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SEP Named A 2021 Best Places to Work in Indiana Company

Our 2021 summer interns shared what they loved most about their internship at SEP. Check it out: Dane Acena “What I loved about SEP is their welcoming culture for curiosity, exploration, and ideas. From the first day…
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2021 Interns: How the Summer Went

Our 2021 summer interns shared what they loved most about their internship at SEP. Check it out: Dane Acena “What I loved about SEP is their welcoming culture for curiosity, exploration, and ideas. From the first day of interning at SEP, they have encouraged me to ask a lot of questions, be open to collaboration, […]
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Meet the 2021 Interns

Name: Dane Acena Title: Design Intern School: Clemson University Major: Human-Centered Computing What drew you to SEP?: What drew me to SEP was their welcoming environment. I first saw it when they reached out to me and had continued to see it throughout the interview process. SEPeers are always open and understanding with each other […]
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A Biz-y Summer at SEP

Blog Post Written By: Jaala Naylor Coming into a summer of uncertainty, I wasn’t sure what to expect from a remote internship at a software company. As a business student with a few years’ of college experience,  I anticipated feeling a bit out of place among software engineers. I was eager to see what challenges […]
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Recruiting When We’re All Suddenly Remote

When making preparation for SEP’s shift to working from home during COVID-19, we knew we didn’t want to lose momentum on our recruiting. We get to talk to lots of great candidates, and putting them on pause for a month (or potentially several months) seemed like a decision that would lead to us missing opportunities. […]
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What It’s Like To Work at a Software Consultancy

There are several pieces that fit together when it comes to working at a software consultancy. Each of these pieces feeds into a varied and often challenging atmosphere. The answer to specific questions will often be that it depends. How they fit together can change, but the pieces are often the same. Process Let’s start […]
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4 Ways We Attract Great Interns

Finding top-notch people (engineers, designers, etc.) to work at SEP is a key thing we focus on each year. As part of finding and attracting great interns, it’s important to have a clear idea of what your company has to offer. Students will interact with lots of companies, often in quick succession. Knowing what you […]
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5 Books You Should Read Before You Start Your First Job In Software Engineering

Traditionally, students get only a small taste of the industry before graduating. You may find yourself chugging coffee at 3 am before a deadline; a hard lesson on project pacing. Perhaps you, a team leader, has to deal with a colleague upset about the balance of project work. Despite these experiences, you’ll surely be learning […]
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5 Steps to Create a Successful Internship Program

Thinking about starting an internship program at your company? Already have interns and don’t know what to do with them? Here are our best tips to make your internship program successful (and enjoyable!) for both parties. 1. Define Success A question we regularly ask ourselves here at SEP, whether we’re developing an app or planning […]
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2019 Intern Experience

What was your favorite thing about this summer? “My favorite thing about this summer has been trying out such a wide variety of functions here at SEP.  To name a few, I have gained experience in user research, graphic design, and user experience.” -Laura Buckles “SEP did a great job at giving me a glimpse […]
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Dear Intern/New Hire: How to Be an Effective New Person

Dear intern/new hire, Welcome! I’m sure you are excited about your new position and can’t wait to meet your team.  First, let’s address some common fears that new people have and make sure we’re all on the same page here.  As an intern or new hire, it’s likely that you will be the least experienced […]
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