GREENBELT, MD, August 11, 2005 — Dynamix Corp., an SBA HUBZone and Small Disadvantaged Business that specializes in providing information technology, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and relocation services to federal government entities, is once again conducting its annual summer Educational Outreach Internship Program.
For the past 13 years, Dynamix has conducted the program to teach high school and college students marketable skills in high-tech disciplines and introduce them to the business world. Two students are participating in the 2005 program.
The Dynamix Educational Outreach Internship Program is open to students in high school and in the first or second years of college. Students are selected for the paid internship program based on a screening process that resembles a corporate job interview. Prospective interns are questioned about their work ethics, computer and organizational skills, and interest in learning.
Lana Williams joined Dynamix Corp. in July 2005 for her first summer internship. As a junior at Our Lady of Good Counsel high school in Wheaton, MD. She became interested in an internship after speaking with a family friend and member of her church, Marcus Price, president of Dynamix.
Lana’s job duties include using a computer program to navigate maps for roads, railroads, power lines and water ways. She looks for errors on the map and then highlights them so they can be corrected and sent to an EXCEL spreadsheet for forwarding to the customer. Lana views her job as one that provides intrigue to her. She says it is like working on a puzzle. There are many details to consider, which she says is great practice for a future that includes plans to attend medical school and become a neo-natologist.
Lana believes her summer internship will help her continue to stay focused and pay attention to detail, skills that will pay off when she returns to school this fall.
"Working at Dynamix has been a good experience, and I think the experience that I have had will definitely better me in the future," said Lana.
The summer intern program at Dynamix Corp is not new for Devin Edmondson. This is Devin’s second summer at Dynamix. He is a junior at Hampton University in Southern Virginia where he majors in Computer Information Systems. His work at Dynamix provides him with the computer applications and experience.
“Dynamix helps students like me get started in the right direction of life,” said Devin. “Should this opportunity present itself to other students, I recommend they take advantage of it.”
“The interns manage daily tasks, which allows us to focus on the bigger picture of business,” says Marcus Price, Dynamix President. “It’s a good opportunity for students to delve into the work and find out if they want to pursue careers in the technical field. It also helps them learn discipline.”
About Dynamix Corp.
Established in 1987, Dynamix Corp. provides a wide range of computer services, including GIS data management and integration, information security, network support, software development and maintenance, hardware and network maintenance, data center relocations, computer sales, disaster recovery, and technical staffing. With the largest repository of standardized local GIS data in the United States and 18 years of experience working with the federal government, Dynamix provides extensive project management expertise and technical know-how to create solutions for clients’ unique needs. Dynamix obtained its first General Services Administration Schedule in 1998 for Information Technology Professional Services, and in 2004 Dynamix was awarded a GSA Schedule for Geographic Information Systems.