My work and knowledge gained
I am working on a project for Nielsen, a US-based company. Nielsen is a publicly held global information and media company, and is one of the world’s leading suppliers of marketing information (Nielsen Consumer, formerly ACNielsen), media information and TV ratings (Nielsen Media Research), online intelligence (Nielsen Online) and mobile measurement (Nielsen Mobile). In this project, I am part of the Nielsen Media watch, mostly focusing on the media entertainment scan systems.
This project is very interesting, when I started working on it, I knew only two programming languages, but after interacting with thousands of professional engineers, I have grasped many new skills and technical grown, I can write software programs in four languages and database management systems and on different platforms. Today, as a Systems Engineer, I am given roles like the other senior developers.
With this exposure from TCS, I am ready to work in any part of the world. The diversity at work, ranging from technical environment, corporate etiquette and the international cultural exposure has made me more enthusiastic and encouraged to seek other professional experiences like this one.
The Indian experience is also amazing. Indian IT usage has exceeded what anyone could ever imagine; electronic commerce, net banking and many other amazing innovations are coming on the market daily and surprisingly the brains behind all this are young people with an average age of 26 years.
My internship was supposed to end on 21st July, 2012, but the project managers have requested me to extend my Visa for some more months.
Prospects after the internship
I now have a lot to offer my country. The IT sector in Uganda is growing and I seek to contribute to this. My aspiration is to venture into research using IT and avail information to those who need it especially the locals at the grassroots. I am grateful to CIT for their effort in uplifting the IT Industry in Uganda by providing a critical mass of professionals. I encourage the other students to look out for the next call for applications by AIESEC. Your life will not remain the same.