Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Rothco Insider: Summer Internship Insights

This summer Rothco employed 18 summer interns in various departments including our sales, purchasing and web team. Our intern David Mulry was kind enough to write about his experience here at Rothco.
Three months ago I started my internship here at Rothco as a web development intern under Nick Woodhead. I have been lucky to work with a welcoming group of people who had no problems taking time out of their busy schedules to teach me new tricks or help me learn a new aspect of the site. I cannot thank them enough for their generosity. It just goes to show how strong the Rothco community is and I am glad to have been a part of it this summer.

I gained invaluable experience during my time here. I learned about hmvc website
 structuring and how best to set up and write the code of a website using php. Nick was great about walking me through operations and code changes he would make to the site also. But aside from working on the code of the site I learned how a company should work together to accomplish tasks. I am lucky to have learned everything in such an exemplary environment.

My main task during the summer was to set up and write the articles for Rothco’s Knowledge Base. Its purpose is to provide directions for a number of tasks within Rothco’s websites, whether it is learning the structure of the front-end site, or how to edit what appears there through the admin. Other than the knowledge base I was given other tasks such as, adding Rothco products to the old b2b website, or testing for bugs whenever changes were made to the website, just to name a few.

I cannot thank everyone enough for helping me and teaching me so much during my time here. It was truly an unforgettable experience.

David M. 

Rothco employees interns all year long, if you are interested in an internship with Rothco, please contact our HR department at HR@Rothco.com