Tips For Mechanical Engineering Interns to Complete Internship Successfully
Internships are One of the best ways to add that practical real-life experience .
What is in an internship?
An internship is a temporary work placement – sometimes a few months over a summer break, sometimes part-time work throughout your degree. It might be paid, usually at an hourly rate, or unpaid, in which case you should at least expect some expenses (such as food and travel to work) to be covered.
Many employers recruit their new graduates directly from their internship program, so it’s the best way to get your foot in the door. For these companies, it’s also a chance to see how you perform in the workplace, and get you up to speed before starting full-time with them.
Mechanical engineering interns do a lot of things at their internships! A few things most interns do is design a part, mechanism, or process using modeling software. Most interns would use Computer Aided Design (CAD) software to build 3d models to manufacture later. Common CAD packages include Solidworks, Pro – Engineer / Creo, CATIA, and Unigraphics NX.
In manufacturing, an intern could be tasked with designing parts for a process or testing the yields in the same vein as design and test engineers. Sometimes manufacturing could take a more business oriented approach, focusing on supply chain management or operations management.
Tips For Interns to Complete Internship Successfully
1.Meet your Other Intern and Coworkers :
You will hopefully develop a strong relationship with your supervisor, but it’s important to talk to as many people as you can within the company.
Establish good relationships with your coworkers. Be friendly, polite, helpful, and sensitive.
2.Decide Objectives and Your tasks:
Within the first week of starting the position, sit down with your supervisor to find out what their expectations are for your experience.
3.Do Your Research
Before Joining Company you should well known about company ,Companies current ongoing projects , manufacturing techniques they are using . These information will helpful for understanding company daily working process. Before Asking questions you should try to solve it by deep thinking and using internet searching. Youtube tutorials and videos will make it easy for some cases.
3.Stay Focus and active ,ask Doubt ,take Notes :
Be observant and ask questions about appropriate behavior at the work place
Every company has their own unique culture, policies, and procedures. Understanding these as soon as possible will help ensure you don’t overstep any boundaries or say the wrong thing. Understand the Life of cooperative world , how responsibility and authorities are delicate to each other.
4.Be professional-Learn Industrial Manners:
Always be on time, wear appropriate attire, and watch email etiquette! And don’t forget the standards for common courtesy: say thank you, follow up, and follow through. Be someone who people trust to get the job done.
5. Be flexible:
You Should be quick learner and active .Take initiative if new projects were assign you.
6. Be responsible:
Companies utilize internship and co-op experiences as a “test drive” for potential new hire, and approximately 50% of OSU Engineering students who intern/co-op accept positions with their co-op or intern employer upon graduation. Produce work that you are proud of. Show off your skills! Always have a good attitude; people are watching!
7. Stay in touch:
Meet regularly with your supervisor to ensure that both of your expectations are being met. This is a good way for you to get feedback on your performance and helps to keep you on track with current and future assignments
Sachin is a B-TECH graduate in Mechanical Engineering from a reputed Engineering college. Currently, he is working in the sheet metal industry as a designer. Additionally, he has interested in Product Design, Animation, and Project design. He also likes to write articles related to the mechanical engineering field and tries to motivate other mechanical engineering students by his innovative project ideas, design, models and videos.