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 InternshipWe 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.” 

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One Comment

  • Vignjevic Vignjevic says:

    I am writing to express my interest in applying for the Product Management internship at Atlantbh . I have more than 10 years of experience in various positions which of 4 is withing the project management and product management roles.
    Additionally I have accumulated an extensive skillset founding and co-founding two of Bosnia and Herzegovina´s accomplished startups.

    1. – First BiH startup for medical and health services.
    2. -First BiH startup for booking treatments (hairdressers, wellness centers, massages, etc.)

    Many of the duties being an early age startup founder include everything from balancing ever-changing product timeline, coordinating teams in order to ensure proper product development and growth to being involved in drafting business plans, legal and financial documents, negotiations and daily communication with possible investors and business partners. It is important to note that because of the huge desire and vision, I did this work in parallel while I was full time employed at the UN.

    The second startup was born with the vision that something like this would live a great success at the regional level with the main focus on the mobile application followed by the website. I took a role of Product Owner and was responsible for many daily tasks from understanding the market requirements for current and future products to analyzing customer needs and transforming it to product requirements. As well as following it to successful execution by development and design teams. Both of the startups did not followed the Agile framework but a desire for something to succeed and reach the end user.

    It would be a privilege to have a chance to discuss your product management internship, so please feel free to reach me whenever is most convenient for

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