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Presidio intern works on enterprise project replacing 13,000 phones


Emily Fredette

Emily Fredette

graduate student in electrical and computer engineering

What are you doing this semester as an intern for Presidio?
I’m installing the Cisco desk phones. There’s 13,000 phones on campus to be replaced, I didn’t realize there were so many! They’ll also be replacing access points for PAL around campus. It is a fun job, because it’s stress-free and I get to go into some the buildings I’d never been into it before.

When did you start with Presidio?
I started over the summer in the Carmel office. We helped a number of smaller projects. For example, we installed uninterrupted power supplies (UPS) in a number of school districts around Indianapolis. We switched outdated UPS’s to ensure that if these schools were to lose power, their data would be saved.

What skills are you learning with Presidio?
Over the summer, we were encouraged to learn new skills. I’ve been learning about Amazon Web Services.

Would you recommend the Presidio internship to another student?
Yes, the company and the culture are great. Anyone would let you come ask what they’re doing and to learn from them. It’s a welcoming environment. For example, employees would schedule times with us to go over questions and tell us about their experience. I would definitely recommend the Pathmaker program for anyone who’s looking to gain work experience during school. My hours are very flexible around my school schedule. Presidio is respectful that I’m still taking classes. Having the income doesn’t hurt either!

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