Did you know that Thursday, July 28 is National Intern Day?
Created by WayUp in 2017, it aims to recognize and celebrate the future leaders of the world: our interns!
We would like to celebrate our interns across the globe for their dedication, enthusiasm and hard work.
At Westinghouse, we recognize the value, perspective and support that our interns bring to our global organization, and we enjoy the opportunity to be a part of their journey.
We have spotlighted several interns below as they reflect on their experience participating in our Global Internship Program this summer.
Meet Emily Kaib, who is a rising second-year law student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. Emily is based in Pennsylvania, and has a bachelor’s degree from Vanderbilt University in Public Policy, and her hobbies include running (marathon-finisher), homemade pizza-making and disability advocacy.
Here’s what Emily has to say about her internship:
"The amount of substantive work I have been able to do throughout the internship program is truly unique. I now have a clearer focus on my career goals and I have mentors in the field that I know will help me for years to come."
Cassie Mueller is a rising senior at West Virginia University. She is studying Finance with a minor in Data Analytics. She’s a mobile intern and works both remote and from our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, and traveling.
Cassie shares that…
“Working as an intern with Westinghouse Electric Company has allowed me to grow in my professional development in more ways than I could have ever imagined. Through this opportunity, I have had the chance to work with many individuals who saw my potential and encouraged me to make the most of this experience. By taking on different projects that pushed me out of my comfort zone, I have learned the real-life business impacts data-driven decisions have within a company. I will be forever grateful that I was given this opportunity as I start my career!”
Meet Tomas Mayer-Costa, a rising junior at the University of Pittsburgh studying Mechanical Engineering with a certificate in Nuclear Engineering. Tomas is based at our Waltz Mill site in Madison, Pennsylvania. His hobbies include cycling, cooking, reading and running.
Tomas shares that…
“Working as part of the testing team for the eVinciTM Micro-Reactor at Waltz Mill has been an absolute privilege. The people that I have met helped me learn so much in the world of engineering and I cannot thank them enough for all of their support and guidance that they have provided me.”
Jenna McGreevy is a rising second-year law student (2L) at Duquesne University School of Law. She completed her undergraduate studies in social work and political science. Jenna works remotely in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Her hobbies include running, baking, and reading non-fiction.
“My summer as a #WECIntern has been engaging and informative. I’ve had the opportunity to work on a variety of Westinghouse Electric Company projects ranging from traditional legal research to project management. My supervising colleagues and fellow legal interns have been a highlight of this experience, as they’re always a source of opportunities and support.”
Meet Emily Hunt, a rising senior at Loyola University Maryland who’s studying Mechanical Engineering and Materials Engineering. Emily works from our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, and her hobbies are reading, watching movies and biking.
“Westinghouse has provided me with so many incredible opportunities this summer, creating an immersive, hands-on experience. Westinghouse gave me the opportunity to apply my education while teaching me skills used in the industry. My coworkers helped me learn and grow by guiding me along my assignments this summer. I am so grateful for the experience Westinghouse has given me this summer!”
Mikolaj Brzezinski is a third-year bachelor’s degree student at Poznan University of Technology in Poland. He is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania for his summer internship, and his hobbies include traveling, military and urban exploration.
Here’s what Mikolaj has to say about his internship…
“During the internship organized by Westinghouse, I have learned how important it is to gain knowledge in the nuclear power industry. I had a lot of meetings with specialists who explained me many issues concerning the building, development and decommissioning of NPPs. Thanks to Westinghouse Electric Company, I discovered the career path I want to follow. Thank you guys!”
This is Mallory Anderson, a rising senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. She is studying pre-professional Biology and Chemistry, and her hobbies include biking, kayaking, reading historical fiction books, spending time with her cat, international travel (fun fact: she lived in Germany for four months last year!).
Here’s what Mallory has to share…
“About halfway through my degree, I got a research position with a professor in the engineering department at my school. I discovered that I really enjoyed the work I was doing, but it was entirely too late to change my major. So, I embraced that experience and told myself that I would get an internship in some facet of engineering to push this interest even further. During the application and interview process, Westinghouse saw something in me and offered me a position. This summer has been life changing. I have been able to dive deep into numerous engineering projects with the help of a supporting team. The nuclear industry fosters the “always ask questions” environment, and as someone who was relatively new to this type of work, was such a blessing. I have asked so many questions, and from it, have learned more than I could possibly imagine this summer, and I never felt bad for doing so. This internship sets me up quite nicely for a graduate degree in some facet of engineering. I am so thankful for Westinghouse taking a chance on me, and propelling me towards a future in engineering, and possibly one in the nuclear industry. All paths to being an engineer are not as linear as others, and I am a testament to that.”
