Kaylee Oyler | Cargo Systems Design Engineering Intern
Business Unit: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Location: Puget Sound, Washington
University: Montana State University
Degree Program: Mechanical Engineering
What Boeing product(s) or service(s) do you work on?
I work on a commodity known as cargo systems as a design engineer on the Boeing 747, 767 and 777 airplane models.
What's been the most rewarding project you've worked on as a Boeing intern?
I assisted in the testing and evaluation of Cargo parts located on a converted Boeing 747 known as the Dreamlifter. I was a witness for the test itself, then authored and produced the test report displaying Boeing compliance with federal regulations.
How will your internship experience at Boeing influence your future career?
This internship provided the freedom to explore the company and find the job that is the right fit for me. With thousands of positions and groups across Boeing, you are sure to find a place to become your home. Over half of the internship is comprised of facility tours, learning opportunities and networking events geared to expanding your company knowledge.
What have you learned as an intern that you wouldn’t learn from your coursework?
I never would have realized just how important finding an open, engaging and fun workspace would be as I began to make life-changing career choices. The people you work with, the location of the job site, and the work environment are all crucial factors to take in during an internship. I’m blown away by the positive and community-driven atmosphere within Boeing.
What's something you wish you knew before you started your internship?
Doing well and learning all you can from coursework may initially make you stand out on a resume, but there are other qualities the hiring teams are looking for that could be considered even more important. An open and engaging personality, paired with a strong, intelligent curiosity, are traits sought out in individuals. Communication skills, passion for aerospace and innovation and self-confidence are key factors that can typically be recognized in a single conversation.
What about Boeing's mission and the work we do inspires you?
Boeing’s initiative to “invest in teams and empower each other” is prevalent and prominent throughout the work culture. We all work toward the same common goals despite varying work assignments. Every person I’ve come in contact with at this company has been more than willing to educate, guide and help me to become the best person and engineer that I am.