ECHO welcomes summer intern Caellan Boewer
In the technology sector, bridging the gap between theoretical knowledge and experience can be difficult. Today’s employers want technicians who have all the certifications and book knowledge, but also have some time “in the trenches” dealing with clients and customers directly. For those who are just starting out, building up a technical résumé can be a significant challenge.
This is why ECHO established its internship program. Every summer, ECHO brings in some students who are just starting off in their careers. This is their chance to get some of that hands-on experience, take a test drive of a technical career, and even meet some mentors along the way.
This summer, ECHO is proud to have Caellan Boewer as one of its interns. Originally from Santa Cruz, Caellan recently graduated from Placer High School up in the Sierras. Now he’s made his way down to the Bay Area, and plans to attend De Anza College in Cupertino in the fall. We asked Caellan to talk a little bit about his experience at ECHO so far:
What do you do at ECHO?
I’m a service desk associate. I help out at the service desk – a great place to expand my technical knowledge.
What was your first impression of life at ECHO, and how has it changed during your time there?
My first impression was that everybody was friendly and excited that I was joining the team. Everyone still is friendly and excited every day – an amazing part of the ECHO experience. We all joke around and laugh a lot.
What have you learned at ECHO (both technology-wise and how tech businesses work)?
Even in the few weeks I have been with ECHO, I’ve learned a lot. The ECHO team has taught me about troubleshooting, networking skills, and hardware too. My main take-away is that service is critical. In technology, everyone wants their system repaired as soon as possible!
How does your time at ECHO set you up for the career path ahead?
This time at ECHO is helping me prepare for my career by giving me experience in the technology business. I’ve learned so much. I’m so excited to be in this field and working on this exciting career.
What do you do when you aren’t at ECHO? How do you spend your free time?
I love to go dirt bike riding and camping. I also enjoy just spending time with friends and family.