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Herkimer County BOCES Career Day (and more)

  • 2017 College Interns
  • Last Friday, Jim McCoy and I took a drive down to BOCES in Herkimer, NY for their career fair. I kept thinking that we were the most advanced company at the event, but the truth is, Indium Corporation is one of the most advanced companies in the world. Most of the students walking around from table to table are interested in construction, collision repair, or even serving in the US Marine Corps. Most of them listened to what Jim and I had to say, and the first response was something along the lines of, "Wow! I had no idea that existed in Utica!" Or, "I don't think I could work at this company." I believe that's what many people think when they hear what we do at Indium Corporation. The thing is, there are so many different job opportunities at Indium Corporation, you don't have to be a tech genius or have a masters in accounting. I enjoyed speaking with some of the students, and listening to what their plans were after high school.

    Some of the students sounded like they had it all planned out, and some were just going with the flow. One student was interested, right away, in the internship program, and asked when he could apply. Another student was graduating with over 30 college credits, and was looking for a job in the IT field to support her family. We went on to tell her that the past two Indium Corporation IT interns Indium Corporation have received job offers after they completed their internship. Personally, I think that's exactly what Indium Corporation needs in the internship program; young minds that are eager to take the initiative and have more than an average experience.

    Being at this career fair as an intern is proof that Indium Corporation's slogan, "Not your average internship,” speaks the truth. I'm not slammed with busy work that my supervisor doesn't want to do. I'm taking part in programs outside of the office, reaching out to the surrounding community, and sparking interest in what we do. Inside the office, I'm taking part in a very important project that involves a lot of important people with big offices. I think that's all I'm allowed to tell you, so use your imagination for the rest of it. The point is, I feel needed, and I think that what I'm doing is part of something great. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to more experiences like this in my future here at Indium Corporation.

    Thanks for reading,