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Extern

June - July 2020 • Houston, MS

What I liked

I enjoyed all the guest speakers and the information that they shared.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've had an in person experience

Advice

Make the best of it. You can learn a lot
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Summer Learning Academy Extern

May - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

This externship was self-paced and was compromised of business acumen courses, AT&T trainings, and networking events. It was the perfect opportunity for this summer, as my original internship was cancelled due to COVID. AT&T anticipated this loss for students and provided an exceptional program for us to continue learning and gaining experience during such an unprecedented time.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Extern

June - July 2020 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

I really enjoyed the externship. I was able to listen to speakers share their life stories, gain insight on how AT&T operates as well as learn about the utilization of professional skills in the corporate world.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Extern

June - July 2020 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked that the hours were flexible and that the externship was geared at training students in versatile business skills.

What I wish was different

I wished that there was more interpersonal engagement.

Advice

This externship is best for people that can self-pace themselves.
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Extern

June - July 2020 • Kent, OH

What I liked

The host was well-spoken and interesting. The learning modules were engaging and impactful.

What I wish was different

Some speakers were at times boring or otherwise lacking in content

Advice

The program was worthwhile. It was a great opportunity to listen to and learn from several successful professionals. I have gained useful career skills and knowledge in a diverse range of sectors.
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Extern

June - August 2020 • Warren, MI

What I liked

I learned things that I'll never learn in school. A lot of personal development stuff!

What I wish was different

Nothing. Everything was perfect

Advice

Search for more experiences to learn. Make sure you use your free time productively instead of playing useless video games and watching Netflix.
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Externship Participant

June - July 2020 • Austin, TX

What I liked

The event was more of an alternative offering to accommodate the quarantine. There were a lot of great presenters AND presentations. I learned a lot in a very short time and found many great new skills that will serve me well in my career.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you get a chance to do it next year, I highly encourage it.
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AT&T Externship

July - August 2020 • Bay City, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the experience to grow my Business Acumen with a well known company. AT&T focuses on real life concerns in and out of the business world such as diversity and inclusion all while growing their company in a sustainable way. It helped to reinforce the concept that while profit is important for a company, its not always the bottom line.

What I wish was different

I wish the program was more interactive and sensitive to varying schedules. I wasn't able to participate in any of the live events due to my schedule and it was a bummer.

Advice

No one is monitoring you for completion. You must be dedicated to your own education and set a goal of completion if you want the badge from Credly Acclaim.
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Extern

June - August 2020 • Sachse, TX

What I liked

The knowledge I gained.

What I wish was different

Advice

They value the importance of health and happiness in all of their employees. There’s never a dull moment.
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Externship

June - July 2020 • Houston, TX

What I liked

AT&T’s Summer Learning Academy really gave us the opportunity to learn different skills from business, marketing and advertising amidst the hiring issues with the pandemic.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all.

Advice

Take your time to document all the information you’re gaining since it will definitely go a long way in your career
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Summer Learning Academy Extern

June - July 2020 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I really enjoyed having the opportunity to take part in this part-time externship opportunity, connect with externs around the world, learn about the technology industry, improve my ability to market myself, and gain valuable career insights.

What I wish was different

I had originally accepted an internship as a Project Engineer with Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals in California. Obviously, it would have been a valuable experience and I was disappointed when it got canceled due to COVID-19.

Advice

Take advantage of everything at your disposal, even if it's not ideal. I appreciated the summer off, especially since I'll be graduating in December so it's one of my last few "breaks" as an undergraduate. However, I also got a lot out of the part-time AT&T Summer Learning Academy program.
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AT&T Summer Learning Academy Externship (Remote)

June - July 2020 • Tustin, CA

What I liked

When the pandemic first started, AT&T created this magnificent externship in only one month, and it served as an extraordinary opportunity for students who lost an internship opportunity due to the pandemic, or for students looking for a valuable summer involvement. I developed my interpersonal, professional, and practical skills more than ever through this externship with its live webinars, self-paced courses, and interactive lectures. I love everything about this remote externship!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Cyber security Intern

May - August 2020 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed the networking opportunity as well as learning about how cyber security is growing in a corporate setting.

What I wish was different

AT&T was pretty good on transitioning to a remote setting but getting that initial set process done was a hassle.

Advice

A remote internship is definitely different from an in person one, but one thing I do strongly encourage is to keep in constant communication with not only your team/coworkers but your professional network as well.
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Extern

June - July 2020 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

I loved that some presentations were live, and others were available to be reviewed at your own pace. I especially enjoyed learning about how technicians set up the internet at from to how annual budgeting meetings are conducted.

What I wish was different

I would have loved for this to be an in person opportunity. I would have allowed more hands on learning, in all areas of the company.

Advice

Get a morning meal before you start your daily session and make sure you take a break in between modules.
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AT&T General Intern

June - August 2020 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

I really enjoyed my internship experience with AT&T. I had the opportunity to learn more about the company and gain hands on experience. I also got the opportunity to network with other interns and executives within AT&T.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had the opportunity to go to the actual work site. I didn’t have this opportunity since we were in the middle of a pandemic.

Advice

I would tell everyone to network and take advantage of everything that your internship offers. Even though we were in a pandemic I still took advantage of all of the opportunities offered by AT&T and I had a great summer experience.
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Att

May - June 2020 • Pittsburg, CA

What I liked

Interviews with leadership and tips for success

What I wish was different

Advice

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Big Data Engineer Intern

June - August 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

A lot of experience in different sector’s of the company from HBO to Turner Sports

What I wish was different

Nothjng

Advice

Be open. Take in all experiences and be willing to listening
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Extern

July - August 2020 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed that the externship allowed me to participate without the need to leave my home and risk catching coronavirus.

What I wish was different

The externship focused mainly on presentations. I felt that the information would have been more impactful if the participation component was not so minimal.

Advice

The best way to experience an AT&T externship is to show up on time and ask questions. The more you can speak to the presenter, the more you can understand how their presentation applies to the real world.
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Student

June - July 2020 • Rialto, CA

What I liked

The externship program was forgiving in schedule, but still very informational.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to go over the material afterwards.

Advice

Don't fall behind, keep pace in the program.
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Business Analyst Intern

June - July 2020 • Gilbert, AZ

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to listen to those who worked at AT&T and professionals who often did presentations so the interns/externs could get a better sense of the industry.

What I wish was different

I wish the program extended into the school year so I could gain more experience and connect with others.

Advice

Time management is very important in being successful. The ability to maintain trust and accountability sets you apart.
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