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The Mentors Behind Paycom’s Internships

Ashley Jezek | October 8, 2021

In our recent blog post, we highlighted the internship opportunities at Paycom and heard from the interns themselves about how this program has impacted their career paths. These internships give emerging professionals an opportunity to sharpen their skills and gain invaluable experience in their field.

In order to create a next-level experience, Paycom deploys mentors who help guide interns through projects and teach them the tricks of the trade. Behind every student, there’s a teacher focused on empowering the next generation of innovators.

Three of Paycom’s tech mentors recently explained what working with burgeoning talent means to them as well as how the experience promotes growth for both student and teacher.

  1. What made you want to be a mentor for this internship?

“I believe all talent, no matter how great or innate, needs to be nurtured, encouraged and guided accurately so they’re able to tap into their full potential. I had the incredible fortune of being welcomed and trained by one of the best mentors when I first joined Paycom, and they shaped my path in a way that ensured I was able to maximize my learning and exposure; and they continue to have a positive impact on my career even today.”

—Aishwarya, Software Developer II

“I wanted to ensure that our interns have the best learning experience they can have. I was a graduate teaching assistant in my master’s degree and believed that my experience would help me set the foundation of a successful internship program. I have always enjoyed interacting with students, and being a mentor just gave me an opportunity to continue to help!”

—Varun, Application Security Analyst I

“I was excited to be a part of developing young talent and for the opportunity to pay it forward to future co-workers.”

—Claire, QA Analyst I

  1. What has been the most impactful thing that you’ve learned from interns?

“A willingness to learn! I realized we sometimes pigeonhole ourselves into similar thinking and problem-solving patterns. Interacting with interns has helped bring in fresh perspective and the immense enthusiasm to learn and absorb everything around us, finding opportunities to gain new experiences even amidst the mundane.”

—Aishwarya, Software Developer II

“When the internship started, I was hugely impressed by the camaraderie the interns have shown and the amazing teamwork they have showcased!”

—Varun, Application Security Analyst I

“It has been great to see things approached from a fresh perspective.”

Claire, QA Analyst I

Aishwarya, Varun and Claire are just a few of the mentors you could learn from through an internship with Paycom. Are you ready to work alongside some of the top minds in the tech industry while building a platform for your career? Apply for a Paycom internship today!

About the author
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Ashley Jezek
As a recruiting marketer for Paycom, Ashley Jezek helps the recruiting teams determine their goals and assists with strategy development. Her efforts include campaign management, engaging with top talent and increasing brand awareness. After earning a public relations degree from the University of Oklahoma, Jezek served as marketing team lead for OU's Tom Love Innovation Hub and joined Paycom as a marketing database specialist. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, attending concerts and cooking.