Throughout the internship period, I gained a lot of valuable skillsets.
Name: Vaishanth Ramaraj
Major: Professional Master's of Robotics
Employer: Children's National Medical Center
Location: Hyattsville, MD
How did you find the internship/co-op? What was the interview process like? Professor Reza Monfaredi shared a message with his students during my 2nd semester for this role. I had to go through an in-person meeting and a virtual Zoom call before I got accepted for the internship.
What campus activities or courses do you think helped you, or would have helped you, with this internship? A lot of on-campus courses helped me out, such as ENPM662 - Path Planning for Robots and ENPM673 - Perception for Robotics, to name a few.
Was there a formal program for all interns at the company? Was peer support available throughout the internship? Yes, we had to attend the basic safety training session before we started working. I got help from my peers for my project since they had good mechanical backgrounds.
How have your career or academic goals changed as a result of this internship experience? Yes, for sure. I was able to work on an exciting project. Throughout the internship period, I gained a lot of valuable skillsets.