Manufacturing Internships

Location of Program: China      Year: 2016
Program Director(s):
Participating Major(s): Students spend one week exploring China and six more weeks working at a factory, attempting to fix problems and learning what it takes to be a manufacturing engineer.

Summary:

In 2016, five students participated in this internship program. They spent one week exploring china, and six more weeks working at a factory, attempting to fix problems and learning what it takes to be a manufacturing engineer.

Recap of the Year:

Leadership Development
Students learned the importance of communication in a multilingual workspace, and developed crucial problem-solving skills.

Global Agility
In China, the ways that people speak, approach problems, and interact with each other are unique. Participating in this internship allowed students to obtain valuable, on-the-ground experience working in another country. They learned to appreciate and respect cultural differences as they interacted with engineering professionals on a global scale.

Technical Experience
Interning with a real-world company in their selected field was an empowering experience for these students. They were able to apply lessons they had learned in the classroom and witness real results.

Student Experiences

“Working within a large company, innovation is a slow process. If you want to instigate change, you must be absolutely certain that all of your proposals are clear, accurate, and easy to understand … unless you can sell management on your project to innovate, you will not be able to change or improve the company.”
-Nathan Bridgewater

“This internship helped me grow – both as a manufacturing engineer and as a person.”
-Meriah Kulikovskyi

Participants