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I recently got a job as a software engineer intern at a major software company. While I was extremely fortunate to have this opportunity, this first week of working here has been horrible. I've gotten very little direction, no one is making themselves available to help me, no information or guidance getting set up on the majority of the software and tools the group uses. I've spent the majority of my time just sitting and doing nothing. I've vocalized to my tech lead that I need goals and things to do, but have gotten only one assignment. Following up on the assignment, the person showing me what to do assigned me a task that was so convoluted and out of my skill-set, I was questionable as to why he would even show me. The requirement for the internship required 3 months of object oriented programming and I just finished my sophomore year of college. My question is, how can I vocalize to my boss that I'm basically so new to this field that I need clear direction and progress up to higher level skills in chunks?