Before I was offered an internship here at Indium Corporation, I made sure to do my research to really get a feel for what I was applying for. I looked at the corporate website and read some blogs written by Indium employees. Being a business student and not an engineer, I didn’t have a good grasp on what Indium Corporation was all about.
When approaching the end of my junior year of college, the question of what I was going to do for my summer internship was always a topic of interest. My professors asked me, my parents asked me, and so did my friends. The truth is, I didn’t really know what my plans were for my summer internship. I certainly knew what I wanted to do; I wanted to work at Indium Corporation.
To be honest, knowing that the internship had over 300 applicants last year for 10 positions, I thought it was a shot in the dark being picked from such a competitive pool. I knew it was going to be tough, but I always go by the saying, “don’t be afraid to fail,” so I went for it. A couple of phone interviews later and a few weeks of eagerly waiting to hear back, I was officially offered to be the recruitment intern at Indium Corporation.
When the recruiter called, I thought about saying something like, “I truly appreciate your offer, but I think I should consider my options and get back to you sometime later this week”. I’m just kidding; there was no way I was going to do that. This was, by far, the best offer I was going to receive. I was proud to be selected and prepared to take on the summer.
Prior to when my internship started, I would be having a conversation with someone about me working at Indium Corporation, and they would say, “I’ve heard that’s a great place to work. Everyone I know who works there absolutely loves it.” I’m not kidding when I say I spoke with more people than I can count who said the exact same thing. To say the least, I was thrilled to start my internship, and curious what the culture was going to be like.
I have been working at Indium Corporation as the recruitment intern for almost 7 weeks now, and the culture has left an amazing impact on me, not only as a student, but also as a person. Even though I’m a little intern, I feel like I’ve become a part of a big family.
I’ve always heard Indium Corporation is a great place to work. Now, I am experiencing everything first-hand and I can certainly tell that every employee enjoys what they do. Whether I’m passing someone in the hallway or holding the door for them on the way out, everyone is always very polite and friendly. From time to time, I think we all forget how meaningful and important it is to do something as simple as saying please and thank you. It can be the smallest things that make the biggest difference, and Indium Corporation is full of employees who make the small things count.