Summer Intern Alliah Halcomb
Transitioning from upper education to the work force is not as seamless as displayed in the media, but the beauty of interning is that it allows for an introduction to one’s field of choice. In May, I completed my third year of college and embarked on the trip to Colorado Springs for my first internship. Prior to starting the internship, I was particularly excited to develop my drafting skills, but was apprehensive to the idea of working in the electrical field. I come from an architectural design background, so I felt unprepared to join an electrical-focused team. My first day, I was pleasantly surprised to meet my team, and immediately learned that one’s work environment defines your experience at a Company.
Having a responsive and helpful community allowed for me to feel comfortable enough to ask all questions, whether they had to do with computer automated design or overall company policy.
Unlike other internships, when I arrived for my first work week I was slotted to work on multiple projects at my pace. These initial projects helped advance my drafting skills, and pick up on the nuances of the Company. The initial projects solidified my purpose at Farnsworth Group and changed my perception of an intern’s duties. Although the first projects were relatively simple, I learned to ask questions and be open to constructive criticism. Having a responsive and helpful community allowed for me to feel comfortable enough to ask all questions, whether they had to do with computer automated design or overall company policy.
As I am now closing in on my last week of the internship, it is nice to reflect on the community that welcomed me in. I learned so much, not only because of the hours spent working with perplexing software, but also because of the insight that each fellow employee had into the business. Whenever I had a question, whether at the desk or out in the field, someone was always available to help. By the end of the internship, I noticed that I was progressing because my questions became not so black and white, rather technical questions with convoluted answers. My experience at Farnsworth Group allowed for me to become fully immersed in a kind Company aimed at bettering the world community.