By the end of my sophomore year, I had a 3.66 GPA and was involved in activities on campus, but I had no engineering work experience. In my mind, it was highly unlikely that I’d end up with an internship, much less one at NASA.
In this blog post, Leah talks about how COVID-19 affected her spring internship with NASA.
When I moved to Houston, Texas in 7th grade, I had no idea what the oil and gas or greater energy industries were. As a kid, I understood that people drove cars to get places and they went to the gas station to fill up their cars with fuel. That was the extent of my oil and gas knowledge up until high school. Junior year, I started thinking about possible majors in college and became interested in energy. My source of information, Google, helped me understand our global energy demand, energy independence and energy sources. This is where I first read about petroleum engineering.
Interviewing for a full-time job after college can be a daunting process. I’m sharing three lessons I learned on my journey to help make the process less stressful.
Juan Cardenas shares a short list of best ways to build a network away from College Station, and how this has helped him take his summer experiences to the next level.
I have been fortunate to have an internship every summer since my freshman year and I cannot stress enough how helpful it has been towards my development and how it enhanced my college experience.
Yep! That’s right, NASA has a giant swimming pool in Houston: The Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory.
In April 2018, I was given the opportunity to leave my comfort zone and pursue my professional dreams. Everything sounded great, but I would have to leave Texas and move to South Carolina in less than 30 days. Even though I knew no one out there, I decided to pursue this endeavor and take this leap of faith.
There’s so much to love about summer internships. Aside from gaining work experience, getting paid and increasing your network, summer internships are awesome for building your independence and transitioning into the “real world” after college.
New to the world of internships? It can be intimidating, but Abbey Phillips is here with five facts to give you comfort during this brand new experience.