When I first started working with the end customers, like HP and Compaq before the merger, they thought Intel was very arrogant. They did not like us much at all, but they had to do business with us. Now, they look at us as a business partner. When Intel started taking a ‘we’ approach and working with customers as a team. Once both sides began opening up and sharing information, we were able to help each other make better business decisions.
— Intel customer business analyst Margaret Jesus, interviewed in Intel Career Reaches Back to Different Era
Intel intern Isioma Nnodum and fellow intern Marguerite Kabore meet to discuss Remote Monitor, a service that allows individuals to monitor various resources on servers they administer. Nnodum attends the Rochester Institute of Technology, Kabore the University of Texas-Odessa.
“It’s very much like Major League Baseball,” said Robert Green, CEO of Silicon Valley recruiting firm GreenSearch. “I know in the Valley that LinkedIn, Apple and Google are among thecompanies that recruit interns so they can hire them full-time. Companies, like baseball scouts, are trying to get quality people early. They’re looking for the superstar.”