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Design, Technology, Strategy


Experience Information

Employer: Twisthink
Job Title: Electrical Engineer Intern
Major: Engineering - Electrical
Received Credit?: Yes
Paid?: Yes

Description of the Organization

Twisthink is an Electrical Engineering design company that specializes in wireless applications. Twisthink has designed and developed in many market categories including consumer electronics, automotive, industrial/commercial, and residential. The science of design, the art of technology.

Description of the Tasks/Projects Completed

My main task during this internship was to design a bed of nails tester for one of our circuit board designs. The purpose of the tester is to verify that all the components were properly placed and that the board is fully operational after coming off the production line. Software had to be written specifically for this tester using C programming language.

Skills/Knowledge Gained Through The Experience

I expanded upon my circuit analysis and programming skills during this internship. Throughout the semester I was also involved in dealing with our circuit board manufacturer and learned valuable business communication skills.

Favorite Part of the Experience

I was sent on a few business trips to the Detroit area to install the tester at the circuit board manufacturer and was able to see the manufacturing process.

How the Experience Influenced Future Career Goals

Working in a design related company has made me want to stay in an engineering design field. Seeing an idea transform to a prototype and then to a product that people will use everyday is an awesome experience. There are no boundaries to what can be accomplished.

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