Internship Highlight- Matt Walters
Hello CSS Community: My name is Matt Walters and I am currently a sophomore pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. This past summer, I had the opportunity to intern at Fannie Mae. Over the course of my internship experience, I was able to explore a variety of my interests and gain a greater understanding of what it means to be a part of the workforce.
My internship spanned the course of ten weeks. During my tenure, I worked on database analysis and backend development for our product (Single Family Forecast Framework). This product is used to expedite the process of modeling expected results for Fannie Mae’s single-family group of mortgages. This process would normally take somewhere between 20 and 30 days. Our product facilitates the minimization of this process by 10 to 15 days. I wrote scripts and backend code in Python and Java. Prior to my internship, I did not know any Python, so the internship helped me understand and acclimate to the language. In addition to this programming work, I also looked at different points of data and compared them across many different databases. I had to review company whitepapers and requirements documents to provide various pieces of information for the databases. During this internship, I was able to get a good understanding of both the business side and the technical side.
My internship experience helped me realize that I had a strong interest in both the business side and technical side of the company. Without a doubt, this experience has helped me hone my business acumen. Ultimately, my internship showed me that I could have a future as a software engineer at a major company like Fannie Mae. I was informed by my supervisors that they would like for me to return next summer.