Applied Development wishes a fond farewell to our Research Technology Intern, Biplav Kharel, on the final day of his internship. During the past six months, Biplav has worked with our team to gain practical knowledge and experience for his career, and to assist him in earning a degree in Information Technology from Towson University.
Biplav reflects on his time here at Applied Development: “This experience has prepared me in many ways, from learning office etiquette and working with deadlines, to gaining knowledge from hands-on training. I worked closely with an experienced group of professionals to learn about project management and gained real world experience working on different projects.”
Biplav described some of his responsibilities as a Research Technology Intern. “I was given an opportunity to work on the branding of a new Joint Venture, and created a professional website, employees’ email, and business cards. From working on these tasks, I’ve gained knowledge about using Content Management Systems (CMS) and Web Development and Design. In addition, I further developed my research skills while researching Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) programs.” Biplav also learned to develop Project Management artifacts such as a project charter, work breakdown structure, and project plan.
In honor of his hard work, the Applied Development team took Biplav to a celebratory lunch to show their appreciation for his contributions to the company. “I really enjoyed my time here at Applied Development. I consider this internship to be a very valuable experience because I got to learn and do things that aren’t taught in the classroom.”
Our goal is to help our interns gain the knowledge and experience they need to feel prepared to enter their field of work. We want to understand their goals and what they hope to gain from their internship so that they can make the most of their time with us. Internship opportunities are a way for students to take the knowledge they’ve learned in school and apply it to real life. It has been a pleasure getting to assist Biplav in his journey and to watch him grow from his time at Applied Development. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors. This is not goodbye, just “see you later!”