Major: Aeronautical Engineering Year: Junior
Where did you work this summer? GE Aviation in Madisonville, Kentucky
What was your role? Manufacturing Engineer
What were your duties? – Upgraded processes to prepare for new engine production – Communicated new processes to operators to improve productivity and product output – Analyzed data to complete process capability and substantiation projects
What were your objectives/goals/desired outcomes for this internship? To gain experience in a manufacturing position and to focus on design for manufacturing
Did you meet them? I met my goals by learning as much as I could during my time at GE Aviation.
What part of your internship did you enjoy the most? I enjoyed working on new aircraft engine programs and preparing processes for increased product volume.
How did you learn about the position? Industrial Roundtable
What was the application process like? I applied during fall semester and had an interview during fall semester. I received my offer later that semester.
Any tips for landing an internship?
Be confident when talking to recruiters at a career fair and ask questions about the company. Don’t be afraid to tell the recruiter exactly what you are looking for during an internship.