Civil Engineer Intern, Village of Winnetka
Field surveys; CAD work
I enjoyed meeting with clients and discussing the goals for their products. Communicating and interacting with clients like this was my first time professionally discussing business opportunities with different individuals, and this was an extremely valuable experience. It helped prepare me for the professional world after college. I also loved prototyping!
This experience gave me practical design experience while in college, and I believe that working at Invent@NMU helped me get my first design job after college.
Be persistent. Have faith in yourself and work hard. Cast a wide net for employers, and apply for positions even if you think you are not qualified for the job. From my personal experience in the design world, less than 10% of the applications I sent out asked me back for an interview.
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