Graduate students Feifei Xu, Ben McLaughlin, David Witman and Rui Gu held a workshop to assist undergraduate students in applying for and obtaining internships this summer. The graduate students discussed their individual experiences with applying for and obtaining internships at corporations and national laboratories. Many internships involve moving to another location, and students often receive housing assistance and a stipend.

The session was interactive, providing details on the application process, duration, leads and recommendations, relevant coursework, written proposals and preparation time. The undergraduates received sage timely advice about the hands-on work experience they can receive in a professional setting. “Instead of waiting to apply my third year, I would have applied my first year if I had known how much I would enjoy it,” said McLaughlin.

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