Introducing Emina Huskić – Mentor and coordinator for ABH Internship
Emina has been an Atlanter for almost four years. During this time, she worked as a Software Engineer, Product Owner, and both mentor and coordinator for ABH Internship. We were curious about who is guiding the Interns through the process, so we asked her for some inside info.
Great mentors are the first step toward a successful internship. Interns will learn as much knowledge as their mentor can transfer to them. That is why Atlantbh is firstly investing time and expertise to educate them on how to teach others. There are ongoing workshops and training for mentors before and during each Internship cycle. First-time mentors also have supervisors who are more experienced in their fields so that they can reach out to them anytime.
Putting yourself into Intern’s shoes
“ABH Internship will improve Intern’s technical skills, time management, and organizational skills, but also their presentation and communication skills. The goal of the ABH Internship is not only to create people with good technical knowledge but also to create complete engineers who can present themselves and their work properly,” says Emina about what interns can expect to learn. All these skills are best taught through practical work. Mentors must find the right balance between sharing their experiences and helping Interns gain their own. It is very beneficial that many of them have been ABH Interns, so they have experience on both sides. This way, it is easier to put themselves into Intern’s shoes.
Not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing
Every Intern has one dedicated mentor. They have the liberty of defining a clear communication and collaboration routine themselves. We usually encourage the individual work of an intern with good preparation, learning, and review support from the mentor.
“I have learned that mentorship is not a one-size-fits-all kind of thing. Each Intern must be approached individually. I also learned that with enough motivation and hard work – every person could succeed in achieving their goals,” Emina concludes about her experience as a mentor and coordinator of the ABH Internship.
We also asked her how to become an ABH Intern, and she shared a few tips with us. First, you should follow our website and social media to know when to apply. ABH Internship is a recurring program, taking place three times a year. It depends on the cycle, but the open positions could be for Software Engineering, Quality Assurance, DevOps, UI/UX Design, Product Management, and Data Analytics internships.
The next step is to work hard on your application. Emina advises providing a concise CV and a sincere cover letter. If you do this step right, you will do a set of interviews consisting of both soft skills and technical questions. It is crucial to stand out because there are a lot of other applicants.
“After successfully finishing ABH Internship, every Intern will have gained knowledge and experience of current technology trends, best practices, and delivery of high-quality artifacts. This is a great way to jump-start your IT career, and many of our Interns become Atlanters.”