Jose Zamano | Aeromechanics Structures Engineering Intern
Business Unit: Boeing Research & Technology
Location: Tukwila, Wash.
University: California State University, Chico
Degree Program: B.S. Mechanical Engineering
What are you looking forward to during your virtual internship this summer?
I am looking forward to networking and meeting all my team members and co-workers. I will be using all available resources to create a good working connection as much as possible while virtual.
How is your internship experience different to your school online learning?
The internship feels like more of a teamwork effort towards a common goal/project. Instead of doing individual work to help myself, I am working with a team of co-workers on multiple activities in order to complete workflow tasks.
In five years, when you look back at this experience, what do you think will be your greatest learning as a Boeing intern?
I believe the greatest learning will be the ability to be part of a team in Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T), a group that supports all three major branches of Boeing: Commercial Airplanes, Defense Space & Security and Boeing Global Services. I am so glad I was chosen to be in BR&T because I love the research and development side of engineering.
How is the internship incorporating ‘fun’ into the experience with your team or other interns?
I love the fact that the program is very involved and connected with the interns. By hosting virtual events such as the Boeing Virtual Tours, that helped us get a taste of what the actual in-person experience would be like.
What about Boeing's mission and the work we do inspires you?
The fact that they push the aerospace industry forward to innovate and develop new technologies. Creating competition in the industry automatically helps it move forward.
How do you want to build the future?
I would like to build the future by bringing new ideas into the industry and collaborating with the team efforts in creating new technologies. Being part of Boeing is a big leap towards helping build the future since they are a leader in the aerospace industry.
What Boeing product/s or service/s do you work on?
I am part of the Boeing Research and Technology Aeromechanics Structures Engineering team. I have been able to collaborate in efforts towards supporting 737 MAX and have worked with team members completing and contributing to tasks such as Stress Analysis and non-linear Finite Element Method.
Describe one or two things you’ve learned as an intern, that you wouldn’t learn from your coursework.
Something that I have learned as an intern is how important it is to always ask for help whenever needed. I believe this is very important in a work environment. Whenever you are working on a project and you don’t know something, it is always better to ask a manager or supervisor for further explanation on a topic instead of trying to guess the solution yourself. Something that I’ve always lived by is that I might not know the solution to a problem, but I know how to find it.