The Experience of Being an Intern at Siemens

Engineering’s future is in the classroom today.

Some of the smartest minds stretch beyond the classroom through internship and coop programs.

Listen to our second podcast to hear bright minds in engineering education share insights and best practices to empower the next generation of digital talent.

The University of Cincinnati is one of the only colleges in the United States that has co-op programs to give students the possibility of graduating with two and a half years of work experience. Siemens collaborates with UC, offering students co-ops and internships.

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Hannah Straub talks to Greg Barker and Chase Ashby – third-year Computers Science students at the UC and Siemens interns – about their experience in software development at Siemens. Learn how these future engineers leverage real-world experience at Siemens to improve their education experience and opportunities after graduation.

Summary

As a student, you want to get as much knowledge as you can, before actually going into the workforce, but not many Universities offer you this chance.


The University of Cincinnati is one of the only colleges in the United States that has co-op programs and gives the students the possibility of graduating with two and a half years of work experience. Through the Academic Partnership Program, Siemens is collaborating with UC, offering students summer internships, thus giving them the chance to apply the information they learn in school.


Greg Barker and Chase Ashby are third-year Computers Science students at the University of Cincinnati and they are benefitting the co-op program inside Siemens, doing software development. They will share with us, today, what it’s like to have this opportunity and what are the benefits they see, as interns.


So, listen to Episode 02 of Innovation In The Classroom, to learn directly from the source about the experience of actually working in your field, before graduating college.


Questions I ask:

  • Why did you guys decide to pursue a degree in engineering? When did you know you wanted to be an engineer? (01:44)
  • How did you guys choose that you wanted to do it at the UC? (03:04)
  • Did you have any previous experience with Siemens Software, before the internship? (08:42)
  • Do you think that it would be beneficial for people to be using the software early on in classrooms? (11:14)
  • How do you think it’s the biggest way that you apply what you learn at school, in the workplace today? (11:51)

In this episode, you will learn:

  • What a day in the life of being an intern looks like. (05:07)
  • How Siemens treats its interns. (06:24)
  • The benefits of Siemens partnering with schools like UC. (13:20)
  • About Teamcenter software. (16:24)
  • A piece of advice for students considering pursuing a career in the engineering field. (18:33)

Stay tuned for our next podcast, or subscribe to the series!

Innovation in the Classroom

Innovation in the Classroom

Innovation in the Classroom by Siemens explores best practices to empower the next generation of digital talent. In this podcast series, Dora Smith takes you through discussions with leading voices from the world of engineering education who are preparing future engineers in Academia 4.0 to shape the world of innovation.

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