Hi everyone! My name is Lindsay Cannistra and I will be a senior at Clarkson University, studying chemical engineering. I am the engineered solders intern and my supervisor is Tim Jensen. I want to start out by thanking the people at Indium Corporation for welcoming me into their internship program not once but twice! I was an intern for Indium last summer as well and I am grateful to have another internship opportunity that is completely different. Even though I got the chance to work at Indium last year, I feel like I have a lot I can learn from this company.
I am surprised with how much the program has evolved in just a year. Last year I didn’t meet any of the interns until the very end of the program. But, this year all the interns are getting together for a lunch-and-learn once a week. We also had orientation together, which was different from last year, too.
I am excited to learn many new things this summer. Last year I had one big project that lasted me the entire summer. But, this year, Tim has me working on four different projects! Some are more chemistry related and some are more business related. It will be interesting to see how I do with the business projects because I have only taken one business class in college so far. I was nervous at first when Tim told me some of the projects were business related but I know that I will acquire new skills that will be useful to me in the future.
From this experience I hope to learn as much as I can during these next ten weeks. I know the summer is going to fly by so I need to ask as many questions as I can to get the most out of this internship. I have realized in the past that you can never ask too many questions. The more questions you ask, the more you will end up learning. I want to be able to improve on some of the skills I already have, as well as gain more. I want to be able to improve on my public speaking and problem-solving skills and I know this internship can help me do that. I can use the skills I gain from this internship and apply them later on in my career. I am excited to see how much I learn throughout the next ten weeks!
Until Next Time,