At Great River, we believe that a successful internship program provides the participant with the opportunity to engage in meaningful work assignments that allow them to learn more about their field of study, and our industry. Our interns work closely with a Mentor who takes an active interest in providing guidance and hands on learning opportunities. We have also found that we are able to gain fresh ideas and a unique outside perspective from the students, which is extremely valuable!
What was the most valuable thing you’ve learned to date as an intern for Great River?
Gaining valuable work experience and a deeper understanding of IT field.
What attracted you to the intern position at Great River?
I was attracted to Great River because of their commitment to giving back to the community.
How has this internship experience shaped or impacted you and your career goals?
This internship experience has helped shape me in my career goals because I get to work alongside and ask questions of IT professionals who have years of experience in the field. This experience has provided me with the opportunity to get so much hands-on training that I did not have when I was going to school. For example, with the team, I was able to see IT projects through from beginning to end with the newest branch in Big Lake.
How did you obtain your internship(s)?
Filsan Talent Partners, helped me secure this internship with this great company.
What is your dream job?
Cybersecurity Engineering / Chief Information Technology.
Quote that defines you:
I am a Strong woman. I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself, nor let people who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall, I will rise even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t Achieve. -Anonymous.
Outside of work and school, what interests and hobbies do you have?
Outside of work I love to take my daughter (Ajwa) outside and read her favorite book, “What Color is my Hijab” by Huda Ibrahim.
When my baby sleeps, I like to spend time taking courses and learning about the software and programs that Great River uses to deepen my knowledge and understanding. I like to work on my technical skills.
During Hibo’s time here, she has impressed us with her enthusiasm to learn and her ability to accomplish tasks in a thoughtful and professional manner! We look forward to continuing to provide this mutually rewarding experience throughout this Semester and we are excited to see where her life takes her in her future endeavors!