Team JLR: Big Cats and Other Adventures – Week 1

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We’ve just completed our first week working at IBM and what a week! Extreme Blue is a 12 week summer internship at IBM and it really is what it says on the tin – Extreme! In this time, we work with a high profile IBM client to develop a product and then represent the UK by pitching our product in the European Expo. It is essentially a start up, but with the backing of a large technology company – exciting stuff! 5 days ago we arrived at the Extreme Blue mansion (well… 5th floor of uni halls), unsure of what to expect…

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Are we unclean…?

We were thrown into a whirlwind of activities from day 1; including presentation skills workshops, building towers from spaghetti and marshmallows (that one got messy!) and of course the highlight; health and safety…

After 2 days of inductions and bants, we were introduced to our projects and teams (Of course, Team JLR is by far the best). Let us introduce ourselves…

Natan Misak
Business Intern
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Lean and Agile Enthusiast
Juliette Ryan
Technical Intern
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IBM Dinosaur
Craig Morten
Technical Intern
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Sara Al Tunaib
Technical Intern
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Globe Trotter Extraordinaire

Come day 3 we rose at silly o’clock (i.e. 5.15 am) in order to travel to IBM London Southbank to meet our client – the Innovation team at Jaguar Land Rover. We spent 3 hours with the client; being briefed on the project, brainstorming ideas and just generally creating a post-it note explosion!

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After, we attempted to order our thoughts into something vaguley sensical… 6 hours later we had some sort of structure! We definitely deserved a break and Mexican street food seemed a tempting option.

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Luckily, it hasn’t been all hard work, suits and post-its! We spent Thursday evening in “the oldest pub in England” – bringing down the average intelligence of the pub quiz along with all the other extreme blue interns.

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Things are moving fast, so be sure to keep up as we head down a journey of discovery… Until next week dearest readers…

Team JLR out.

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