Taylor Green is currently a senior at the Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott, Arizona campus. She is studying Mechanical Engineering with a concentration in Propulsion. Last summer, she interned at Boeing in Charleston, South Carolina as a Tool Engineering Intern. Taylor is thrilled to announce that she has just accepted an offer with NAVSEA and will be headed to Charles County, Maryland after she graduates in May.
How did you obtain your internship with Boeing?
I interned with Boeing in South Carolina this summer. I obtained this internship through being involved in SWE and getting sponsored to attend the National SWE Conference in October 2018. An Embry-Riddle Alumni was also at the conference, and she helped me go to a screening event where I got my interview and eventually my offer.
What were your responsibilities?
My job title was Tool Engineering Intern, and I was responsible for creating the tools that allow production to continue and to help the mechanics assemble the Boeing 787 Dreamliner.
What are your career aspirations and have they changed since you completed your internship/co-op?
After my internship at Boeing, I know it would eventually be a great place to work. From my internship I discovered that I would rather work in the Defense sector, so I started to apply to jobs within that industry. I recently accepted a position with NAVSEA, and I look forward to gaining experience in the defense sector as I embark upon my career.
What was the most beneficial part of your internship?
Coming into my internship I had always been afraid to ask questions. Even at school I was afraid to go into professor office hours to ask questions out of fear that it would make me look dumb. At my internship I was completely new to the whole process and had to rely on my team members to answer all of my questions. I learned to get over my fear of asking questions, and I realized that everyone has something they don’t know about. I also found that there were things I knew more about (particularly CATIA) that my team members had not had as much experience with. Coming back to school for my last year I realized that the fear of going to office hours was gone and I am way more comfortable talking to professors and people that are older than I am.