I'm a software development intern going into my junior year. When I was going through the application process for the company I'm interning at, I had applied as a software development intern for a specific department. After 6 rounds of interviews I was extended a position, but not in the department that I originally applied for.
I was wondering how I can go about asking my boss why I was placed in this specific department rather than the one I applied for. I don't want to sound ungrateful for the opportunity to work at the company, but I would like to know what about my application/interviews may have inhibited me from being placed in the department I wanted. I usually go to get coffee with my mentor frequently and I've thought about asking him during these trips, but I don't want to make it awkward (we're actually the only 2 people really developing for this department).
The reason I'm wondering is because my role isn't really a software developer for major systems; it's more like a software developer for in-house data processing applications to present to a management team and make business decisions. Although I am highly appreciative of the opportunity to work at this company, I would honestly just like feedback on why I was placed here rather than with some of the other development interns who are in the major systems group.