Stephen SarquahProjects at IT Minds are a really good supplement to your education, because you get to use theory in practice. In school you do not learn how to deal with implementation specific details like how to scale a web application so the design is adjusted to mobile devices and desktops. This provides you with experience that is very valuable when you in a future situation is presented with the same type of problem.
I have worked at IT Minds as a consultant since April 2012. I have always felt welcome amongst my colleagues which has led to good chemistry between us.
The projects have varied a lot which requires being an adaptable consultant. The assigments range from analysis of possibilities, through a document handling system in a company, to implementation of a HTML5 web application.
When you work on a project you have great responsibility. You are considered IT Minds' public image during each project. This responsibility also implies that you have the freedom to find the solution that fits the customer the best, which is a really good motivation.
Projects at IT Minds are really good supplements to your education, because you get to use theory in practice. In school you do not learn how to deal with implementation specific details like how to scale a web application so the design is adjusted to mobile devices and desktops. This provides you with very valuable experience when you, in a future situation, is presented with the same type of problem.
You can get a lot of help from your colleagues, since we both have an intranet and a Facebook page, which makes it very easy to ask for help as well as cooperate on solutions to problems.
My greatest success experience on a project was when I had to visualise a customer's goals for cost reduction. The data for every single subsidiary with the customer was calculated in a work flow in Sharepoint and was displayed as a list. In the list, status indicators were made according to the achievement of the saving goals. To visualise the saving goals over time, the data was downloaded to an excel sheet. The excel sheet had a macro that dynamically created and arranged graphs in the sheet. The customer was very happy with the solution, which lead to me also doing assigments concerning work flows for another department in the same company.
All in all, I have been very happy with working for IT Minds as I think that it is really motivating to work with other students. The projects have forced me to think creatively, and you get to work with the theories from you education in practice. It is great!
/ Stephen Sarquah, former Software Developer, IT Minds
Now: Sharepoint Specialist for GEA Processing