Summer Destinations: Oh the Places You’ll Go!

So excited for our SWE members who are taking on internships, co-ops, and those who are graduating with full time jobs!! So proud of everyone and we want to share your accomplishments.

We hope this list of summer destinations gives our members a point of contact in nearby cities, or a contact for a specific job or company! It also includes where the members learned about the opportunity and pieces of advice for the job/internship finding process.

Rachel Spector(Spector.50) is a 4+ year Electrical and Computer Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through Engineering Career Services / Handshake! She will be working at Cisco Systems in San Jose, CA. She will be working as a Worldwide Sales Systems Engineer Intern for 10 weeks from June — August. A piece of advice from Rachel: Don’t be afraid to apply to a wide variety of jobs/job titles because you never know what you’ll end up liking. I never thought I’d be in a sales role, but I love it! A fun fact about Rachel: Outside of school I work as an ice girl for the Blue Jackets! @rachspector Thanks Rachel, congrats & good luck!

Catherine Adams (Adams.1805) is a 4+ year Mechanical Engineering major. She originally interviewed at Procter & Gamble’s booth at Societal Conference! She will be working full-time at Procter & Gamble in Albany, GA as a Family Care Engineer. Her advice to other engineers: Be honest with yourself when job searching- if you aren’t excited about the job you’re applying for the recruiters will know! Take the time to find a position that sounds genuinely interesting to you, even if that means prolonging your search. It’s worth it in the end!! A fun fact about Catherine: I’m planning on running my 4th half marathon this spring! @catadams4 Congrats Catherine and good luck!

Ruksana Kabealo (Kabealo.21) is a 3rd year Computer Science and Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the Grace Hopper Conference. She will be working at Target in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a Software Engineering Intern from June 3rd, 2019 — August 9th, 2019. Her advice: Never give up! The search for internships/co-ops/jobs can be filled with rejection and disappointment. Staying determined enough to make it through all that already puts you one step ahead of the game. Fun Fact about Ruksana: I love writing poetry! I have work published in Ohio’s Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology for 2017 and in several student literary magazines. @ruksanakay Congrats Ruksana and good luck!

Claire Penrose (Penrose .24) is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through the Engineering Expo. She will be working at Anheuser-Buschin St. Louis this summer as a Brewery Training Program Intern. A piece of advice from Claire: Make sure you know about the company and what aspects of the culture and job you are interested in and like and be willing to talk about it! Fun Fact: I am from Chicago, IL! @cpenrose21 Congrats & Good Luck!

Amanda Slager (Slager.8) is a 3rd year Chemical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity from the Engineering Expo. She will be working at the J.M. Smucker Co. in Cincinnati, OH as a Process Engineering Intern from May 2019 — August 2019. Advice from Amanda: Be confident. Even if you’re just a first year or a second year or don’t think you’re qualified for a job, be confident in yourself and believe that you are going to get the job. Employers will recognize that and will be more likely to ask you to interview. Also, show that you’re passionate about the job. That goes a long way when you’re trying to get your foot in the door at a company. Fun Fact: I was in the background of a James Cordon video! @amanda_slager Congrats & Good Luck Amanda!

Shannon Maloney (Maloney.204) is a 3rd year Industrial and Systems Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through her adviser. She will be working at DHL in Westerville, Ohio as a Solutions Design Intern. This is a unique opportunity since DHL is located close to campus, she will be working part-time starting January for the spring semester, then work full time in the summer, then part-time again in the fall. Advice from Shannon: Use every interview opportunity as a chance to improve your interview skills! Every interview helps you build confidence and become more comfortable in an interview setting! Fun Fact: This year, I have flown on more planes than I have over my whole life combined @shannnonn_2

Congrats & Good Luck Shannon!

Anna Posta (Posta.5) is a 2nd year Chemical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the Engineering Expo. She will be working at Eaton in Denver, Colorado as a Technical Sales Intern from May 17-August 9th. Advice from Anna: Have an open mind! Apply to positions out of your comfort zone, you never know what you will end up liking! Fun Fact: I was once a ball girl for the US Women’s National Soccer Team! @anna_posta

Congrats Anna & Good Luck!

