I was able to develop my professional communication skills and build my network. I was able to publish several posters and papers that helped me prepare myself in the engineering industry. I also gained experience with petrochemical testing and instrumentation.
What I wish was different
My one criticism is that this internship is unpaid. Although you do gain a lot of knowledge and resume-boosting experience as an engineer, it would be an added bonus to receive a salary for your work.
Take your time to schedule and plan your work. There will be various deadlines for projects, and some tasks will be very hard to balance along with school. Other than this, take your time to network with the many visiting industry professionals. These are great opportunities to build your professional presence and hopefully obtain future internships.
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Technical Services Intern
May 2018 • Bohemia, NY
What I liked
Constant influx of oil and petroleum testing equipment, so there is always something new to see.