Pros: free coffee, clean office, awesome mentor program.
Cons: confined work space
While an intern at Westinghouse, I learned key concepts of business and life within an Engineering office that I had not experienced with any other job previously. It was my first real engineering experience so I kept my ears and eyes open to learn and observe while I could. Westinghouse cultivates a very professional environment and I felt that with each person I talked to, I could learn something from them about how to conduct myself within a professional setting. Company supervisors did well in communicated with employees and working with them on occasion. My supervisor gave me some jobs that I could handle easily and some jobs that I needed to learn to do. The hardest part of the job was initially getting used to daily office life as well as familiarizing myself with company systems and procedures. The most enjoyable part of the job was getting to work with computer software that actually let me accomplish real engineering work that helped progress the company along. Overall, I will say that it was a positive experience with everything that I learned and did, along with the friends and connections that I made there.