Success through Support

- Cara, 2018 IGNITE Pricing Intern - Milpitas, CA

How did you hear about FireEye? Why did you choose FireEye? 

I was specifically interested in tech companies, so I knew there would be no better location to look at than the tech hub of California.


What is the most interesting thing you have learned? 

Working to build the cost and forecast models for different products at FireEye meant I needed to work with various stakeholders, from data centers to product operations, customer support, engineering or product management. Coordination was therefore the biggest part – and also the biggest challenge – that I encountered throughout my internship. I learned how to manage working with different stakeholders to get what I needed from them in order to finish my project on time and also to create new tasks for myself to fill up idle waiting time so that I could deliver even more results during my internship.


What has been your favorite part of your internship so far? 

The management team was always there and willing to spend time listening to you and your ideas, which was awesome! They made sure that I had access to resources and materials I needed to finish my project, and most importantly, they wanted me to be successful with it. From regular check-in meetings to advice sharing sessions, and even fun times going through the way we built our intern PowerPoint slides – the management team at FireEye never shunned away from interacting with interns and made sure they were having a great experience.


What would your advice be to a student pursuing an internship at FireEye? 

Be a creative problem-solver and speak up when you see things that can be improved. Your ideas will always be welcomed. Additionally, don’t be restricted in your original scope of work. As your project goes on, you may be able to identify areas that you can leverage your current project on to identify and solve other problems. Let your managers know and you will have more chances to create more impacts 


Is there anything else you would like to say? 

FireEye was my first working place in the US. I was given great opportunities to improve my skillsets and make real impacts – for that I would always be thankful!

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