Sunday, December 02, 2012

Why Interns choose 8Layer?

When it’s time to choose the all important question of where to do your internship, what comes to mind? Given the vast number of companies to consider, how is 8Layer different from the rest of the pack? Why would one pick 8Layer over the more popularly-known companies?

8Layer is one of the few pioneers in promoting open source and Linux. With their KahelOS (, a 100% Filipino-made distro, you will surely feel the ingenuity of the team behind this phenomenal success. Not only do they want to promote open source, but they are generous in sharing their ideas and knowledge and are always eager to give back to the community. Indeed, they regularly hold what is called Knowledge sharing or KS in the office to multiply the knowledges and experiences that each of the team has learned.

8Layer is always up-to-date with new technologies. As stressed in one of their core values, INNOVATION is an important goal of 8Layer. With the haste evolution of the IT industry, there is no room for stagnation in 8Layer. The company is constantly innovating and upgrading the technologies used behind their products and services. This means that learning new things is inevitable in the company.

8Layer is not just an ordinary IT company. From IT skills to communication skills to public speaking skills, one is encouraged to learn all these while staying with 8Layer. 8Layer believes that everybody should come out of their shells and use their skills and talents to the fullest.

Each 8Layer employee or simply known as “8lien” is approachable and fun to be with. They are a bunch of brilliant yet jolly people who can be serious at work and crazy at play. They do not act like bosses but more like “Ates” and “Kuyas” who are always willing to teach and assist newbies.

8Layer is not just keen on honing the skills of its people but also on letting them excel and reach their goals. The essence of professionalism is very important to 8Layer such that its rule of thumb is for everyone to finish their assigned tasks given whatever circumstances. Even with the open-culture that they have, an “8lien” is expected to shine and grow in every aspect of their career.

With all these opportunities and training, who wouldn’t be excited to be an OJT in 8Layer? It will surely be a chance of a lifetime that you wouldn’t want to miss. :)

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