I remember the first day of my internship at ServiceNow corporate headquarters in Santa Clara, California. I started the day feeling excited, nervous, anxious. All the new interns were asked to gather in a large room, and everything changed. We got our nametags, laptops, backpacks and branded jackets. We immediately felt welcome, like we belonged.
Just a few weeks later, the 2019 interns are proudly immersed in our work. We’re contributing across multiple ServiceNow teams, from communications and marketing to engineering, and we’re seeing the real impact our work is making. Below I’ll share some recent perspectives from my fellow interns.
“I’m very excited to see our product develop and allow ServiceNow administrators to create interactive experiences that are easy to create and manage.” - Rio Martinez, software engineering intern in Chicago
Right now, Rio is working on a user interface (UI) builder with our engineers. His biggest takeaway so far is the importance of teamwork. When Rio walks into ServiceNow, teamwork is the first thing on his mind.
Rio’s dad raised him to be an athlete, so he’s all about teams. Through basketball and rowing, he learned what it means to pick up where a teammate left off and how to work with the team’s success in mind. Those skills come in handy as Rio and the team build interactive experiences that are simple to create and manage on the Now Platform.
“I love my internship because I feel comfortable here. I can experiment and make mistakes that will ultimately help me succeed and add value to the company.” - Kat Temple, mobile UX Design intern in Santa Clara
Kat is working on a feature for the next release for ServiceNow’s mobile app. On her road to craft a better work experience for our customers, she’s learning how to lead discussions about her design approach. Kat credits her talented ServiceNow mentor for showing her the ropes.
“I want work to be a place where people enjoy their time. Where people can be themselves. Where people wake up excited about their day.” - Siyuan Sun, digital marketing intern in Amsterdam
Siyuan works on web-based projects that improve the user experience and the customer journey. Working on a marketing team is all about sharing ideas, which is no problem for Siyuan because he has tons of them. When he’s not conducting research or ideating solutions for exciting, challenging projects, he enjoys teaching his teammates about Chinese culture.
“Progress really means finding and eradicating flaws in our world using power and intelligence.” -Siddharth Gupta, software development intern in Hyderabad, India
Siddharth spends his days thinking about how he can develop technology that improves the world. He feels ServiceNow is a great place to work. “I feel this place gives me the freedom for my thoughts and ideas to grow,” Siddharth says. In his spare time, he’s tackling the problem of traffic congestion by using AI to interpret and understand the visual world.
It’s not always easy for interns to drop into a new company, establish themselves, and really make a mark. In order for that to happen, we need to be given the right opportunities and feel like we’re in a space that encourages us to innovate, learn, and grow. Luckily there are plenty of those opportunities at ServiceNow. ServiceNow interns are making an impact in offices around the world. And ServiceNow is making an impact on us, too.