I’m working as a consultant through a student recruiting agency (not hired by the software company itself). The hours the agency gives us (or that the revenue dept is willing to book us for) are very few and I end up having loads of free time, and with access to this company’s software, etc.
At the same time, I know for a fact that the R&D department is hiring and looking for programmers and engineers. (Theres a huge banner on the side of the building as well as countless e-mails with job postings etc.)
Now, I am still a student and have 1.5 years left of my bachelors and all the job postings are for full-time openings (non students, i.e. can’t get hired by them). Still I would like to offer my help or, rather, ask them to help me by letting me learn about what they do etc.
Is there anything I could do or ask? I would even be willing to do it on my free time sans pay.
Software developers, What do you need help with that is cumbersome and time consuming and someone a little less apt with programming background could do for you? Do you think there would be red tape and NDAs involved? Do you think this would even be possible?
I appreciate any help, I just can’t do invoices and license extensions any longer.