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Damon Gale: Manufacturing Engineering

Damon interned as a production manager for Gooch Engineering during Winter Semester 2022.

Describe a day in your life as an intern.

First, check my emails and deal with any business there. After that I would work on whatever needed to get done. Sometimes that was an engineering project. Other times it was a business project. If i was not working on any projects then i would work on general production.

What industry/job specific skills did you learn?

Project Management, business management, process documentation, quality inspection, etc.

What are three things that you learned from this experience that could be applied to other settings?

1. Project management

2. Technical communication (ie. Writing reports)

3. Management of people

What was your favorite part of your internship?

Working on major specific projects. Ie. Process improvement or documentation projects.

How did this experience affect your future goals?

This experience helped me understand what kind of work i like and don't like.

How did you get your internship?

I worked for the company previous to starting my internship.

How did this experience contribute to your growth?

This experience helped me grow my professional communication skills. Everyday I needed to write.