“First rule of engineering; beware prototypes. Along with, avoid anything made by an engineer who doesn’t have all his own fingers.”
—Simon R. Green
Being an Engineering student is very difficult as we, as an Engineering student have to face many difficulties in life to achieve great success in our respective fields. Even we can also say that when an Engineer poses to focus on his goals and his works, nothing can stop him.
Internships play a major role in an Engineer’s life. These experiences are very much helpful in our upcoming future. It helps us face interviews without hesitations, improves our social connections, improves our team working skills and many more things. When companies start hiring Engineering student for jobs, they test them in various ways.
Employers believe that engineering students with internship experience, when compared with those who did not, have better skills and ability to work hands-on on live projects. They also have better understanding of work in industry and hence can take effective career decisions.
Firstly, I would like to tell you that in which fields, you can apply for an Internship as an EEE student.
Hands-on training programs
Attending hands-on training programs are the traditional way to learn new technologies and develop skill sets. You can undergo summer training programs or winter training programs that are offered by reputed institutions to spend your vacations in a fruitful manner.
You can improve your skill sets by building projects with teams in companies which tends to work on some great projects and this way you can improve your team working skills, you can even learn many things from the project you will be making as a part of team.
As an EEE student needs to be working on many things which will include working with programming languages like MATLAB, JAVA, C/C++ etc. This field is also a good field to work on. You can also work on Machine Learning.
Internet of Things(IoT)
If technology is your thing, then this internship is actually for you. Internet of Things is the way to connect the reality world with the virtual world. In these type of Internship, you will be required to do the following tasks:
- To work on project development using Micro-controller
- Work on IoT development
Systems and Data Security
In these type of Internship, you will be required to do the following tasks:
- Engage in the end to end security testing of all the products developed at the organisation
- Engage in penetration testing testing on all the APIs and end-user products
- Create security review processes in the team
This type of Internship will include tasks such as follows:
- Programming AVR micro controller
- Designing PCB
- Work on circuit architecture
Analog Layout Engineering
This type of Internship will include tasks such as follows
- Design custom layout in high-frequency such as LNAs, Mixers, VCOs, DAC, ADC, PLL, etc
- Implement the understanding of IC fabrication and reliability issues
- Work with Cadence-Virtuoso, PVS, ASSURA and Calibre tools
Reading These, you must have understood that it is a very hardship to even get an internship.But in all these hardships too, one must remember, “No Pain, No Gain“.
Now before joining an Internship, let us talk about something important.
Skills Required for Internships
When you are the perfectionist, no one can stop you from achieving greater heights. But every perfectionist was a learner first, so to get all these internships, we are required to learn somethings like those listed as follows:
More than million engineers and scientists use MATLAB. It is a powerful language for technical computing.
It is system design software that provides engineers, scientists with the tools needed to create, deploy measurement and control systems through unprecedented hard ware integration.
It is created for electrical control systems. This tool includes all the functionality of Auto- CAD plus a complete set of electrical CAD features.
It is software developed for analyzing and designing Analog, Digital Electronic, Electrical circuits and Power Electronic systems.
Mi-power is a highly interactive and user-friendly power system analysis package.
Industries like Automotive, Aerospace, Defense, commercial and many others rely on DSPACE systems to develop and test electronic control units.
EMTp-RV (Electro Magnetic Tran-Silent Program)
It is for simulation and analysis of power system transients.
Learning these skills will help you a lot in your Engineering life.
Now, as an Intern, we are required to develop many traits.
Traits that needs to be developed during Internship
Eagerness to learn
If you are a person who likes to ask lots of questions, observe and take notes, then internships are a great place for you to develop it as a trait. No matter what kind of people you meet during your internship, you will have something to learn from them. Asking for help, however vulnerable it may feel at that time, helps you to gain a new perspective and add value to the process on what you have assigned willingness to learn is one of the traits you should develop at your internship that will come long way in your career.
Taking more responsibilities
You might have seen a lot of people who operate only within their job descriptions. But that is rather a wrong approach which you should not develop. When you are at internships always go an extra mile to step outside your responsibility and assist others who need an extra hand. You can hang around for some extra time and do things that will streamline a process and increase the efficiency. If practiced right, this trait will follow when you go for your first job which will make you an asset for that company.
You might have come across people who need everything in place to start a task or begin a project. But rather than waiting for everything, you can do all the research to get all the materials and then begin the process. This makes you more resourceful and will create a very good impression about you in the workplace. When you are at your internship go the extra mile and be more resourceful to your seniors/ colleagues. Developing this trait is tough but once you do your mindset will change accordingly.
Building relationships with others
Companies crave for people who are hungry to learn more and willing to take additional responsibilities. But in order to do multiple roles, you need to build a relationship with members who are working in other teams. Generally people will be more conservative and will concentrate on their job roles only. This will help you to know how the business operates as a whole. This character will fetch you lot of positives when you go your first job.
I hope that this article will help you a lot in your career. If you like this article then please share it. You can ask your queries in comment section. If you want to spend your vacations, I suggest you to join Eckovation’s summer and winter training programs. If you want to join, click here.
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