Department of Computer Science

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Joseph Beaudry Internship

Joseph Beaudry a junior in Computer Science completed his internship with The Department of Labor and Industry in Helena this past summer. Joseph worked for The Employment Relations Division which handles claims for unemployment and worker’s compensation. Joseph worked closely with the teams lead software developer to build software for their WCAN (Worker’s Compensation Administration Network) application used by state employees all across Montana for filing claims for unemployment and workers’ compensation. Joseph primarily work with Java, SQL and Oracle. Joseph’s main task for the summer was to build a newer version of the software’s automated wizards that are more user friendly and help the users process claims more efficiently. Joseph also helped design a new application for maintaining the users and their roles in the databases. This included meeting with lead software developers to come up with a design that worked for them along with writing the software, the requirements, and documentation.

He was able to use a lot of what I learned in his course work at Montana Tech to help develop and maintain new software systems. In 2015 after his freshman year Joseph received an email about an internship with the DLI from Tami. They were looking for an intern that had some experience in Java and He then sent in the resume that he made in Celia’s freshman seminar and was hired for the summer. When he finished his internship in 2015 they liked his work and hired him on as a temporary employee with great pay and full benefits.