Internship Spotlight: Bryan Ryder

Bryan_RyderMajor: Aeronautical Engineering
Year: Junior

Where did you work this summer?
GE Aviation in Madisonville, Kentucky

What was your role?
Manufacturing Engineer

What were your duties?
– Upgraded processes to prepare for new engine production
– Communicated new processes to operators to improve productivity and product output
– Analyzed data to complete process capability and substantiation projects

What were your objectives/goals/desired outcomes for this internship?
To gain experience in a manufacturing position and to focus on design for manufacturability

Did you meet them?
I met my goals by learning as much as I could during my time at GE Aviation.

What part of your internship did you enjoy the most?
I enjoyed working on new aircraft engine programs and preparing processes for increased product volume.

How did you learn about the position?
Industrial Roundtable

What was the application process like?
I applied during fall semester and had an interview during fall semester.  I received my offer later that semester.

Any tips for landing an internship?
Be confident when talking to recruiters at a career fair and ask questions about the company.  Don’t be afraid to tell the recruiter exactly what you are looking for during an internship.



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