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by | October 3, 2017
Each year, ECS hosts our Cool Co-op Contest, and a winner is chosen in each of the following categories: Perk, People, and Projects. Riley Daulton, our Project winner, is the guest blogger this week. Below she talks about her incredible experiences at NASA.
I have had the pleasure interning three times with NASA! My first two internships were at Kennedy Space Center (KSC) in Cape Canaveral, FL (Spring and Summer of 2016). My third internship was at Johnson Space Center (JSC) in Houston, TX. While working at NASA’s space centers, I contributed to the coolest projects out there!
At KSC, I was involved in design and testing of an instrument that would go to Mars or an asteroid and characterize the organic compounds on the surface. I was responsible for conceptual designs of different components of the instruments such as a pressure vessel and a fluid pump. I also worked in … Read More
by | September 12, 2017
It can be frustrating when a CareerEngine job posting seems to be a perfect fit but you get the annoying brown oval telling you otherwise. This blog article will cover the reasons (and solutions, if applicable) for a non-qualifying status.
When perusing job postings on CareerEngine, clicking on the title of the job will take you to a page with details of the position, including why it is you don’t qualify. Look on the right sidebar of that page for a section titled “Application Status.” There it will have one (or more) of the following error messages.
- You do not match the desired Applicant Type for this position: This is the most common error and occurs for one of two reasons. The first reason is that you haven’t activated your SAL. Go to the news feed on the homepage of CareerEngine, look for the red key, and follow …
by | August 29, 2017
Left to right: Alison Walasinski, Student Intern/ Nominator; Rachel Pond, University Relations Manager; Emma Rohe, University Relations Coordinator; Chris Mickowski, Engineer; and Amy Thaci, Director of Engineering Career Services
So many amazing companies come through our office every day. Four years ago, ECS decided to formally recognize those employers who were providing our students with outstanding and unique experiences with our first ever “Employer of the Year Award.” That year, we chose our winners. But something was missing. We felt that students themselves should have a hand in determining the cream of the crop when it comes to top intern and co-op experiences. Thus, the award became a student-nominated honor.
We now ask students to nominate their current (or previous) employer for this award. Once we receive all of the nominations, we review them and look at each company’s activity with recruiting and hiring our students over the past 12 months … Read More
by | June 15, 2017
Sanchi Arora, a December 2016 Industrial Systems Engineering graduate, shares her experience as an Intern with Tesla. After graduation, Sanchi accepted a full time position with Accenture.
Tell us about your Production Control Analytics Intern role at Tesla:
Once I started working, I soon learned that my role would change from day to day. I mainly focused on improving the line side sequencing and car customization processes.
During my internship, I expressed my keen interest in analytics and using big data to draw insights. Because I spoke up, my team offered to give me work that complimented my interests resulting in live Tableau dashboards that traced inventory around the factory, addressing part shortages, and triggering safety stock replenishments.
My time at Tesla was an extremely unique experience as the structure of the company is flat and everyone works together to achieve the company goal. I was able to communicate with … Read More
by | May 25, 2017
If you’ve accepted a summer internship or co-op, congrats!! You are about to embark on what I’m sure will be a fulfilling, engaging, and challenging 12 week experience. Whether you are graduating next year or not, it is crucial that you proactively think about what you can be doing before, during, and after your work term to impress your employer. Below are my top tips for converting an internship into a full-time job.
- Establish goals. Within the first week of your internship, schedule an appointment with your supervisor to establish goals. Talk about projects that you would like to be a part of and the skills that you bring to the table. Your goal is to show your boss that you are motivated while also giving them something to hold you accountable.
- Be dependable. I read all of the intern/co-op performance evaluations at the end of each semester. Every …