In a world where people are constantly working from home, a job at a network engineer position is all but a certainty.
But when you ask an intern, the job title “network engineer” can seem to be the most intimidating of all.
“You’re like, ‘What’s the difference between network engineer and network engineer?'” says one intern.
“That’s why I was like, yeah, network engineer is like a network.”
Network engineers are network engineers and the job description can be a little confusing.
The term network engineer can be used to describe engineers who work at multiple networks or in various roles on the same network.
In the real world, network engineers are the network technicians and support staff who run the switches and other infrastructure on a network.
These technicians provide basic network connectivity to the servers and other hardware on the network.
Network engineers also manage traffic and load balancing on the networks.
Network engineers typically work with teams of at least three.
A typical team of network engineers would include a technician, a network administrator, and an engineer in an administrative role.
The first job of a network engineering intern is to fill out a simple application to the network engineering department.
“You want to get into a role where you can build the network for your organization,” says one of my intern’s coworkers.
“And that’s where networking comes in.”
The internship begins with a two-week networking program, followed by a day of online networking and a day-long workweek.
One of my internship coworkers, a computer engineer, has a unique perspective on networking.
“I really love to work with other engineers,” he says.
“Because I think that engineers are all about building things together and learning from each other.
So I think network engineers have that too.”
In addition to networking, network engineering interns are expected to be proficient in various software and networking technologies.
Interns learn to use software like Apache, MySQL, and Java to help with the job.
Another important aspect of networking is maintaining the Internet connection.
Many network engineers will connect to the Internet over routers or fiber optic cable.
These types of connections are ideal for connecting to other engineers on the job or to a coworker who is also a network technician.
On a typical day, interns will work from home with a laptop connected to a network router.
An intern will also work on a project using the network and the Internet.
“If I’m working with a network or in a group of network employees, I need to be able to work on things in real time and I need my laptop connected,” says the network engineer.
“So that makes networking a lot more valuable than it was in the past.”
After networking, interns are then expected to work from the same office or a similar location for an additional week.
At the end of that week, the intern will report to the manager and be given a contract for the next day’s work.
After a long, productive week of networking, the internship is over and the intern returns to work.
“You’re looking at maybe an extra 20 hours of work a week,” says my intern.
I like the way the network engineers seem to have a real appreciation for networking.
As the network gets bigger and more complex, it is likely that some of the interns will start to realize the importance of networking and will become more confident about their networking skills.
My intern seems to understand the value of networking as well as I do.
He is able to understand and communicate with his peers and coworkers at work.
I am still not sure how he is able so quickly to adapt to the world of networking.
He is still learning the ropes and is still making mistakes when it comes to networking.
I will continue to monitor him and try to find out if there are any changes in his behavior or his ability to adapt.