Prior to joining Shodor, I was looking for a computer science internship. My friends had helped me find a few online internships but I wasn't so sure about them and eventually never ended up joining them. To my surprise, a little later on I received an email talking about Shodor, a computational science apprenticeship, from the engineering coordinator at my school. I was sold when I looked at the learning curriculum. It had things I eventually wanted to self-study or things I haven't tried before. I learned that Shodor was more of a scientific computing internship rather than a broad computer science internship. And that everything learned would be for the purpose of modeling or computing something. Knowing my willingness to try and end up enjoying different computer-related things I kept Shodor in my mind after signing up + being interviewed, and luckily, I got selected!