CCD: Tell us about your internship experience. What were your responsibilities?
AF: I verified accuracy between balloon notes on S-500 drawings to their corresponding database to manufacture as-designed engine parts; supported execution of the TERN Lube System Simulator test through data reduction and evaluation of rig performance to meet design intent; researched, tested, and performed T64 bearing load sensitivity study for upcoming flight test program; led mechanical systems on Software Requirement Document (SRD) for CT7-8 radial drive shaft.
CCD: What are the top 3 skills you’ve learned from this experience?
AF: Email etiquette, how to interact with employers outside of an office setting, and presentation skills.
CCD: What is one challenge you encountered during your summer experience and how did you manage it?
AF: A challenge I encountered was having to do a project that had a lot of missing information and having to make educated estimates of values in order to continue the calculations.
CCD: What advice would you give to another student about making the most of a summer experience?
AF: Talk to as many people as possible! Everyone has a lot to offer and share and they are looking to share it, all you have to do is ask and take interest.
CCD: What’s next for you?
AF: Hopefully getting a job with GE!