One-month internship at HRC

One-month internship at HRC

My first internship experience

Patrick
·Jul 14, 2022·

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Hey, I'm back again with a new post. I've been writing this post for three weeks this time and I think that's huge, but every time I wrote it, I wasn't happy with it. So, I spent a lot of time…

It was a fantastic experience because I gained experience I would never have in school.

In June, I did a four-week mandatory internship at the local company HRC in Žalec, Slovenia. I did my internship with my classmate Tilen Goršek.

HRC Žalec

HRC is a company that produces software for most Slovenian and a few Croatian banks and savings banks. The company produces practically everything that a bank needs for its operation, from a mobile app to an app for work at the front office of the bank. The product they make is called Hibis.

The biggest lesson I learned is that there are never any stupid questions, you will always get an answer to a question, you just have to ask if something is not clear to you.

Before starting work in the assigned position, I had to sign a non-disclosure agreement, which prevents the disclosure of customer and company data. I was introduced to the rules of work in the company and also how to act by the ISO 27001 standard (standard for information security).

As an intern, I was assigned to the Digital Channels department, more precisely in the department where they create an electronic bank. My task was to find mistakes that programmers make when creating an application. In the beginning, I looked for bugs and errors manually, but in the second week, automated testing with the Ranorex Studio software came into play. A lot of test cases are already written, but I also wrote one according to a pre-written specification.

I got an insight into how software development is done in a team and what DevOps looks like on a real project.

During my four weeks at HRC, I learned a lot about how banking systems work, which I didn't know much about before, and the importance of testing software before sending it to production. I also learned a lot about working in a company and information security. It was a fantastic experience because I gained experience I would never have in school.

HRC Žalec

The biggest lesson I learned is that there are never any stupid questions, you will always get an answer to a question, you just have to ask if something is not clear to you.

I will most likely return to HRC, as I see many opportunities for personal advancement in the company.

Until next time 👋.

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