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IGA Internship Leads to Job Success

Michael Maud Michael Maud

Michael Maud has successfully completed his internship at the InfoLab21 Graduate Academy in the Knowledge Business Centre.

He is leaving at the end of August to begin a new job as Web Officer at Bradford University where he will be managing two of their websites.

Michael joined the IGA in March 2006 and since then has completed several websites and databases for regional businesses. The projects he has worked on have assisted the development of those businesses and increased his own skills and employability.

He said; "The IGA was a perfect springboard for me to get into the IT sector. The environment is challenging, friendly and supportive. I have developed skills in lots of areas and learned a lot from the talented people I work with."

During his internship, Michael has developed skills in the following areas:

  • Business process / system analysis
  • Requirements engineering and specification
  • Software / database / user interface design
  • Web application development using:
    • PHP and MySQL
    • ASP.NET / C#
    • Adobe Flash and Actionscript
    • AJAX
    • CSS
  • Application development using MS Access / vbscript
  • Software testing and debugging
  • Software accessibility issues
  • Software maintenance
  • Managing software deployment
  • Research and Technology translation for clients
  • Project Management
  • Graphic design
  • Mentoring and supervision of student projects

Some of the websites Michael has produced include:

www.jrh-electrical.co.uk

www.regentparkstudios.com

www.heywoodandpalmer.co.uk

and Actions at Work Ltd, Flash and PHP website development. Michael worked with their existing site to improve functionality and integrate with online software. www.actionsatwork.com

Michael encourages other graduates to apply for the IGA, "This is a great opportunity, work hard and enjoy it, and don't be afraid to ask advice from the people around you."

Two new graduates will be joining the team in October.

Thu 30 August 2007