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PepsiCo Business + Information Solutions

PepsiCo Business + Information Solutions (BIS) is a global company, with products in more than 200 countries and territories, and is the parent company to many popular food and beverage brands, such as Tropicana, Quaker, Gatorade and Frito Lay. The organization has more than 2,500 technology associates that are responsible for developing and maintaining applications and systems that support PepsiCo’s many brands. The goal of PepsiCo's internship program is to provide students with the opportunity to leverage their academic understanding in a real-world, business-driven environment. Computer Science interns partner with teams throughout the organization to architect and develop solutions via numerous technologies and across various platforms and architectures.

Amanda Coffey

BS Computer Science, 2014

During my time at PepsiCo, I have been integrated into an active Business + Information Solutions team. My responsibilities mostly revolve around maintaining a globally-used web application that is heavily used by employees at varying levels in the company. I was also tasked with creating detailed design documentation, for both end users and technical users, for upcoming projects. This internship has strengthened my SQL skills while also giving me experience in obtaining business requirements and converting them into specific technical requirements.

Stephen Rodriguez

BA Computer Science, 2014

Unlike other internships, PepsiCo Business + Information Solutions interns work on current projects with a real world impact amongst a powerful team of experienced programmers, developers and analysts. During my time at Pepsi, I served as a software development intern for the BIS Product Procurement Solutions Team. Product Procurement Solutions is focused on assisting delivery drivers and machinery with the selling and purchasing of Pepsi products. Since most of the software (and hardware) at Pepsi is homegrown, new development solutions and company initiatives are easier to implement. As an intern, I was in charge of performing a variety of tasks such as troubleshooting, designing, and implementing targeted solutions in Java. In specific, I was charged with refactoring a Pepsi communications system targeted towards assisting delivery managers with communicating with their drivers. This involved working with a Java-based system that interfaced with both desktop and mobile devices across the United States. In addition, I had the opportunity to attend various events targeted toward introducing new interns to every angle of the PepsiCo business. Thanks to my education obtained at Iona, and combined with my drive and passion for technology, I was able to fully implement my role with confidence. With my Iona degree, I was truly able to “Move the World” at PepsiCo.