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It’s always rewarding to learn about the success and impact that internships can have on the interns and the companies they work for. Below is an article featuring our friend Chris Fleck of Citrix Systems and the success his company has had with one special intern.

Senior design experience leads grad to be named ‘rockstar’ engineer

In order to graduate from the College of Engineering & Computing, seniors design innovative projects to create practical solutions for industry problems through a course called Senior Design Project. For her project, Rachelle Tobkes, now a computer science alumna, developed a web application for listing and renting office spaces.

The idea for the app, called HyperDesk, came from a Miami-based digital and interactive agency. It was one of the suggested projects offered through the Senior Design course. Tobkes wanted to convert the idea into a reality.

As Tobkes stood by her teammate and poster board at the Senior Design Showcase, presenting HyperDesk to attendees, Chris Fleck, vice president and technical fellow of Citrix Systems, a multinational software company providing workspace and cloud computing technologies, approached Tobkes to learn about the project. The company was working on a related concept.

Read the complete success story by Diana Hernandez-Alende: https://news.fiu.edu/2019/senior-design-experience-leads-grad-to-be-named-rockstar-engineer