Author: Jose Wander Damasceno

Jose Damasceno

Failing(?) an internship

My internship is coming to an end and I am sad to say that I fail it. Not with grades, for it is not FME. In real life and in this case, failing means that I could not achieve a goal I set to myself. In the case of the internship, my goal was to…

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Jose Damasceno

Challenge yourself

Building a website over the whole week. My boss finished the work and said: I think we need a coder. I cannot handle it by myself. Intrigued, I asked: I could learn and finish everything. He said: I do not think there is enough time. I will find someone and you do something else. After…

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World Cup and work

Most countries have common symbols of nationalism: a flag, a national anthem or even the victory in a war. In Brazil, several of the symbols we were established after the proclamation of the republic in 1889. In the 50s, Brazil’s president at the time, Juscelino Kubitschek (also called JK, as a reference to John F.…

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Read, read and read!

I started working on a FinTech a few weeks ago. My work is here is focused on the development of a micro credit program for the company. Throughout my time here, I already visited in loco several cities and different places in the country. Yes, hours and hours travelling. Yes, I am usually bored on…

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Is there vacation after an internship?

I really enjoyed my internship. I learned a lot and had great experiences. However, everyone needs a break sometimes. For me, I came straight from finals to my hometown. One week of family and then work. One week is not enough and at some points I felt extremely exhausted. I did not have any serious…

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Shut up and learn, intern

You can learn a lot in an internship. Among reports, data analysis, presentations and discussions, you can absorb a lot of knowledge. However, from my experience, the best learning opportunities are during coffee time. My department on the Bank has a lot of very experienced people. Professionals from several sectors and different backgrounds. Working with…

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