Quantcast
  1. Sign up now and join over 35,000 northwest gun owners. It's quick, easy, and 100% free!

3rd year OSU Chemical Engineering student looking for summer internship.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Texfisher33, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. Texfisher33

    Texfisher33 Tri-Cities, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    28
    Hello everyone,
    I'm a 3rd year student with senior standing at Oregon State University in the Chemical Engineering program. Eventually, I'd like to go into some sort of weapons development. For this reason I've been looking into several of the large defense companies to try to find an internship there. Unfortunately, I'm having difficulties finding one that is specifically looking for a chemical engineer. I'm posting this to see if anyone on this site might work somewhere that is looking to hire a college student in some sort of engineering or chemistry related field. It doesn't have to be strictly Chemical Engineering work, although that would be ideal. I've worked on a farm the last 6 years and as much as I enjoy that and can make more money doing so, decided it would be better to work someplace else for the experience if possible. If you know anyone who may be interested I'd really appreciate it if you could PM me that information. Thank you all.
     
  2. Swedish K

    Swedish K SW Washington Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    1,943
    Likes Received:
    1,231
    Chemical Engineering - you could develop a new gun cleaning solvent and try your hand at marketing that - the price of that stuff makes 25 yr single malt look cheap.
     
  3. chris61182

    chris61182 A little west of Portland Active Member

    Messages:
    310
    Likes Received:
    38
    It's to late for this year, but next look into MECOP if you're eligible.
     
  4. Gunner69

    Gunner69 Hillsboro Member

    Messages:
    304
    Likes Received:
    22
  5. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,052
    Likes Received:
    970
    +1 It's a good program. It's also a 6 month internship which is much better for the employer and intern. 3 month internships barely give someone enough time to figure out how things work at a decent sized company let alone get any work done.
     
  6. Texfisher33

    Texfisher33 Tri-Cities, WA Active Member

    Messages:
    291
    Likes Received:
    28
    I'm with you on MECOP, good program but wasn't one of the ones selected. I'm continuing to look at other options. Just thought i'd see if anyone on here worked for a company that could use someone. Maybe a smaller company that doesn't participate in the big MECOP type programs or advertise a position much.
     
  7. STNOSU

    STNOSU Corvallis Member

    Messages:
    250
    Likes Received:
    12
    Check out the career fair here at OSU in three weeks.
     
  8. bhasi

    bhasi Hillsboro Member

    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    2
    can you try Jobs at Intel

    I know Intel hires a ton of chemical engineers.