I've secured a year long internship that I will be doing this year before coming back to complete the final year of my Computer Science degree. The company I've got the internship with is quite successful but not really too much in the public eye. The salary itself isn't brilliant either although will last me comfortably.
I haven't managed to get into a huge organization like Microsoft or CERN and am wondering whether this will have a huge affect on my career once i graduate. My stereotypical view is that if one has a name like Microsoft on their resume then they can get into pretty much any company once they graduate and those whom go to smaller companies have a really tough time finding a place. How much of this is true?
On a personal level, I'm going into it with the mindframe of just getting a huge amount of experience during my time at work albeit the salary not being great. I hope that interviewers or people who look at CVs and decide who gets the job also care for the experience side of things regardless of how large an organization they went to. A friend of mine is going to CERN and his salary is almost double mine, the company as we all know is hugely popular - so it makes me think whether I'm just wasting my time with a smaller company.