Across the country, many college students waited until the end of the spring semester to begin thinking about how to spend their summer. However, forward-thinking students planned early, applied to companies and programs throughout the year, and by the close of the 2014-2015 school year, had their plans lined up.
From preventing tall trucks ramming low bridges to preparing NASA’s Space Launch System for a 2017 mission to discovering heart valve behavior in diabetics, enterprising young college students majoring in STEM landed solid, paid summer internships.
In “Scoring a Great Internship,” primary author Ellen Rubinstein and fellow student contributors offer tips, strategies and a step-by-step guide to help college students clinch the internship that is necessary to secure a job after graduation.
A few months after graduation from Jackson State University with a biology degree, Afrachanna Butler was hired by the U.S. Army Engineer Research and Development Center laboratory in Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Although industrial internet might sound like a plot out of a Sci-Fi blockbuster (think “The Matrix” or “The Terminator”), the use of machines talking to machines, machines predicting problems, and self-troubleshooting is happening around us all the time.