ImpacTech CEO: ‘These have been the best interns yet’
Impactech’s internship program goes from strength to strength as latest recruits exceed expectations
ImpacTech’s latest summer internship program has been the most successful so far according to co-founder and CEO George Larkou.
Larkou was speaking at a recent ImpacTech company event to celebrate the completion of internships by eight graduates and undergraduates and to present them with their certificates.
Georgios Ioannides, Theodoros Theodorou, Alexandros Constantinou and Georgios Hajivassiliou all successfully completed their internships in the Artificial Intelligence solutions and products department.
Working both individually and as part of the team they each completed every task that had been set and on many occasions exceeded expectations through the demonstration of their skills, professionalism and innovative ideas.
Konstantinos Sitnikov (front-end) and Constantinos Hadjicosta (back-end) proved highly valuable additions to the CRM engineering team.
Their work ethic and willingness to add the skills and knowledge needed was impressive. They were able to help the team meet its goals and as a result Konstantinos was offered and accepted a full-time position on the CRM team at ImpacTech.
During every year of the internship program ImpacTech has been in the fortunate position to be able to offer outstanding interns full-time positions at the company and every one of them has proved themselves valuable additions to the organisation.
Elli Panagi completed her internship in the web development team which operates as part of the ImpacTech’s marketing team. Her diligence and hard-work ensured her efforts contributed to the success of marketing campaigns she worked on. Some of her tasks required acquiring new skills which she applied successfully.
Last, but in no way least, Andreas Lordos completed his internship in the Database and reporting solutions department. At just 18-years-old Andreas is our youngest ever intern. But his contribution during his time impressed every member of the team and belied his years. Like most of this summer’s interns Andreas had to learn new skills and apply that knowledge in order to complete his tasks. In addition to his willingness to learn he settled into the working environment very quickly which increased the value of his contribution.
During the presentation of the certificates Larkou said: “This year we’ve had our best ever group of interns. In terms of what they have achieved and how they’ve helped us to move closer to our goals as an orgnisation they have exceeded our expectations. They leave us having learned a lot but also having contributed greatly and their success further reinforces our plans to expand the company’s internship program.”
Impactech wishes all of our interns the best in their future endeavors and hope that they will reflect on their time as Impactivators as a success and beneficial to their careers.
The internship program is just one of several initiatives undertaken by ImpacTech that are aimed at furthering the skills and prospects of young people from Cyprus. ImpacTech has also hosted AngelHack Cyprus for the last two years. The AngelHack global series is among the world’s most diverse hacker community events which drives innovation of tech products through developer programs.
ImpacTech has also sponsored a group of young students who formed Team Orion in the highly competitive F1 in schools competition. Team Orion took second place in the competition and moved onto the world finals.
Our expertise in AI and machine learning will also contribute to the ‘aRTIFICIAL iNTELLIGENCE for the Deaf’ (aiD) project that is creating solutions to help deaf people communicate. The project, which is in collaboration with Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Georgia Tech and other partners was recently given funding of €1.7M by the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme.