Over the past year I’ve been a paid software development intern at Eagle Technology, Inc. located in Mequon, WI.  When I started I was assigned to work on a new version of a mobile application that can be used by the Android and iOS platforms. I worked with another engineer to design and develop the application along with integrating it with Eagle’s current products. My responsibilities include R&D, software design, development, and testing. I have enjoyed this experience because I have been able to work on a large scale project from start to finish. My favorite part of the internship has been working with new technologies that I would not have gotten the opportunity to use otherwise. I was offered a full time position at Eagle Technology, Inc. as a software developer and will be starting in June 2012.

When it came to looking for an internship and a job, I utilized the MSOE Career Services office almost exclusively. I had my resume in their CareerNet database which allowed more employers to view it and then contact me if they felt I would be a good fit for an opening. CareerNet along with the Career Fair and being able to setup on-campus interviews were very valuable resources during my internship and job search.

The senior design project is a great way to put everything that I have learned at MSOE into practical use. The project that I’m working on is to develop an application called SoundCheck. The goal of this application is to allow people to combine music stored on multiple computers within their home into a single virtual library. This means that songs from a computer in one room can be played on another computer. We are also designing receivers that can be plugged into speakers so that music can be played to a home theater system. There are three main components for our application, the receivers, application, and the Android app. I’ve mainly been working on the Android app because of my past experience. The coolest thing about Senior Design is being able to work on an idea that your team came up with and making it a reality.

Joe Rider
SE ‘12