Vaibhav has spent his summer working for Mastercard

vaibhav dubey1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am working with MasterCard Worldwide as a Data Architect at their St. Louis Operations and Technology Headquarters. MasterCard is a global payments and technology company that connects billions of consumers, thousands of financial institutions, millions of merchants, governments and businesses worldwide. (Well, just have a quick look in your wallet or purse; I am sure you will find a MasterCard).

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? 

I am working as a Data Architect in the Enterprise Architecture team, which provides database services for Oracle, PostgreSQL, DB2, SQL Server and mySQL. Our services include performance tuning, backup/recovery, monitoring, disaster recovery strategy and production support for databases. My project for this summer was to design and develop a prototype for a web app with a persistent chat function for internal ticketing system for the department.

Additionally I worked with the Enterprise Architecture database team in Dublin to design and develop a database monitoring tools to actively report and check the user permissions, which are added or deleted from day to day within the Oracle database schema.

My last project was a Data Modeling project, where my primary goal was to understand the current procedures written for a self-service data-modeling tool by senior data molders in Oracle and migrate them to PostgresSQL.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

I’m focusing on Database, software engineering & methodologies, and project management so I’d like to give a shout out to Professor Namchul Shin for his IS 613: Database management systems class where taught me the concepts of Database; Professor Hsui-Lin Winler for her  IS 667: Database Design and Development of Web Applications; and Professor James Gabberty for IS 623: Information Systems Design and Development.

Mastercard summer group

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

Located only minutes west of St. Louis, my office is located in O’Fallon area, which is more of a commercial side of St. Louis. But I live in the Loop area, on Delmar Boulevard, which has six blocks of exhilarating, one-of-a-kind shops, restaurants, art galleries, live music, café culture, and the St. Louis Walk of Fame. It’s easily accessed, and once you’ve parked your car, everything is within walking distance. Blueberry Hill restaurant is one of our favorites. The food is great and the atmosphere is fun!!

Vaibhav Dubey is a graduate student pursuing his degree in Information Systems, set to graduate this December. He is also Liverpool FC’s biggest fan. 

Chinmay talks about his summer internship at Argus

chinmay1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I worked with Argus Information & Advisory Services LLC this summer. Argus is a leading provider of analytics, information and solutions to consumer banks and their regulators. They help their clients maximize the value of data and analytics to allocate and align resources to strategic objectives, manage and mitigate risk (default, fraud, funding and compliance), and optimize financial objectives.

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I was tasked with developing and deploying Tableau Reports for use by the ETL Production and Client teams within Argus. I developed two separate Tableau Reports covering system-wide metrics for SQL loading and server status, and an inbound file tracker. This involved developing the reports themselves within Tableau, as well as the necessary SQL Server tables and stored procedures to obtain the data. Once developed, these reports were deployed to a Tableau Server and  Argus’ main server.

Alongside the internship project, I worked with the production ETL processes including in-house file and SQL Server loading automation, SAS file conversions, WinSCP FTP troubleshooting, and data ticketing platforms.   Argus

Outside of my professional responsibilities, I served as a team captain for the company’s annual summer soccer tournament.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

All the database related classes that I took in my Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters helped me to a great extent during my tenure there. They involved Database Management Systems (Prof. Namchul Shin), Data Warehousing, Mining & Visualization (Prof. Chienting Lin), and Database Design & Dev of Web (Prof. Hsui-Lin L. Winkler).

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

Almost everyone in the office goes for lunch together at the mall right outside Argus, called ‘The Galleria at White Plains.’ And for after work drinks there is one huge strip on Mamaroneck Avenue flooded with restaurants and bars, “The Brazen Fox” and “Black Bear Sports Bar” being everyone’s favorites.

Chinmay Juneja is working towards his MS in IS and also works as a student assistant in the Seidenberg offices. Another Seidenberg student, Nachiket Pingle, also spent his summer working at Argus with Chinmay!

