Once per week, a group consisting primarily of Yamato Lab. engineers gathers together to think about what to write about, discussing what they want to communicate to Lenovo Fans in Yamato Thinking. It occurred to us that it would be a good time to talk about the internship. We would like to introduce to you some of the contents from interviews that we did from the hands-on work experience internship last year at Lenovo.
Q1. This year we had as many as 9 students participating in the program. What was your motivation to apply to the Lenovo hands-on work experience internship?
- This is a different field from my major, but computers were my hobby.
- I saw it on Yamato Thinking.
- My professor is a fan of Lenovo Yamato.
Q2. During the period of the internship (two to four weeks), you leave the university to instead commute to a company. What were your days like?
- I go to work at 9 AM and start by checking my E-mail. I am working on diagnosing the performance of cameras and I am concentrating on my work throughout the day, except for the hour during lunch.
- I had many good experiences going out drinking with other friends from the internship because my work finishes at 5:36.
- The many opportunities I had to speak with people from other universities were a precious experience for me.
Q3. Is there anything that you came to feel about Lenovo during the course of your internship?
- Sametime (Authors note: A messaging software) messages were always flying back and forth and everyone seemed so busy.
- I had imagined that there would be a lot of back and forth in Chinese, but I also heard English and other languages.
- The environment seemed so free and I wondered if this is what it is like to work at a foreign company.
- I am amazed at the unyielding principles of the engineers.
Q4. Did you see anything interesting at the Yamato Office?
- I thought it was interesting that there are AC adapters in meeting rooms and at desks so that you can plug in wherever you are. That is possible because both the ThinkPad T Series and X Series use the same adapter.
- Everyone carries a PC with them and I was surprised that there were even people carrying their PC into the bathroom with them.
- I saw so many docking stations, far more than you would see in ordinary life.
- The laboratory tour (the torture experiment viewing tour) was interesting. It seemed like it wasn't really necessary to put computers through that much punishment.
Q5. Was the internship useful for you?
- I want to be able to work creating the most up to date products that will actually be used directly by users after graduation and now I can imagine what it would be like to work in that kind of company.
There may have been some things difficult to say in an interview, but we got the impression that the participants had a good time. As engineers, we also receive valuable stimulus hearing about the ThinkPad from the viewpoint of students each year. If you are interested, by all means please look into applying!
We are looking forward to a lot of you coming to the new office this year with fresh ideas.
Lenovo Japan Summer Internship 2010*Japanese only
Facebook Lenovo Japan Internship*Japanese only
Nozomi ISHIHARA: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at Osaka University, Multimedia Engineering Program
BAJRACHARYA ANUJ RATNA: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology at Osaka University, Advanced Network Architecture Research Laboratory
Kyosuke HASHIMOTO: Kyoto University, Faculty of Engineering, Undergraduate School of Informatics and Mathematical Science
Yoshiki NAKATSURU: University of Tsukuba, Graduate School of Systems and Information Engineering, Department of Intelligent Interaction Technologies
Takashi NAKAJIMA: Nagoya University Graduate School of Information Science, Department of Information Engineering
Masato KANEMATSU: Tokyo University, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Systems
Tetsuro SAKURA: Keio University, Graduate School, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Design Engineering PHD
Kota MIURA: Meiji University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering
Eikan SHI: Chiba University Graduate School & Faculty of Engineering Division of Nanoscience