Interview with Milen Borchev, the project manager of Talent Boost
Our team selected 21 finalists from the top universities in Bulgaria that produce IT talents (FMI,TU, NBU). We went through 130 applications in just two weeks and as usual, the interest in the program was huge.
Every day until 10th May students will have the chance to go over 15 different topics around OOP, Designing Software, Gathering Requirements, Building a Pipeline, touch on Front end and Back-end development as well as Data Bases.
They will even get to see our latest state of the art datacenter facility. We will do our best to cover all the foundations of building high quality software.
Besides gathering knowledge, our students can interact and spend high quality time during the lectures with about 40 VMware Engineers who are our lecturers and mentors this year.
During the final days of the academy, around mid-May, the students will spend a week working on the final task which is an interesting exercise. With all that said, we strongly believe that most of them will be well prepared to become our interns as our internship programs start in the summer right after the end of the Talent Boost Academy.
We go through many different subjects, do quite a bit of exercises and we have involved many engineers form VMware which is a hell of a booster package for someone who has barely worked on software development!
Many of our current colleagues started their VMware journey as interns, junior engineers. A big part of the interns were Talent Boost Academy graduates.
Our colleagues want to give back, they like to teach, mentor and develop people. The industry needs these young talents and we can help them become part of something great - VMware!
Learn more about VMware Talent Boost Academy