Day in the Life: Kalib Morales | Mobility Systems Intern

As a student at the University of Delaware for civil engineering, I have always dreamt of working in infrastructure. Roads, bridges, trains, housing – they all pique my interest in leaving a positive mark on the world. Here at Ross & Baruzzini, my dreams are a reality.

Hi, my name is Kalib, I am the Mobility Systems Intern at Ross & Baruzzini. For this internship, I had the option to work hybrid, giving me access to my own personal office.

My office had plenty of room for work.

Along with this wonderful desk, I was able to get a great view of Lansdale, PA. Since my first day, this internship has been enlightening, to say the least. I have learned so much and worked on projects that positively impacted our community.

My favorite project (so far) is working with a transportation department to provide van transit options for limited-income communities. Some other projects I have worked on include overhauling the of SEPTA systems used for their entire train grid. I have also had the pleasure of going out to a SEPTA location to test the changes and determine if the software is working correctly.

The window view from my desk.

As the first intern in Mobility Systems, I gained critical experience finding information on projects and processes. This has been a great opportunity to learn and grow. I would say this is the best internship experience I have ever had. While the team is smaller, the work environment is phenomenal. This team provided clear direction and helpful support; they wanted me and the project to succeed.

On a typical day, I read specifications, completed research, and created spreadsheets or presentations. My time here has been my best work experience, and I can’t imagine working with a different team.

The projects I worked on varied, but had one common theme, finding the ideal solution for the client.

Day in the Life: Emre Guvenilir | Database Intern

I am a rising sophomore studying computer science at the Missouri University of Science and Technology, where I am part of the men’s soccer team. I am a database and application development intern at Ross & Baruzzini working with the application development team. I am working remotely from my hometown in Long Island, New York.

During my internship, I’ve worked on a variety of projects including helping code applications to promote the team’s goal of reducing company expenses. I have used programming languages such as JQuery, JavaScript, and Java. I work closely with our web application developers, Austin Frederick and Alex Jones, to create CA-Services and Chalkboard programs, which will promote collaboration between divisions and groups.

In addition, I collaborate with our data scientist, Garrett Cohen, to help our team maintain and clean our database, using scripts written in Python and SQL, as well as utilizing data visualization in PowerBI. I also took part in a key project designing a script to handle similar file names. This script determines which files need to be maintained and which could be discarded.

I also worked closely with PowerApps, a simplified version of hard-coding apps, to support project collaboration. Our PowerApps system will aid in reducing wait time and centralize outgoing communications.

This internship has allowed me to not only learn more about computer science, data visualization, and programming and gain an understanding of working in a corporate environment. Working with people outside of the app development team to solve issues allows me to see how teams within companies interact and being part of that problem-solving process is exciting.

My entire team is supportive and helps me when I need it, but they also let me figure out issues on my own to learn how to troubleshoot appropriately before asking for help. There were times I would be stuck on a problem, but with the help of Google, a programmer’s best friend, and a little bit of critical thinking, I have been able to solve many of the issues I came across.