iTexico Welcomes Wayne State University Students for Summer Internship in Guadalajara, Mexico
Students from Wayne State University to spend their summer learning Digital Technologies at the company’s Guadalajara Innovation Center
AUSTIN, TX – May 21, 2019 – A group of Detroit-based Wayne State University students are going “South of the Border” – poised to spend six weeks learning the craft of mobile and cloud development, AI and other digital technologies, alongside iTexico’s professionals and experts.
The Austin, TX-based company, which has substantial technology operations in Mexico including two Innovation Centers in Guadalajara and Aguascalientes, will host a group of computer science undergraduate students from Wayne State University. They will spend six weeks in an intensive, hands-on summer internship where they’ll get a sense of the life of a software developer.
Working alongside their professional counterparts, they will enjoy the entire “iTexican” experience which includes spending their days at the Guadalajara Innovation Center, working on real cases and client projects including UI/UX and AI deployments. In the evenings and on the weekends, they will have an immersive Mexico experience in and around the lovely city of Guadalajara and other parts of the country.
The internships in Mexico – the first of their kind for iTexico and Wayne State University – represent a unique cross-border collaboration that is a win-win for students, the university and iTexico.
“Providing a global experience is one of five high-impact practices that the College of Engineering implements to improve student success,” said Farshad Fotouhi, dean of the College of Engineering at Wayne State University. “We are excited to partner with iTexico to execute this internship at its location in Mexico. Opportunities such as this will help us close the gap between academia and industry.”
“We are excited to meet and host Wayne State University students, and know that they will gain amazing real-world insights that will help them better understand the rigors and excitement of today’s high-tech working environment,” said Anurag Kumar, CEO and co-founder of iTexico and an alumnus of Wayne State University, graduating with a master’s in computer engineering in 1987. “With the demand for young, college-educated engineers constantly on the rise, we are especially pleased to engage in this partnership with Wayne State University, and hope that it can help train a new breed of talented software developers.”
iTexico provides software development and digital transformation services for Mobile, Cloud, AI and Intelligent Automation solutions to clients in North America. We provide these end-to-end design, development, testing, and support services by leveraging our award-winning Nearshore+ model. With our headquarters in Austin, TX, as well as wholly-owned Innovation Centers in Guadalajara and Aguascalientes, Mexico, iTexico has experienced significant growth every year for the last eight years and maintains strong development partnerships with many leading technology companies, including Amazon, Carbon Black, Automation Anywhere, Microsoft, and many others. For more information, visit us online at https://www.itexico.com
About Wayne State University
Wayne State University is a premier urban research institution offering nearly 350 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to more than 27,000 students.
The Wayne State University College of Engineering is a leading engineering college known for improving quality of life through education, innovation and entrepreneurship. Located in Midtown Detroit, the college offers more than 50 degree programs through eight academic departments to over 3,700 students. Its 150 dedicated faculty and staff support student success by providing opportunities for experiential learning, global perspective, hands-on experience, research and community service. For more information visit engineering.wayne.edu.