriers across the world,” Keller Center director Sharad Malik said.
At InfoEdge, India’s largest e-commerce company, Nic Byrd ’08 and Megan Schoendorf ’10 worked to improve the search capabilities used by the company’s job search and social networking sites, Naukri.com and Brijj.com. In China, Gordon Scharf ’09 and Aditya Panda ’10 worked on the design of a new Web application for Google.