In a year when many students lost their internship opportunity, Daric, Becky and Ty were fortunate Weihe Engineers had a plan that worked. Pushing the start date back a couple weeks helped everyone prepare for a traditional in-person experience.
While waiting patiently at home, Interns were started on Weihe Engineer’s online training platform to get introduced and familiarize themselves with Autodesk Civil 3D, an engineering design tool they would leverage during the Summer. Meanwhile, Weihe Engineers was putting in place their Return-To-Office plan so mentors would be in place and ready for the arriving Interns. Having students coming in from Michigan, Missouri, and Indiana, we wanted to assure them and their parents that we’re taking everyone’s health and safety seriously.
As a result, our goal of having a traditional in-person internship was achieved. We believe an in-person experience offers the students so much more than a remote option. While a couple weeks shorter than a normal internship, the fact these students could work in a collaborative team environment and get a feel for the company culture better positions them for the next step in their career. And, that is what an internship is all about.
Part of the Internship experience at Weihe Engineers is our annual Intern Appreciation Day. This year we enjoyed a great lunch followed by a fun round of miniature golf on a beautiful Summer day. The post-round ice cream was also a favorite.
We wish these three all the best as they return to Purdue and Missouri S&T in late August for another academic year… hopefully one with a lot less impact from the pandemic compared to last year.