Epic’s 2017 Summer Interns – Experienced “Real World” Challenges

The Woodlands, TX, August 07, 2017 – Each summer the epic software group opens its doors to 4-8 summer interns.  Traditionally, these interns come from local area high schools, and colleges looking to gain experience in a working production studio solving both artistic and technical challenges. While some students are focused on play during summer break, epic seeks out those who are excited about learning everything they can and working in a team environment.  

An epic summer internship can help a student get ahead of the curve and make valuable contacts in the process. During their internship they learn about the company its culture, the industry, and various job roles.  These part time internships allow students to produce some of their best work because they are 100% focused.  Without the need to juggle schoolwork and activities they can roll up their sleeves, and dig deep into an area of study they wish to explore.

“This year we had four excellent interns” said Vic Cherubini, President of epic software group.  Each went through the application selection process  which can be found on the epic website.  Students looking to explore 3D animation, web development, video production and commercial photography are encourage to apply.  

What may have made this year even more special is Cherubini was recently honored by having BMA Houston name its Scholarship/Internship program after him.  Cherubini started the program at BMA Houston in 1994, and over the years the organization has provided scholarships and internships valued at over $150,000 to dozens of area college students.

Here are the students who completed a summer internship at epic:

Will Kuglen – Will is a Junior at The University of Texas at Austin, and will graduate in the class of 2019. He attended the Academy of Science and Technology at The Woodlands College Park High School and was into Computer Science and cross country and placed second in the state in 2013.  He is an Eagle Scout.  Will is studying Computer Science at school, but is also into Art and Design.  Will wrote a blog entry on his experience at epic this summer which you can read about here :Will Kuglen blog entry  

Ram Lamichhane – Ram completed his Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, TX, and was looking to build his skills in web programming and front end development.  While at epic, Ram worked on several web sites customizing the code for specific applications which really put his skills to the test.  He also worked on developing an interactive map using the Google API and 3D photogrammetry models epic created for demonstration to the Woodlands Art Council.  Ram’s internship was sponsored by BMA Houston. Having completed his internship, Ram has been offered a part time position at the company.

Ramsey Parks – Ramsey came to epic from UT Dallas, where he studied 3D animation and modeling.  Ramsey worked on rebuilding over a dozen 3D models of a working onshore drill rig so they could be used for an online training application by HARC (Houston Advanced Research Center) in The Woodlands.  These models are complex and Ramsey’s keen attention to detail helped the company complete its work on the project.

Fabiana De Lilla – Fabiana graduated in June from Sam Houston University, Huntsville, and as a Deans List student will be going onto graduate school in the fall.  While at epic, Fabiana worked on a number of projects including logo animations, motion graphics, and 3D model conversations.  Her skills in lighting, shading and rendering came into play on a daily basis.  Fabiana also tutored one of our high school 3D animation interns. One of her logo animations was used for the 2017 Inspire Film Festival in The Woodlands.  Fabiana’s internship was sponsored by BMA Houston.

Internships are key to building experience for a student or recent graduate. Employers are much more likely to hire someone with internships and work experience rather than someone with a generic resume, lacking experience. .”We really appreciate the support of our summer internship program by BMA Houston. We are proud of these interns and know that they will go on to do great things” said Cherubini.