18 Jul Engineering Intern – Shabaaz Tariq
Role: Engineering Intern
Type: Placement (12 months)
Company/organisation: General Electric Power Switzerland
Course studied: Mechanical Engineering
Year of graduation: 2017
About my experience…
Working abroad for an enormous company like GE can be daunting, but it was an amazing experience and I believe it will make my future career prospects more defined.
“GE Power provides a broad array of power generation, energy delivery, and water process technologies to solve your challenges locally. We work in several areas of the energy industry, including renewable resources such as wind and solar, biogas and alternative fuels, and coal, oil, natural gas, and nuclear energy. We also develop advanced technologies to help solve some of the world’s most complex challenges related to water availability and quality. Headquartered in Schenectady, New York, GE Power is GE’s largest industrial business, with more than $27 billion in revenue in 2014 and approximately 38,000 employees serving customers in more than 125 countries.” – GE Power
Why I loved working here…
Travelling. Snow sports. Meeting new people. This placement allowed me to travel across Europe, Asia and North America, while earning money and acquiring valuable experience from a blue chip company.
My best experience/greatest achievement…
My best experience would be learning to ski. My greatest achievement would be co-authoring technical reports with my line manager.
What I learned…
High value project management. Failure and fracture mechanics. Additive manufacturing methods. Material science and physical metallurgy.