Sydney Demechko (Demechko.3) is a 2nd year Electrical and Computer Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the Engineering Expo. She will be working at Honda in Marysville, Ohio as a Electrical Engineering Intern for 14 weeks from 5/20/19–8/16/19. Advice from Sydney: Go to the career fair!!! (And make sure to be yourself ) Also make sure to utilize the online applications, some people don’t think applying online will do much but that’s where I got most of my interviews! Fun Fact: I love hiking and backpacking, this picture was actually taken from the time I climbed the Bavarian Alps in Austria! @sydemechko Congrats Sydney & Good Luck!

Dana Gill (Gill.475) is a 3rd year Industrial and Systems Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the Company Website. She will be working at JPMorgan Chase & Co. in Columbus, Ohio as a Leadership Development Program Analyst. Her Internship is June 3rd, 2019 to August 9th, 2019. Advice from Dana: To anyone going through an internship, I recommend immersing yourself in the company. By this I mean getting involved in their philanthropy, volunteer-work, professional development events, or social events. Doing this during my internships has helped me create personal relationships with my co-workers and become more passionate about the work the company does. Fun Fact: I have the same name as my grandpa, Dana Gill! @danaleegill Congrats Dana & Good Luck!

Katie Lenz (Lenz.64) is a 2nd year Electrical and Computer Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity from the Engineering Expo. She will be working at Northrop Grumman in Baltimore, Maryland as a Mission Systems Electrical Engineering Intern(Hardware) for 10 weeks from May 28th — August 2nd. Advice from Katie: Even if you aren’t sure that a company will want you, still go and talk to them! You never know what the recruiters are looking for and it very well may turn out to be you. And if not you can still learn valuable information about what they do look for in interns/employees. Fun Fact: I lived near Washington DC for 5 years of my childhood so I am excited to go back to the East Coast for the summer! @kt_lenz_ Congrats Katie & Good Luck!

Rachael Sweetman (Sweetman.13) is a 3rd year Computer Science and Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through Engineering Career Services / Handshake. She will be working for Nike in Portland, Oregon as a Nike Technology Intern for 12 weeks from May-August. Advice from Rachael: Apply to places you don’t think you’ll stand a chance being noticed at, you never know what’ll happen! Fun fact: one time I ate 5 bagels in one day! @rachael_sweetman Congrats & Good Luck Rachael!

Kara McLaughlin is a 3rd year Civil Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity from an Information Session on Campus. She will be working at Fishbeck, Thompson, Carr & Huber in Columbus, Ohio as a Seasonal (Co-op) Technician in the Transportation Department for 14 weeks from May-August 2019. Advice from Kara: Research companies before you meet them. Don’t let not having the right experience needed for a position stop you from applying or networking with a company. You never know when a conversion with a company representative can lead to a great opportunity! Fun Fact: I once tried to recreate Ferris Bueller’s Day Off with a friend by visiting most of the places they went in the film. @kara_mclaughlin Congrats and Good Luck Kara!

Rachel Chodikov (Chodikov.1) is a 4th year Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity at the SWE Conference! She will be working full-time at Accenture in Detroit, MI as Consulting Analyst starting in August 2019! Advice from Rachel: Do not give up! It can be challenging sometimes to stay positive, but keep pushing forward and everything will fall into place! Fun Fact: I went to Costa Rica on a service trip this past December! @rachelchodikov

Congrats Rachel & Good Luck!

Madison Weiss (Weiss.546) is a 1st year Electrical and Computer Engineering major. She found this opportunity through a scholarship she won in high school! She will be working at Parker Hannifin in Elyria, OH as a Fluid and Brakes Engineering Intern for 12 weeks from 5/22/19–8/7/19. Advice from Madison: Always apply for the internship even if you do not think you will be qualified, many companies are willing to take a chance on an under qualified student who they know is willing to learn on the job! Fun Fact: I volunteered at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo for four years and became certified in holding many animals including bearded dragons, armadillos, and children’s pythons. @matts_3

Congrats Madison & Good Luck!

