Major: Chemical Engineering
Internship: R&D Engineering Intern
Company: Procter & Gamble (P&G)
Giulia is a Chemical Engineering major at Purdue from Hampshire, Illinois. She is a sophomore who is apart of many clubs and organizations such as Emerging Leader Scholars- Boiler Mentors, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Boiler Success Team for the Student Advisory Board, and apart of the Fall 2022 Cohort of GradTrack Scholars.
What attracted you to the company/position?
"After attending the Fall 2021 Industrial Roundtable event and having multiple interviews with different companies, I felt a great connection with the P&G recruiting team. During my interviews, I felt less nervous and more excited about all of the possibilities to innovate with purpose and passion at P&G."
Can you tell me about your overall experience working there?
"My overall experience at P&G was amazing! What I loved about working at P&G is the friendly, collaborative environment, and being able to use engineering skills to design for the consumer and improve lives across the globe. In essence, the consumer is an integrated part of every aspect at P&G, from product design, research, and manufacturing all the way to the business models, professional development, and community initiatives."
What does your typical day look like?
"My typical day started with checking my emails, reviewing my upcoming meetings, and scheduling my work time. After, I would meet with my Daily Coach (mentor) and we would discuss my progress, future plans for the project, and how we could work together to navigate any roadblocks. For the rest of the day, I would attend any additional meetings or trainings, work on prototyping in the design lab, analyze consumer and technical data, and/or work with experts to complete materials and processing analyses for our product."
What did you learn from this role?
"From my role as an R&D Engineering Intern, I learned an immense amount of technical and laboratory skills pertaining to materials development, fluid and acquisition, consumer research, and prototyping and evaluating design models. In addition to technical skills, the biggest takeaways from my internship were learning how to adapt to change around me, enhancing my time management skills, and learning how to combine consumer, business, and technical concepts when working on a project."