Former Environmental Engineering Intern at Wright-Pierce
almost 3 years ago
I interviewed with Wright-Pierce for the Environmental Engineering position as a junior at WPI. I had already completed my IQP, and I knew this was something I wanted to highlight in my interview. As a Civil Engineering Major, I hadn't completed many courses in environmental engineering (i.e. wastewater/soils), so I wanted to highlight my other experience to show that I could work on versatile projects. I highlighted IQP, my ability to work in teams (and WPI's focus on collaboration/team-learning), my technical skills with AutoCAD/Revit, and my leadership positions. I think overall, when companies look for interns, it is not so much necessary to have taken every class relevant to the positions. Companies know that you've had a limited time to take these classes, and they want to give you the opportunity to have hands on learning in a field you might not have as much experience is! If you don't have much experience in water/wastewater, don't worry too much. Focus on your project work, soft skills (that show how you can be a good employee/an asset to the company), your leadership opportunities, and any other technical skills you may have.