Internship Spotlight: PepsiCo

David Alegre

BS/IS student David Alegre discusses his summer internship with PepsiCo. After graduating, he hopes to earn a master's degree in user experience design and work for a company like PepsiCo.

Where did you intern, and what was your role?

I interned with PepsiCo in Rancho Cucamonga, California, as a supply chain intern.

How did you find out about the internship?

I found this internship through a post on the job website Indeed.

What new skills did you acquire?

I acquired too many skills to count. I gained experience using data visualization and 3D modeling tools, and I now have a strong foundation within Microsoft Power apps. I also gained a valuable networking toolkit and confidence in myself and my soft skills. The internship with PepsiCo really helped me understand the type of work I would like to do in my career.

What did you like best about working at the company?

The company culture . . . The values that PepsiCo holds within the realm of diversity and inclusion are some that I have never seen within another company.

What would you advise current students who are interested in an internship opportunity?

If there is an internship with a company you're interested in, do your research on the company and figure out why the opening would be a good fit for you. 

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