Intern: Emma Anderson
Major:Industrial Engineering & Management
Company: Collins Aerospace – Heritage Hamilton Sundstrand
Location of Internship: Houston, Texas
Internship Title: EMU Project Engineering Co-op
- Why did you choose the company that you work for?
- I have worked for Collins Aerospace the past year as an Industrial Engineering Co-op and discovered this opportunity through a monthly newsletter of the company explaining our work with NASA. The opportunity to assist on EMUs (Extravehicular Mobility Units – Space Suits) sounded incredible and I reached out to an employee who connected me with an engineering manager at the site.
- What were some of the requirements for your internship?
- In terms of requirements for my co-op – the interns/co-ops in this role need to be analytical, adaptable, detail oriented, and passionate about space.
- What is your favorite part about your internship experience?
- My favorite part of my internship experience is being able to see the impact of the work we’re completing – knowing I have an impact on space activities.
- What is the most challenging part of your internship? How have you overcome these obstacles?
- The most challenging part of my internship has been the amount of information to learn. However, I’ve decided to take it as a challenge and I’m trying to immerse myself in as much information on EMUs/ISS (International Space Station) as possible..
- How did you find your internship?
- Through your own self-guided research
- Why was it beneficial for you to register your internship for credit through the Internship Program?
- Being registered for credits through the Internship Program keeps me enrolled full-time back at NDSU. Go Bison!
- What advice would you give a student who is in the process of applying to an internship?
- Finding the first work experience is the hardest, after that it’s about communicating with your network and letting your work prove itself.