I enjoyed working with a great group of engineers in a small business environment. This allowed for me to have different tasks, from concept development to device testing. The job is well balanced between time spent working on a computer at a desk and doing hands on building and testing which makes for a much more enjoyable work day.
What I wish was different
I would have liked to have a few more projects to keep me busy throughout the summer, but that issue will be solved as we continue to grow and receive more clients.
It pays off to be a diligent worker. Certain companies will look for someone with a specific skill set, but a good company looks for someone who is disciplined and willing to do what it takes to get a job done. Skills will be gained along the way, but diligence and a hard working ethic is a must have from the start. Work to attain that characteristic and work to keep it wherever you are with whatever you are doing, and success will be right behind you.