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Indium Corporation Intern: Quality Engineering

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My name is Kim Flanagan and this is my first internship with Indium Corporation. I am the Quality Engineering Intern at the company's BPD facility and, so far, Indium has been a much better experience than my last internship. It has only been a week since I started and I already feel like I have more responsibility and significance with the company than I did at the company I worked at last summer.

This is the first blog post I have ever written so I apologize if I am not doing it right. I figured that I would introduce myself this week and then next week I will get into more interesting topics.

I attend Le Moyne College in Syracuse, NY where I just “graduated” with a B.S. in Physics. I put the word graduated in quotations because yes, I walked at my graduation commencement this May with my class, but I will not have my diploma in hand until December after taking one more course. I transferred into Le Moyne at the beginning of my sophomore year from University at Buffalo and, because the physics program is very, very small at Le Moyne, the upper level classes are only offered once every other  year and  I missed one course my first time around.

My favorite thing about physics is that it is so broad. With physics, I have learned a little bit about everything but, most importantly, I have learned how to become an excellent problem solver and how to think analytically and logically. For this reason, I believe that physics majors can do a lot more than what most people assume. A fun fact: the two majors to consistently get the highest score on the LSATs are physics and mathematics.

A few things people may not know about me:

  • I am a dancer/dance teacher.
  • I have my pistol permit and love going shooting.
  • I always have a coffee or energy drink in hand.
  • I am a huge Carolina Panthers fan.
  • I love going to the gym (even though I may not get there as much as I would like).

At Indium, I am really hoping mature as an engineer/scientist in a professional work setting to prepare myself for future job opportunities. The one thing that constantly motivates me to perform better and better is that I am very competitive and, because of this, I am always looking for a new challenge. I am hoping that my challenges here at Indium Corporation help me to succeed in industry and also in life.

Wish me luck,

Kim