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DEKA Research and Development

Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

I loved the other interns I worked with as well as the sheer amount of hands on experience. The engineers at the company were very knowledgeable. I really got to development my design, prototype, and build skills. Assembling my own circuits, coding my own GUI, and running my test rig was a lot of fun!

What I wish was different

There could be some slow days where there wasn't much work to be done (ie. waiting for parts to be machined) that I wish I could work from home since all I'm doing on those days is online research.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help! I worked primarily with 3 different engineers on the project who all had their own specialities. Also, don't be afraid to pick up a new skill. Never designed a circuit with sensors? Give it a go! Never coded using serial communication? Learn it now! There's never a better time to pick up new and useful skills
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Engineering Test Technician Intern

May - August 2021 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

DEKA had a great working environment, everyone was extremely friendly and encouraging and always willing and eager to help.

What I wish was different

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Cloud Computing Intern

June - August 2021 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

I definitely learned a lot about cloud computing and the intern experience was great. My team was very close and I got to learn about all the projects.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a role closer to my experience, as I didn't know too much about cloud before. I wish I had also made more friends with fellow interns.

Advice

Make friends with your team and with other interns!
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Systems engineer

January - September 2020 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

Everyone working at DEKA was a passionate person beyond all the awesome projects beying worked on there.

What I wish was different

No covid.

Advice

Always put yourself out there for unique opportunities—this co-op turned out a lot better than i initially thought it could.
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Test Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

Independent project work and social opportunities

What I wish was different

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CFD Intern

May - August 2018 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

I was treated like a real employee and did real engineering tasks. DEKA is a very cool company in a great location with awesome people.

What I wish was different

I was the only CFD intern, so I didn't get to interact with other interns as much as I would like.

Advice

Ask questions and manage your time well.
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Battery Specialist Intern

May - August 2018 • Manchester, NH

What I liked

I enjoyed working on a variety of different projects, learning from experienced engineers, and being able to work on improving several different skill sets, from coding to data analysis to planning experiments.

What I wish was different

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