Bridgette Wadge (Wadge.3) is a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through the Engineering Expo. She will be working at Allegion in Indianapolis, Indiana as a Mechanical Engineering Intern for 13 weeks from May 13 — August 9. Advice from Bridgette: If you think a company at a career fair will just tell you “apply online,” do that in advance of going to the booth! Saying “I already have, what can I do next?” keeps you in the conversation rather than just walking away from a company you really like. Fun Fact: I won backstage passes to a Jonas Brothers concert in 2008 by rapping with my sister in a YouTube video. @foreverbee13 Congrats Bridgette & Good Luck!

Janani Subramanian (Subramanian.153) is a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity from Engineering Career Services / Handshake. She will be working at Goodyear in Akron, OH as a Global Technology Intern at Goodyear (5/3/19–8/1/19). Advice from Janani: It’s never too early to start looking! The earlier you start researching companies and applying online, the higher your chances of finding an internship that’s right for you. This will for sure take some stress off of career fair week as well! Personally, I found keeping an excel document with information about companies, applications, and offers helpful. Fun Fact: When eating cereal, I pour my milk first 😈 @jananiscool Congrats Janani & Best of Luck!

Harper Calhoun (Calhoun.210) is a 3rd year Biomedical Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through the SWE Career Fair! She will be working at MSA Safety in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as a Mechanical Engineering Co-op for 12 weeks from May 13-August 13. Advice from Harper: Don’t be afraid to reach out to companies and even if you don’t qualify, still apply! Fun Fact: I’m a master scuba diver

Congrats Harper & Best of Luck!

Lauren Klenk (Klenk.26) is a 2nd year Aeronatuical or Astronautical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the SWE Career Fair. She will be working at Dynetics in Huntsville, Alabama as a Propulsion Engineer Trainee. Her Internship will run from May-August. Advice from Lauren: You might only be one connection away from the job you’ve always wanted, keeping talking to people!Fun Fact: I love to play music and have had the opportunity to play in the Rose Bowl Parade! @this.be.lauren

Congrats Lauren & Good Luck!

Victoria Black (Black.819) is a 3rd year Materials Science and Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity at the Societal Conference Career Fair. She will be working at Celanese in Florence, KY as a Materials Science Intern from 5/13/19–8/15/10. Advice from Vic: Be honest and genuine about your interests, when you’re passionate about something it really shows through to the recruiter! Fun Fact: I have studied abroad in Bolivia and Spain for my Spanish minor! @vicky_b_black

Congrats & Best of Luck Vic!

Megan Hart (Hart.744) is a 2nd year Mechanical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity from Engineering Career Services / Handshake. She will be interning at GE Aviation in Boston, MA as a Engineering Services Intern for 12 weeks from 5/7–7/2. Advice from Megan: Don’t let rejection discourage you! I remember going to companies as a freshmen and being turned down again and again. Keep putting yourself out there, even if you don’t get that internship you wanted you will grow and learn new professional networking skills out of that experience! Fun Fact: I’ve visited 40 U.S. states, my goal is to see all 50! @megankhart

Congrats Megan & Good Luck!

Thushara Thomas (Thomas.3303) is a 4th year Food, Agricultural, and Biological Engineering major. She found this opportunity by talking to a professor. She will be working at 3Bar Biologics in Columbus, OH as an R&D Intern for12 weeks from May 13th — August 2nd. Advice from Thushara: Don’t be afraid to look at startups and small business! You get to see so much more of the company, including the business side, and be an integral part of the team. You also get a lot more face time with higher ups like CEOs and Principal Scientists. Fun Fact: I lived in Sweden for a summer when I was 15! @Thushiee

Congrats Thushara & Best of Luck!

