Ethan Thai, ’21, Electrical Engineering

Certificate(s): Technology and Society

My internship provided an opportunity to connect the electrical engineering topics of circuitry, devices and energy storage to the environment of a company. I worked on a project concerning battery management and other energy-storage systems. I learned and practiced financial modeling for the business, and I learned how to apply technical research in a business setting. Furthermore, I got the chance to work closely with mechanical engineers to see the different components of a single project. Being in a small team, the contributions I made to the financial analysis felt meaningful and clear in their importance to the company. Getting insight into how engineers work in the world of industry, especially in a small-business setting, made me want to pursue more courses at the intersection of business and engineering, and work in industry in the future.