Sae Buck Lim Won

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What year are you and what do you study?

Junior, Computer Science

Who is/was your employer?

Seoul, Korea

How did you learn about your internship?

I heard about the internship through an email from the Georgia Tech Chapter of KSEA (Korean Scientists and Engineers Association).

What was the application process like?

I first went through an online application submission. Once they were reviewed, I got a skype interview scheduled.
Tips: Don't hesitate to ask questions about the application process. They are really curious about the applicants and what difficulties could they face during the application process.

What were your major tasks or projects at this internship?

I was assigned to be in a Program Analysis Development Team and my team was working on Static Program Analysis. I was assigned to create and encode the Static Analysis results report into a file format called 'HWP' and to apply the module to the client system of the existing product.

Do you have any recommendations for Georgia Tech students looking to intern in the same company or country?

I would recommend interning in Korea only if you are curious about their culture and work environment. People are very welcoming and open to questions. I wouldn't recommend this site if you're looking to improve Korean language. Communication is considered very important and co-workers could prefer communicating in English.

Where did you live? Did you find accomodations independently or with your company's help?

Did you find accommodations independently or with your company's help? I had to find accommodation independently. I lived with my relatives while I was in Korea.

How has this internship influenced your career path?

The internship definitely showed me a how the real world environment of my study area looks like. I not only gained insight on how teams communicate in a development department, but also got the chance to measure and experience how it would be to live in that country after graduating.