John Montes De Oca

SCEC Impact

The SCEC Internship helped me learn a new transferable skill that I have been able to utilize in and out of the workplace. I was a member of the 2009 CMS Development team whose goal was to create an online system to manage any metadata created throughout the internship and document basically everything. We used Drupal, an open source content management system to development this idea. I had to learn my way around HTML, php, and linux. I enjoyed the work and continued working with SCEC as a work-study student and later as an employee. I further developed the intern website into a fully fledged intern portal. With the help of Tran Huynh I created the site as it is today. I have been able to use this knowledge to create countless other websites including my current company's website. I also create blogs for friends and acquaintances as well as personal sites for bands and musical artists. I also learned how to organize and document project files so that they will be useful in the future for myself or any future developers, a skill which has translated very well to my current engineering work.


University of Southern California
Graduation Year: 
08/2005 - 12/2009
Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering

After Internship

Current Affiliation: 
Carlson Engineering and Manufacturing
Design Engineer

Assigned Tasks

SCEC Internship

University of Southern California
Intern Class: 
Date Intern Products Type
12/18/2009 Task Manager CMS Feature
08/07/2009 2009 CMS Development Seminar Presentation Presentation
06/26/2009 Faults of Los Angeles and their Significance SCEC-VDO Animation