Our interns share stories of personal growth and inspiration.
I have always loved being creative—I loved playing the piano so much that I went to school for it. While I was in love with the idea, music wasn’t the correct medium for me. I started my second year at college as a mechanical engineering major. At first I struggled to get on-track, but I determined to build a successful career. I started working at a small machine shop and picked up a handful of incredibly helpful skills that helped me land my internship at Intel.
I try to use my outside perspective as an advantage to find wasteful practices that veterans of a company tend to overlook. While trying to tackle this project, I’ve learned:
- Not everyone is going to want to help you until the project becomes important to them.
- Exploring every possible solution will eventually lead to one that works.
- Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
If there was one thing I could impart to students, it would be that the jobs and internships that are the most formidable are the ones where you’ll grow most as a contributor to a team—learning to thrive in those positions is invaluable.
Working at Intel has been a challenge but nothing I wouldn’t ask for again. I am grateful that I have the opportunity to continue my internship through the school year, because I will continue to grow with Intel and learn new ways for me to contribute.
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