Intern is looking for hand on experience.

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Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Hello Everyone.

I live in Charlotte, NC. I was a bus driver to change career to SAS programmer since last year, I passed base and advanced certificate in October 2017, then I practiced SAS University edition with some projects, I really need some more hand on experiences before I can fit a job independently, so is there anyone doing a big project need assistance or you are the team leader want to hire an intern to start with? I like to learn and will follow your corporate rules to keep data secret, I'm an honest person, I need to work, so please help me to gain some experience even without compensation for few months, I can do data management and ETL work, better is in Charlotte or surrounding area.

Many thanks in advance.

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Well done on passing the tests.  What I would say with regards to this forum is that it is a Q&A board.  You would be better directing these types of questions directly at employers in your area who deal with the type of work you are looking for, e.g. Pharma, Banking etc.  Approach them directly through contact pages on their website, explain your skills (probably in a CV).  Quite a lot of the big companies take interns in for a set period, or you maybe lucky and land a junior role with training opportunities.    Good luck. 

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Well done on passing the tests.  What I would say with regards to this forum is that it is a Q&A board.  You would be better directing these types of questions directly at employers in your area who deal with the type of work you are looking for, e.g. Pharma, Banking etc.  Approach them directly through contact pages on their website, explain your skills (probably in a CV).  Quite a lot of the big companies take interns in for a set period, or you maybe lucky and land a junior role with training opportunities.    Good luck. 

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Thanks for the suggestions, I will try the local companies.

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Don't forget to look at opportunities with SAS themselves. Cary is less than 100 miles away.

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Posted in reply to KurtBremser

Thanks all your replies, I will try the local companies to gain training opportunity.

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

i think there are many cro's (contract research organisations) in north carolina, very large and very small, they are maybe more likely to offer an intern than big pharma are. You could do some reading to prepare for the work environment eg companies have many standard operating procedures and SDTM, ADAM standards etc. A group like phuse can explain good programming practice (GPP):

http://www.phusewiki.org/wiki/images/a/ae/Good_Programming_Practices_at_Every_Level.pdf

https://www.lexjansen.com/phuse/2015/pp/PP25_ppt.pdf

and they may have other resources on their website: https://www.phuse.eu/

if you want to get a sense of the regulatory requirements you can view fda reviews online: https://www.fda.gov/downloads/Drugs/DevelopmentApprovalProcess/DevelopmentResources/UCM251445.pdf

although they are quite stats heavy

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

I would add that answering questions on the SAS Communities Forum is a great way to 

1. Sharpen your skills on real-world problems

2. Demonstrate your skills to potential employers

After you have answered 10-20 questions that you are proud of, consider linking to your profile page on your resume.

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Re: Intern is looking for hand on experience.

Thanks, Rick for the reply, I read your articles before, learned a lot from you.

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