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Through the Lens of a Dell Technologies Project Management Intern: Amaya's Adventure and Advice

Amaya M. | Undergraduate Project Management Intern | Texas
Originally Published: July 19, 2023

About Me:

Hi, my name is Amaya McFadden, and I am an undergraduate Project Management intern here at Dell Technologies. I am a rising senior at Texas Woman's University, majoring in Business Administration, and I have my associates degree in Entrepreneurship from Georgia Highlands. I am 23 years old and a mom of an amazing 2-year-old. After my graduation, I plan to pursue project management full-time while pursuing my passion for art.

Fun Fact:

A fun fact about me: I am an artist. I sing, write (poetry and fiction), draw, and paint. I am also currently working on producing my own t-shirt line, and I plan to publish my first poetry book this fall.

My Internship Experience:

I am a project management intern, my L4 is Mrs. Erica Lambert, and I work under the amazing Chris Hodge. My internship experience thus far has been eye-opening. When I first applied for the program, I was confident and very hopeful, but of course, I was also very weary and tense. The truth is, earlier on, I asked myself many times if I was in over my head and if I was truly ready for this. And I am. So far in this internship, I have discovered a different side of me—a woman who is confident, assertive, and not afraid to ask questions. I worked with Gwendoline Yeap on the VOC Survey, and until now, I never realized just how much work goes into surveys and analyzing the feedback given.

My favorite part of interning at Dell would have to be the flexibility that comes along with my role; sometimes, I split my day up and work half of my day in the morning and the other half in the evening. Sometimes I come in at 6 a.m. so that I can leave at 3 p.m., and sometimes, due to being a part of a global team, I take calls late to accommodate my team's schedule, which may be vastly different from mine.

In the final weeks of my internship, I'm most looking forward to solidifying work relationships and networking as much as possible. But honestly, I'm not looking forward to ending my time here at all.

The Best Piece of Advice I Received This Summer:

"There is no such thing as a dumb question”—I’m sure we have all heard this one a million times. However, this is not school- and we are now in a position where we have to either decide to struggle for hours with no help or to ask the question and inevitably finish the task earlier than expected (because you actually understand what you're working on.) It's your choice. Ask the question.

Biggest Learning from My Internship:

You are worthy. You are capable. You are more than ready. Take advantage of this opportunity, be curious and most of all, be ready to learn.

Why Dell?

I grew up with Dell; it's a household name, it’s in schools across the nation, and it was the first computer brand many of us used for the first time. If there were any place that I knew for sure would give me an in-depth hands-on experience, it would be Dell Technologies. Hands down. Honestly, as soon as I submitted my application for this internship, my interest in applying for other internships was gone. I am so blessed and honored to be apart of this internship experience at Dell.

Advice For Future Dell Interns:

Don't be afraid to speak up, interact, and ask questions. People will respect you so much more when you show that you're actually looking to understand.


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