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Student applies research skills at internship

ERC connects junior with job in Peru
Augusto Velez 2011

Velez worked with the information and technology division of Grana y Montero, the oldest and largest Peruvian construction and real estate company, headquartered in Lima.

Internships provide students with valuable experiences that prepare them for future careers. Junior Augusto Velez found this to be true this past January term in Peru.

Velez, a junior computer science major from Lima, Peru, gave a presentation on March 2 to various members of the campus describing his internship experience in his hometown.

Velez worked with the information and technology division of Grana y Montero, the oldest and largest Peruvian construction and real estate company, headquartered in Lima.

Velez invested his time conducting research regarding how Grana y Montero could hire more employees even though the company did not have adequate office space to hold all of the employees it wished to hire. Velez looked into the advantages and disadvantages of employees working from home and then followed up with a presentation to Grana y Montero on his findings.

After taking many research courses at HU, Velez mentioned these classes, in particular, prepared him for the research he needed to conduct at Grana y Montero.

“I felt very welcomed,” Velez said. “The other employees were nice to me and taught me how everything worked in the company. It’s a place I would like to work at again if possible.”

By accomplishing this internship, Velez will earn college credit through the Enterprise Resource Center (ERC) at Huntington University.

Learn more about how you can become connected to businesses and organizations through the ERC at www.huntington.edu/erc.