Name: Warren Leggett
Internship, Co-op or Research Site: Schneider Electric
Position Title: Pre-Construction Engineer Intern
Major(s)/Minor(s): Mechanical Engineering
Current Class Level: Senior
Work Term: Summer 2019
Tell us about your internship, co-op, or research opportunity, including your day-to-day responsibilities.
My day-to-day tasks can be anything between rendering cost estimates on a control system, to being in the field at a job site working on the systems hardware. Most of my work has focused on the design of control systems such as HVAC and other building automation systems. I have also had the opportunity to work on advanced projects that have required data and design analysis.
Describe the process of obtaining your position. When did you hear of the position and submit your application?
I discovered this position through UMBCworks. I had previously received a lot of interview and resume training through workshops and professional development sessions hosted by the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), so I was well prepared for the interview process.
What have you enjoyed the most about your position or organization?
I have enjoyed being able to learn more about the industry and develop new skills throughout my day-to-day work. I have also enjoyed meeting people who have helped me foster these skills and be successful throughout the internship.
What advice would you give to another student who is seeking an internship or similar experience?
I would advise students seeking employment to network! Make those connections and gain knowledge through communicating with other people. Sometimes the best way to get a foot in the door is to sneak in with someone else. Also, the Career Center is a great tool to help jump start your career, so take advantage of those resources!
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