I began my internship with TeraThink on May 20th shortly after the conclusion of my freshman year at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). While it felt like a short 3 months, I learned more at TeraThink then I could have imagined.
Working on several different projects allowed me to engage with numerous people throughout the company. I learned valuable tools such as Prezi, Google Analytics, and Tableau. The exposure to agile methodology was invaluable and I was able attend meetings involving marketing, data analytics, and ServiceNow.
Throughout my summer internship at TeraThink I was fortunate enough to work on a variety of different projects. They exposed me to many different areas within which TeraThink delivers solutions. The final assignment I was tasked with was on a data analytics project. I was lucky enough to work with the Director of TeraThink’s Data Analytics Community of Practice, Beth Bauer.
We focused on creating modernized, interactive visuals to complement the pre-existing ones on the Veterans Affairs (VA) website. The efforts were inspired by the Veterans Affairs Open Data Portal. This portal allows anyone to figure out ways to improve and modernize the VA’s current data visualizations. Tableau was the perfect tool for us to accomplish this.