My school internship as an IT specialist for application development at G&O

Between November 15th and November 26th, 2021, I completed an internship as an IT specialist for application development at G&O Automation.

During this time I was able to gain a lot of experience and gained valuable insights into professional life. For the entire two weeks, I had my own workplace with my own computer and everything that goes with it. On the first day I received an internship folder that contained an overview of the process for the next two weeks.

The process was well planned and I noticed that I was warmly welcomed. My task began with the introduction to Wonderware’s InTouch program. I learned the basics quickly and shortly after that I was able to program my first project: a fully automated controlled intersection with traffic lights and cars as well as pedestrians who cross the street at the right time and reappear in a random order after they have disappeared into the edge of the screen .

I enjoyed programming the different things, even if it didn’t work right from the start. I also liked the very independent work and my colleagues were always willing to help me with problems. In the second week I designed and programmed my own project. The task was to represent an industrial process.

For this I used the program Archestra, which is similar to InTouch. I found it particularly good that it was up to me what exactly I wanted to portray. I have shown the process of felling and transporting the logs. After some time, the felled tree grows back.

I really enjoyed the challenging task. All in all, I found it very helpful to spend two weeks in this company because I was able to orientate myself professionally.

I can only recommend an internship at G&O because the working atmosphere was good and the tasks specially developed for interns were appealing. Glad I went and would recommend it to anyone planning to go into IT.

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