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Blackstone Products

Industrial Design Intern

June - August 2020 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Working on actual products that are set to hit the shelves in the coming months was a unique way to learn the entire design process, including areas I’d never been exposed to before while in school. This way, I learned about the engineering side of design, by working with manufacturing constraints, reducing costs through design, and talking with engineers. I learned about the business side of design, like the importance of marketing your design, how business transactions work between organizations, and how to keep different price points in mind when designing. I learned about the interpersonal skills required to be a designer, through working with many other departments and learning how to resolve conflicts with higher levels of management. In addition to the engineering, business, and interpersonal knowledge, I also learned a great deal about design itself. From learning softwares on the job to taking part in design research and prototype testing, the internship was an incredible opportunity to advance my design skills as a whole.

What I wish was different

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Industrial Design Intern

June - August 2019 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Working with an accepting and supportive team was great. I had great mentorship and learned a lot from the talented designers there.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more of a deadline on the projects I worked on, with a bit more of support through the process.

Advice

Take initiative, and be a hard worker. The more you put in to the experience the more you will get out. Also, try to push yourself to learn a new skill. Make this a learning opportunity, not just a job experience.
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Warehouse Clerk

May - August 2019 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Decent money. The type of work was nice

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more work to do. It was painfully slow at times.

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Accountant

February 2018 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Got to learn lots of different parts of accounting because it is a smaller business.

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