It’s time for another story in our “From Intern to Employee” series. Join us today in welcoming our twentieth intern-turned-full-time employee: Amir Hasanbašić!
Amir is a soon-to-be graduate from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Tuzla. After two years of working part-time while attending his studies, Amir recently joined the COMMsware Meeting team as a full-time employee. So far, he has been mainly working as a developer on the backend services of COMMSware Meeting, but is looking forward to future products.
You can find Amir fueling up on coffee, developing services in COMMSware that are responsible for scheduling meetings, storing necessary data, orchestrating said data to different services for users to access the audio, video, screen sharing, etc. and more! (Sounds impressive, right?!)
Want to learn more about Amir and why he chose to do an internship with Bicom Systems? Keep reading!
Why did you choose Bicom System to do an internship?
“I thought that an internship would complement my education by providing me with real-world experience and ultimately improve my personal development. Bicom Systems was offering a great opportunity to learn about something that I not only love but from some of the best in the field! When I got the call about the internship, there was no doubt in my mind that Bicom Systems was the spot for me!”
What has your journey been like from Intern to Employee?
“When I began my internship, I still had a lot of subjects to complete in University. I thought it would be tough juggling both. Still, the internship proved to be the perfect balance between progressing in my classes and learning to solve problems one would only face as a full-time professional developer. Two years of interning and twenty classes later, I am armed with so much experience that placed me in a great starting point to start my full-time career!”
Describe what a typical day looks like for you.
“First things first, coffee. I bring myself up to speed by checking messages on gloCOM, e-mails, and other important news. Once I am up to speed, it is time to start focusing on my daily tasks.”
“My current tasks are to develop various features on the COMMSware/gloCOM meeting backend. Halfway through the day or so, my team (who, not to mention, is spread across three different time zones) has its daily meeting to discuss current progress on tasks and sprints. During which time, I start brewing my second cup of coffee for the day! Ha Ha!”
When the COVID-19 outbreak forced us all home, how did you manage working remotely and attending school virtually?
“Having to work remotely was honestly a blessing! I was one of the lucky ones because I had something exciting and different to do. Having tools like gloCOM and COMMSware Meeting was extremely helpful and a great way to contact my coworkers. Studying was also good! It was pretty smooth sailing because we had good organization, and my professors were quick to adapt to the new way of teaching.”
Outside of work, what do you like to do in your spare time?
“I love expanding my knowledge, so when I stumble upon something interesting, I keep researching and learning about the topic. Also, I am a huge football fan! Not only do I love to watch the games, I even enjoy their press conferences. Travelling has always been a passion of mine, so I am looking forward to the day we can travel again! I also enjoy watching Formula One racing. Wherever I am, you can find me searching for a go-kart track!”
What excites you the most about the technologies that we use at Bicom Systems?
“The most exciting part is most of my team’s tech stack is based on newer and cutting edge technology. We are not afraid to go out of our comfort zone and try new things out to deliver the best service possible.”
What would you tell future interns or people thinking of applying for an internship?
“Joining a company as an undergraduate student allows you to work hands-on in a professional environment and learn many things that you are not even aware of yet! If you think that an internship is too much for your schedule, it is not. An internship will only benefit you by helping you get into good working habits, which you will keep for the rest of your career.”
Do you have any more questions for Amir? Or about Bicom Systems internships? Comment below!
Before you go, check out our last intern-to-employee story and learn about Emir’s experience here.