Oyewale is protecting NYC’s environment this summer

nyc dep1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I work with the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The department is grouped into different bureaus, but the main bureaus are Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT), Bureau of Water Supply (BWS), Bureau of Wastewater and Sewer Operations (BWSO), Bureau of Development & Construction (BEDC), and the Bureau of Customer Service (BCS).  DEP’s main objective is to provide clean, drinkable water to New Yorkers. In BWT, there are 14 wastewater treatment plants in NYC that collect waste from different parts of NYC for treatment and disinfection, which is then released back into the river.

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I work with Bureau of Wastewater Treatment (BWT) MIS Section; we manage all the information technology equipment across all the offices under BWT. I do mostly helpdesk related issues and active directory. I have been tasked with different projects ranging from setting up a server for use in a treatment plant (it was pretty tough as it was my first time without supervision). The team and I go out to the plants that have submitted help desk tickets and we troubleshoot and resolve their issues in the quickest possible time.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship?(Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

All my classes have helped me prepare for this internship. My IS 623 class, Information Systems Design & Analysis helped me the most.

DEP Desk View

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

There are a couple of malls around where I work. All the malls have food courts in them. When we are out on the field, the treatment plant we are working at determines where we would go for lunch. There is a pizza place where we love going. They make the pizza in a brick oven and the ingredients are made fresh daily.

 Oyewale Senbore is a graduate student in the Seidenberg School, working to earn his MS in Information Systems.

Siddhesh is spending his summer at Moody Analytics

moodys1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am working with Moody’s Analytics as an Associate in Financial Modelling and Data Analysis. 

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I work closely with the in-house software tool to develop cash-flow water models, which are used by the investors to value and evaluate their portfolios. I also acquire, organize, refine and deliver financial data to clients through analytic software libraries and client databases

 3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship?(Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

 The Data Mining and Data Warehousing class made me comfortable to work closely with data.

 4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!) 

 No, but we like to explore different places!

Siddhesh Lele is working towards his MS in Information Systems, set to complete his degree in 2016.

Brandon Weaver is spending his summer working for Tudor Investment

tudor-investment-corporation-squarelogo1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am working with IT Client Services at Tudor Investment. We handle all front-end and a decent amount of back-end technical issues in the firm

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

We image machines for offices, set up conferences, troubleshoot issues with users, provision phones, etc. Essentially we cover everything technical in the firm.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

Professor Courtney provided me the opportunity and coding background for this internship. Professor Frank’s Networking class provided a majority of the knowledge that I use on a regular basis.

Brandon Weaver is a student at our Pleasantville campus, and alongside of classes works as a CS/CIS tutor and supervisor for Educational Media. 


Nachiket is spending his summer at Argus to work in financial analytics

 Argus 1. Who are you working with this summer? (…and what do they do?)

I am working with Argus Information and Advisory Services. They perform a broad range of financial analytics ranging from benchmarking, wallet analysis, syndicated studies as well as regulatory functions with credit card transaction and account-level data.

2. Can you tell us a little about what you are doing? (We might not understand the technicalities, but we’d love details!)

I am presently working on a regulatory project. Our client is a US government institution and we are vested with the task of performing data validation and ensuring a high quality of data is maintained when millions-upon-millions of transaction-level data comes in every month. This requires that I have good Excel and SQL Server skills, and that I am able to scan through thousands of lines of code to edit segments that need to be re-written when something changes with the way data was sent in the current month. We also routinely run ad-hoc projects that involve querying the data or performing certain data-manipulations to derive specific insights or answer questions the client needs.

3. Is there a particular class or professor at Seidenberg that has helped you prepare specifically for your current internship? (Clearly, we’re all about shout outs this summer!)

Since I am working with databases all day long in this position, I think my database specialization is proving useful. Dr. Namchul Shin’s courses have given me a good background that I have an opportunity to seriously enhance this summer and beyond.

4. Does your new office have a favorite restaurant/hangout they go to after work? (No! we’re not going to show up like proud parents!)

I work in White Plains, NY and we have dozens of places to go to for lunch or hang out after work. Downtown White Plains is a pretty vibrant place and it doesn’t look like we will run out of options any time soon!

Nachiket Pingle is completing his MS in Information Systems and is entering the second year of his graduate program.