Meet Julia Brzozowska, who is completing her last year of her bachelor’s degree in Power Engineering at Gdansk University of Technology in Poland. She is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Her hobbies are diving, photography, travels and energy technologies.
“As many of you know, I’m spending my summer in the US participating in Westinhouse Electric Company’s internship program for Polish students. It’s only been two weeks so far and I’ve already learned so much about the nuclear industry! Can’t wait for the next weeks!”
Wojciech Dyduch is completing his last year of studies for his bachelor’s degree in Physics at the University of Warsaw and master’s degree in Power Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland. He joins us this summer at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. His hobbies include travelling, basketball, movies, geography and photography.
“I have been in Westinghouse for two weeks, and I have already gained a lot of knowledge from the people I met in the office. I am looking forward to broadening my horizons even further by exploring the world of nuclear industry with Westinghouse!”
Meet Artur Szymczak, who is in his final year of his masters degree in Power Engineering at Warsaw University of Technology in Poland and working on his thesis. He has a Bachelor of Science in Power Engineering, specialized in Power-generating Systems and Machinery. He is based in Rock Hill, South Carolina for the summer. His hobbies include team sports, gym and backpacking.
Here’s what Artur has to share…
“I came to the United States in order to learn as much as possible from the industry-recognized professionals in the field of Nuclear Power Engineering. Hopefully, in the future, I will be able to take part in the redesigned Energy System of Poland, my home country.”
Jakub Zychowicz is a fifth-year masters student at AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. His degree is in Computer Modelling in Power Engineering. His hobbies include tennis, chess and serials. Jakub is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania for the summer.
Here’s what Jakub has to share…
“’Per aspera ad astra‘…through difficulties to the stars. It is close to me since high school, which makes me remember that hard work and sometimes bad moments are a way to be successful in life.”
This is Alyssa Nguyen, a rising senior at Penn State University studying a bachelors in Energy Business and Finance, and Economics, as well as a minor in Sustainability. Alyssa is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Her hobbies are hiking, travelling and painting.
“Over the past few months, I have had the pleasure of participating in the Westinghouse intern program at the Cranberry Woods Headquarters. Since the start of my internship at Westinghouse Electric Company, I have grown extensively applying my academic knowledge to a professional corporate environment. I am so grateful to continue my professional career with the support of my mentors and Westinghouse team!”
Meet Kayla Januck, a rising junior studying a major in Marketing management with minors in German and International business at Virginia Tech. She is based in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. Kayla’s hobbies are traveling, going to new coffee shops and restaurants, shopping and spending time with family and friends.
Kayla shares this quote with us…
“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” - Amelia Earhart
Kinga Malec is a recent graduate from the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow, Poland. She received a masters degree in Chemical engineering. Kinga is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania for the summer. Her hobbies include the basics of mixology.
Here’s what Kinga has to say about her internship experience so far…
“The internship in my interdisciplinary department allows me to deepen my knowledge not only in engineering or documentation but also in interpersonal relations. I couldn’t think of better way to spend this summer!”
Anna Cwiklowska is a first-year Power Engineering masters student at Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland. She is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania for the summer. Her hobbies include science fiction and fantasy books and learning foreign languages (currently German).
“Thanks to my internship at Westinghouse, I have a chance to change the face of the Polish energy industry. Kind of a big deal, don’t you agree?”
This is Wiktoria Reddig, a third-year bachelors degree student at Poznan University of Technology in Poland. She is based at our headquarters in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania for her summer internship, and her hobbies include electronics and ukulele.
“As a STEM major, I decided to get into Nuclear Industry as my way of dealing with climate change. My physics background helped me jump straight into interesting projects at Westinghouse.”
Meet Caroline Morgan, a rising senior studying Chemical engineering at Purdue University. She is based in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Her hobbies include hanging out with friends, reading and working out.
Caroline shares that…
“This summer, I am working as a Process Safety Intern. I have gained hands-on experience by running chemical tests in our office’s flammability lab and shadowing senior engineers. I am very grateful to have had the opportunity to grow both personally and professionally at Westinghouse.”
Thank you to all our interns, and we wish you the best in all of your endeavors!