Well I’m just going to jump into what I myself have just jumped into. It is halfway through the first week of my internship with Lockheed Martin in West Palm Beach, Florida. Specifically I am working for their Maritime Systems and Sensors branch which has a website at http://lockheedmartin.com/ms2/.
I started at Embry-Riddle in the spring of 2007 as a Space Physics Major. This past semester I also added on Engineering Physics because I cannot decide between two majors I like so much. With a lot of help from some excellent teachers and awesome friends I have been doing very well. This has afforded me this wonderful internship opportunity for the company I intend to work for when I graduate.
I arrived in West Palm Beach last Thursday to check around town and find out what was going on. A relocation company was paying for up to seven days of a hotel stay with everything included so I had no worries about finding a place and getting settled. Two of the other interns starting at the same time were discussing with me about being roommates but made no solid plans yet. After a relaxing long weekend on the beach I began to prepare for my first day on Monday.
There were six interns starting for the summer that day and we all met in the security and visitors building outside the main building complex. The human resources representative, Paula met us and we were brought into the secured building complex. What followed was a long but very interesting morning which introduced us to many of the projects being worked on here as well as how things were run in general. We also got to meet several of the project and site managers, received our employee badges, and had a tour of the vehicle testing facilities.
As the morning ended, each of our individual managers we would be working directly under came into the conference room we were at to take us to lunch, and then to the actual building and floor we would be spending most of our time at.
For the rest of Monday and Tuesday I met my new co-workers, had my computer set up, and became introduced to the many projects I might be working on. I also found an awesome roommate with a house who is a project manager here at Lockheed as well. What better way to meet more people at the company I want to work for than that! Their house is also by the beach, which does not hurt at all.
Well I will post again next week with a lot more details about what exactly I am doing because hopefully I will know by then too!