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Palo Alto Networks

Security Automation Engineering Intern

May 2020 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

During my time at PANW I was treated like a full time employee. No task given had a lack of urgency or importance. My work continues to be used every day.

What I wish was different

In person would have been better :)

Advice

Socialize via Slack. Talk to coworkers, even if in different branches of the business.
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Big Data Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

This internship was a great experience to learn more about cybersecurity and big data technology in a wonderful, supportive company. It was also a great opportunity to experience the culture of Silicon Valley and to network with some of the brightest developers in tech today.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Take advantage of all opportunities presented to learn new things and grow your network!
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IT Cloud Apps Intern

June - September 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Amazing company culture with really talented folks and fellow interns! I was placed in a team and was able to work on real projects as well as take part in meetings.

What I wish was different

Nothing, the entire experience was great!

Advice

Make the most out of your time there: get to know your manager, participate in intern events, network, and work hard!
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Software Quality Assurance Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Friendly office atmosphere; everyone was very willing to help with any problems; opportunity to interact with and learn from multiple different teams

What I wish was different

Procedures weren't very well defined and there was some confusion between teams regarding how a task should be completed. Work in progress as the company expands

Advice

Ask questions and be vocal if you're ready for more work. There was always something to do, one barrier I ran into was being afraid to overwhelm myself so I wouldn't seek out work, just wait for the assignments that had already been planned for me. I did have work to do, but had I spoken up I think I might've had a bit more to keep my busy between projects.
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Corporate Finance Intern

May - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Great company, very involved, learned a ton, propelled me into my next job offer.

What I wish was different

Not sure.

Advice

Reach out to as many people you can at the company while you’re there.
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Full-Stack Software Engineer

June 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

Palo Alto Networks upholds an undeniably great workplace culture. I throughly enjoyed my summer at PAN because I loved the work I was doing, the people I was working with and the positive impact of the company on society. The company motto "Protecting our Digital Way of Life" resonated with me and made PAN stand out from other technology companies within Silicon Valley where company values appear strictly financial. The trip to Great America and ferry tour of the SF bay were icing on the cake.

What I wish was different

Advice

If you are fortunate enough to be given the opportunity to work with this company embrace every opportunity during your internship. Challenge yourself to work outside your comfort zone and make connections - you never know where they might take you.
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HR Generalist Intern

May - August 2018 • Santa Clara, CA

What I liked

The ability to learn from so many different people in the HR department. The culture of the company was one of collaboration, so I always felt the freedom to reach out to people outside of my team to learn about the different departments of HR

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Always be ready to learn, constantly ask questions. 3 months of summer internship is honestly not a lot of time, so we should constantly be striving to learn.
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Robotic Process Automation Intern

June - September 2018 • Santa Clara, UT

What I liked

I enjoyed the autonomy given by my manager to take on large scale projects. The recruiting team is amazing in regards to connecting interns with one another on great trips. Management truly values your opinion and treats you as a full time employee; the professional experience was invaluable.

What I wish was different

I wish the company culture had been more outgoing in the IT and Engineering areas

Advice

Network with your peers and co-workers. Don't be afraid to branch out roles.
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