Hi everybody! There is not much to say this week because school is over and my internship will start on Monday. But let me talk about what I did this week!
Tidying my things up
After 3 years at ENSIM, I collected a lot of things: Notes from the courses, printed slideshows, business cards and so on. This week, I decided to organize everything in my desk. All my documents from my first year at ENSIM were already stored. However, last year, because of my internship in California, I never found the time to tidy everything up. Not to mention this semester, which was very full of things to do. Since I had time this week, I decided to organize everything. Now, my courses are in different box files depending on what they are related to! It will be easier to find them again when I need something specific!
I did the same on my computer. I downloaded my files from my computer at ENSIM on my laptop (almost 10Gb!). I really wanted to have these documents beacause some of them are very important. For example, I coded the steepest descent method with MATLAB, which allows to find the minimum of a function using an iterative process. I am very proud of this so I really wanted to have it on my laptop if I have to use it again!
Preparing for the internship
As I said in the intro, my internship starts next week. To be fully commited to my missions, I needed to have a decent appartment. By decent, I mean that I had to buy more things, from the littlest ones such as dishes to the more important ones like furniture. Now, I’m all set to start!
I also decided to be one step ahead from my internship. When I talked to the recruiter, I specifically asked for the kind of software I would use. The thing is that I am not familiar with some of them. So I watched tutorials to learn the basics of the tools I will use during 6 months. One week was too short to become a pro, but as I said, I needed the basics so as not to be lost during my internship!
That’s it for this week, there is not much to say other than that! I feel like this new internship is a great jump into the unknown, so I am as thrilled as I am stressed!