Toward the end of my 2nd year in Bioengineering at the University of Sheffield, I realised I was quite interested in programming. I started looking for summer opportunities where I could get a bit of experience in software development, and learn best practices in the field.
During my search, I came across Peratech, and when I dug a little deeper, I found Peratech's technology quite fascinating. I also remember reading that Peratech's QTC nanotechnology received the Queen's Award for Enterprise in Innovation, this achievement was also a motivator for me to work at Peratech since it showed that the company really valued innovation.
My job was to create an application on MATLAB to analyse data received from Peratech's force sensors during batch testing. I also was working to improve application usability and data visualisation.
The summer internship made me competent in MATLAB and enhanced my problem-solving skills. This was really helpful as MATLAB was a tool used throughout my degree in modules such as medical physics and control systems. This internship gave me a deeper understanding of the software, which benefited me with those modules and for my final year project.
The data analysis skills that I gained over that summer still benefit me in my current job as a Graduate Project Manager at ARM. The work I did at Peratech gave me a solid foundation into data analysis which currently helps me ask the right questions early on and prevent last-minute surprises in my project.