BI Internship at VanData Consulting


BI Internship at VanData Consulting

Experience Information

Employer: VanData
Job Title: Business Intelligence Developer
Major: Computer Science
Received Credit: Yes
Paid: Yes
Abroad: No

Description of the Organization

VanData, founded in Grand Rapids, MI on April 7th, 2015 by Nick VanderLaan, stands as a beacon of innovation in the realm of business intelligence. Stemming from Nick's vision to revolutionize information systems and database reporting, VanData has burgeoned into a dynamic entity that redefines the landscape of IT services. With a commitment to delivering personalized solutions of uncompromising quality at an accessible price point, VanData has evolved into a hub of ingenuity, comprising a team of energetic and talented individuals. Diversity is not merely a buzzword at VanData; it is an ethos ingrained in their culture, fostering an environment where varied perspectives converge to yield ingenious solutions. At the core of VanDataýs philosophy lies the belief that adaptability is paramount for organizational sustainability and profitability. In an era where rapid decision-making is imperative, database development and implementation services empower companies with instantaneous information, equipping them not only to survive but to thrive in an ever-evolving landscape.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

a)VanData Blog: Spearheaded the development of the VanData Blog, establishing it as a prominent platform for sharing industry insights, thought leadership, and innovative solutions in the field of data science and analytics. b)VanData Onboarding Platform: Led the initiative to develop a new platform for streamlining the onboarding process of new interns and employees. Implemented a user-friendly interface and comprehensive resources to facilitate smooth integration into the company culture and workflows, ensuring a positive and productive start for newcomers. c)Database Migration and Warehousing for clients of VanData Consulting specializing in cold chain packaging and industrial insulation. d)Business Intelligence Training: Conducted comprehensive training sessions to equip new interns and employees with essential skills and knowledge in business intelligence tools and methodologies. These sessions covered topics such as data analysis, report generation, and dashboard development, empowering interns to contribute effectively to projects and initiatives within the organization. e)Onboarding New Employees and Interns: Led the onboarding process for incoming employees and interns, overseeing orientation sessions and providing guidance on company policies, procedures, and culture. Implemented strategies to ensure seamless integration into teams and projects, fostering a supportive and inclusive environment conducive to professional growth and development.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

Data Analytics Reporting using Crystal Reports, SSRS etc. Business Intelligence Data Warehousing Data Engineering Project Managemnet

Favorite Part of the Experience

The Townhall meetings every 2nd Fridays of the month after the merger with Mutually Human.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

Throughout my internship journey at VanData Consulting, I've been fortunate to have the guidance and support of dedicated mentors who have played a crucial role in my professional development. Whether through structured training sessions, mentorship meetings, or hands-on project work, VanData Consulting is committed to nurturing talents and preparing interns for successful careers in Business Intelligence Development. I am now confidently well-prepared for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in my professional journey.

Internship Format

In Person

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