Protiva Rahman (Rahman.92) is a Graduate Student in Computer Science and Engineering. She learned about this opportunity from a Professional Conference. She will be working at the National Center for Biotechnology Information, NLM, NIH in Bethesda, MD as a Research Intern for 14 weeks from May 6th-August 9th, 2019. Advice from Protiva: Networking is key — don’t be afraid to go up to strangers and introduce yourself. Don’t worry about standing out, it can be as simple as saying what your major is or what got you interested in it. Showing up gets you 80% of the way! Fun Fact: I love earrings and scarves and dramatic movies with people wearing earrings and scarves! @queentiva

Congrats Protiva & Good Luck!

Manjot Kalkat (Kalkat.2) is a 3rd year Mechanical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the SWE Career Fair. She will be working for LBrands in New Albany, OH as a Home & Fragrance R&D Lab Intern from May 20th — Aug 12th. Advice from Manjot: Be open-minded to talking to companies you may not think you could see yourself working for at the career fair. You never know when you might spark a good conversation with someone! Fun Fact: I will be going to Disney World for the first time in May, and celebrating my 21st birthday there!@manjot___ Congrats & Best of Luck!

Karley Zimmerman (Zimmerman.615) is a 4th year Industrial and Systems Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through Engineering Career Services / Handshake. She will be working at Parker Hannifin in Marysville, Ohio as a Manufacturing Engineering Intern for 10 weeks from May 20 — Aug 16. Advice from Karley: Do your research! It’s important in interviews that the company knows you’re invested. Scour their website and generate questions for them based on their company values and current project. Make sure you love what you do, ask questions, and stay true to yourself and your values! Fun Fact: I was in Navy ROTC for my first 3 years of college, I have 14 years of professional Ballerina training, and I box with The Boxing Club at OSU! @karleyzimmerman Congrats & Good Luck Karley!

Sharanya Vojjala (Vojjala.1) is a 2nd year Computer Science and Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity from SWE Professional Development — Information Session. She will be working at JP Morgan Chase & Co. in Columbus,Ohio as an Intern a part of the Software Engineering Program from June 3rd — August 9th. Advice from Sharanya: Make sure to do you research on the company and be yourself during the interviews. If you are passionate and know your material the recruiter will definitely see that!Fun fact: is that I’ve moved 12 times! @_sharanyav_

Congrats & Best of Luck!

Morgan Smith (Smith.11131) is a 3rd Chemical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through the Engineering Expo. She will be working at PepsiCo Frito-Lay in Wooster, OH as a Supply Chain Intern for 10 weeks from June 3rd, 2019 — August 9th, 2019. Advice from Morgan: Step outside your comfort zone! Just because an internship or co-op is somewhere you’ve never been or isn’t close to anyone you know doesn’t mean you won’t be successful. These opportunities come once in a lifetime and can be life-changing experiences that help you grow personally and professionally. Fun Fact: I will be completing my second triathlon this summer! @onemorgansmith

Congrats & Best of Luck Morgan!

Allison Whitney is a 3rd year Materials Science and Engineering major! She learned about this opportunity through Engineering Career Services / Handshake. She will be working at GE Aviation in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Materials engineering intern for 10 weeks from May 23rd to August 1st. Advice from Allison: Apply to a lot of places and don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! You’ve worked really hard in your engineering curriculum and any company would be lucky to have you! Fun Fact: I lived and worked in Warsaw, Poland for 3 months last summer!@awhit97 Congrats Allison & Best of Luck!

Hannah May (May.593) is a 3rd year Electrical and Computer Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through Hack Ohi/o. She will be working at Honda R&D in Marysville, OH as a Cybersecurity Intern from May 20 — August 9. Advice from Hannah: Look in unexpected places and always introduce yourself to company reps! Fun Fact: I play the cello! @hmay_24

Congrats Hannah & Good Luck!

Caroline Karczewski (Karczewski.92) is a 2nd year Biomedical Engineering major. She learned about this opportunity through a friend who interned at the company before. She will be working at MICRO in Somerville, NJ as a New Product Development Intern from June 3rd— August 9. Advice from Caroline: Utilize career fairs, company information sessions, and connections you have at the company. Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there! Fun Fact: I have dual citizenship (USA & Poland)!

Congrats & Good Luck Caroline!