WAVE Systems, Inc.

Embedded Systems Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2021 • Norwalk, CT

What I liked

At WAVE I learned more than I did at any previous position. The engineering team gave me a lot of responsibility as an intern which helped me to grow as an engineer. Additionally, the entire team was very available and supportive which allowed me to quickly get up to speed and develop my software/ firmware skills. On top of the technical skills I learned at WAVE, the people there were very supportive and driven on their mission to prevent drownings. I would highly recommend working here, especially to any electrical or software engineers who want to see significant growth in their fields and work for a noble cause.

What I wish was different

A significant portion of this internship was remote for me. It had nothing to do with shortcomings by WAVE, it was rather the result of the pandemic and difficulty finding short term housing. I would have preferred to have been in person for the entire internship.


Make every effort to be in person. It is way easier to work directly with the rest of the team when in person, especially since it allows easier access to equipment and hardware.
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