Taipei

Theodore Kanell

Theodore Kanell
Intumit

This summer I hoped to gain valuable experience working at a tech company in order to determine if I wanted to major in computer science. After my time working with Intumit, a company in Taipei, Taiwan, I am confident that I will major in CS. Because of the pandemic afflicting the world, I was unable to physically travel to Taiwan for the internship. However, my virtual experience was still very valuable. Through frequent emails and video calls, I developed a wonderful working relationship with my supervisor and fellow interns at Intumit. My new understanding of how to work in a virtual environment will continue to reward me throughout my life. Despite staying in America for the internship, I was still able to gain a greater insight into Taiwan’s culture and people. I had some opportunities to utilize my Mandarin ability. Intumit was also very kind, and at the end of the internship, they hosted a Zoom party. They sent a package with a variety of Taiwanese snacks to give the other interns and me an actual taste of Taiwanese cuisine. It was very kind, and I look forward to physically working in Taiwan sometime in the future.