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Raul Perera, 2015
While at Grand Central Tech, I worked with Sage on web design projects and making electronic labels. Working with the team taught me a lot about making every second count, and sticking to your commitments. I loved the fast pace of NYC start up culture.
So many of the people I met in NYC showed me how important it is to believe in your goals, and the harder you fight for them, the more successful you will be. Everyone I met had a different lesson to share with me, something that will help me be successful, or a new way of looking at things. This program gave me so much hope for a better future for myself and the Cuban people, and for that I will always be grateful.
Gabriella Rodriguez, 2015
While at Grand Central Tech, I worked with Maven and Code To Work, two very different companies. Maven taught me how to find your audience and be successful with them, and Code To Work is a non-profit that helps young people learn coding and find jobs.
This program made me realize how important it is to learn everything you can, as you never know what tools you may need in the future. It helped me remove the limitations I may have put on my future and my professional development. I am a dreamer! I can see myself in five years as a PhD, working on research, or maybe someday running my own tech company.
Gabriel Garcia, 2015
Working at one of the top technology incubators in the US for six weeks taught me independence, forced me to quickly learn many new things, introduced me to great teachers, mentors, and other interns. Seeing the nineteen companies at GCT, all working to solve American problems, I saw that it is possible for me to apply my skills and knowledge to solving problems at home.
Rubén Rosquete, 2016
I got to work for a company named Code to Work, whose goal is to locate people with skill in technology, regardless their school backgrounds, and find the perfect job for them according to their skills, based on assessments and interviews. I was able to work on the design of the web site, along with everything that involves.
I had the chance get involved in projects that will help determine the future of a new company, and I also had the chance to exchange ideas with interns from the US. The program is an excellent opportunity to improve your tech knowledge, your English and get a chance to see one of the greatest cities in the world.
Laura Gutierrez, 2016
The internship program gave me an opportunity I wouldn't have gotten any other way: the real live experience of working in startup company, and the chance to see how companies work in a more technologically advanced country. I helped organize the intern information for Code to Work and made it more accessible, adding summary charts and analysis.
I one day would like to start a game development company in Cuba, because, even if it looks impossible now with my current abilities, I know that in the future that'll be different. And now that I know how incubators work, I know that if you have a good idea with a help of a place like GCT you can make it come true.
Raynel Gonzalez, 2016
At GCT I worked in Code to Work, a company that helps to create links between jobseekers and employers. I learned a lot of new things, from soft skills like networking to improving my Android coding knowledge. The program gave me the opportunity to work and learn in a space just for tech, where everybody understands what are you talking about, when you have all the resources for your work.
In the next five years I would love to keep developing apps, improving my knowledge and applying it to solve problems. The internship taught me how you can solve problems working with people like you, how to find new solutions using only the power of your mind.
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