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by on Oct.26, 2013, under Richard Bingle

Last month I went go-karting after work with some of the guys from the office at Orlando Kart Center. Luckily my GoPro that I’d loaned out was waiting on my desk when I got to work that morning and a couple of the helmets they use had GoPro mounts on them so I was able to record the action. Highlights from our 3 10-minute races can be found on Vimeo.

— Rich

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Summer Job

by on Oct.07, 2013, under Ashley Bingle

This summer I had a “real” job as an intern in the IT department at CHEP. CHEP is the company that owns those blue wooden pallets you see at Costco and Wal~Mart and a lot of stores use their plastic produce containers as well. They lease them to companies around the world so that producers can put things on them, and retailers can display the items on the pallets and then send them back to CHEP storage locations to be sent out again to other companies. As part of my job I am learned about the software that keeps track of where all the pallets are in the global system.

While I don’t think I should go into the specifics of what exactly I was working on (proprietary software and techniques and all) I spent my 10 weeks at a desk, on a computer, being helpful to my team. I made friends with the other IT Interns on different teams who all started at the same time I did, and really learned about working in an office environment, something I had only 2 weeks of experience from England doing.

I am really glad to have had this opportunity, and now I hope to be more confident going into the job force for “real” once I graduate next May. For now, I have a few more classes to finish up (along with some fun ones to fill up my time so I can have “full time credit status”) and some part time jobs at the college. It should turn out to be a good last year.

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