How was the second internship here different from your first?
The second internship was a much different experience than first time around. I had the advantage of knowing people and there wasn’t as much training as the first time.
I traveled to INFICON EDC, in Kansas, and did foundation work for their high-volume crystal manufacturing. I really enjoyed seeing the differences between the manufacturing in Kansas vs. Syracuse. I made my first value stream map at INFICON EDC, which allowed me to look at processes from a high level to uncover waste and implement continuous improvement efforts.
What happened after your internship ended?
In October 2022, I returned to INFICON part-time and worked remote on a special project, while I attended school to finish my degree. It was cool to come back in October and see everything I had been involved with come to life. This time I worked on documentation to support our Lean Continuous Improvement journey. I was excited to learn that my manager would be presenting my work at the global operations meeting later that year.
What do you do in your spare time?
I love to read and go camping. I enjoy playing with my dogs (I really want to adopt another one!). I also like to travel and I’m a big Disney fan!