Green Bay, WI - 14 June 2016 - MatchBack Systems, Inc. (www.matchbacksystems.com), the leading software solution to plan, optimize and communicate street-turns, selects interns from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) to help write code to process big data and ensure the data delivers information clients can use to make better business decisions.
"The students we've been working with at NWTC are fully integrated with our staff in North America and support our global operations," said Tammy Leurquin, Sr. VP of IT and Operations, MatchBack Systems. "Each intern is a valued member of our team, providing critical IT support for our customers and staff. They provide us with a unique perspective, fresh ideas and are dedicated to make a positive impact for our customers. We give them real-world IT experience, personal mentoring, problem-solving skills and exposure to a business culture. It's a win/win partnership."
Leaders at NWTC agree these life experiences are priceless for their students. Julie Ebben-Matzke, Associate Dean for Business & Technology at NWTC, said, "MatchBack Systems has a great learning environment for our students. The company has been an excellent partner because they take a personal interest in each student to allow them gain the most out of their time with them. We're excited to see them grow, knowing our interns and graduates had a small part in their success."
And, what do the students think about interning at MatchBack Systems? Dylan Hoffman interned with the company this spring and received his Associate Degree as a Computer Support Specialist from NWTC in May 2016, with an ultimate goal of working in cybersecurity. He is planning to attend University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to work towards a Bachelor's Degree in Information Sciences, with an emphasis on Information Technology.
He said his time with the company has been very rewarding. "It's one thing to learn about computer support projects in coursework, but it's completely different when you're actually doing the work. I learned so much more from this internship to prepare me for my career. I've been especially impressed with this group of talented, passionate individuals and I'm happy to contribute and be a part of their success."
Kari Bacher, International Student Support and Internship Assistant at NWTC, says it's especially important for international students who are on campus with a scholarship from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to find an internship with hands-on experience. "These students are required to have an internship to receive an Information Technology (IT) Certificate," says Bacher. "Most of these students don't have an opportunity for hands-on experience in their home countries. MatchBack Systems has been a wonderful place for our students because they invest a great deal of time with them and help them get the real-world experience they'll need for a career in IT in their home countries."
Last year, Rafet Jammali a student from Tunisia worked with MatchBack Systems. Rafet was part of a team that built an ROI tool for the company. "The team enhanced our ROI tool which made it much easier to load data," reported Leurquin. "This tool was built using Python and SQL databases."
To learn more about the impact of NWTC and the big data analytics at MatchBack Systems, visit www.matchbacksystems.com.