Internship Spotlight – Kyle Larson, Insight Enterprises

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Kyle Larson is double majoring in Entrepreneurship and MIS  and will graduate in May 2019.  He interned this summer for Insight Enterprises as the Consulting Services Intern in Tempe, Arizona.

How did you get this internship? I obtained this internship through a connection I made at Eller. By going to the Arizona Consulting Club, I was able to meet an employee of Insight and build a relationship with them. When it came time to apply for the internship they reached out and told me to use them as a reference.

What was your favorite part of the experience? My favorite part of the experience was all the training that Insight put the interns through. We went through several classes and of those my favorites were the Severn Habits of Highly Effective People and the Speaking with Confidence courses. Both classes presented thought-provoking material that changed my outlook on personal and business concepts. Also, I was fortunate to partake in the new hire training in Austin, Texas.

If you worked on a big project, please describe it below: The biggest project that I worked on was a SharePoint migration for the Residency team in Consulting Services. The project started with an initial meeting with managers to gain an understanding of what files needed to be migrated and their associated downtime tolerance. I was also tasked with the design of the SharePoint site, so the meeting also covered some design requirements. After that meeting, I built a folder structure in the new SharePoint and created a migration list in Excel to help organize the file transfers. Once the file transfer process was over, I hosted a check-in meeting to confirm that the project was running smoothly. I then built a dashboard display into the homepage of that SharePoint page per the request of the check-in meeting and created to update process for that dashboard.

How did Eller prepare you for your internship? Eller prepared me for this internship through several classes.  The first was BCOM 314 which taught me the communications skills that I used day to day. The second class was MIS 307 which taught me networking and data communication concepts. By taking that class I was able to understand the topics covered during the internship. Lastly, MIS 301 allowed me to write a Java program to automate an in-house process that I came up with.

Did your internship employer provide housing or transportation assistance? No, my employer did not provide any housing or transportation assistance.