Internship Story 2018 - Katy Teske

Background: Majoring in Environmental Engineering at the University of Michigan with a minor in International Studies.

Plans after internship: Finish my undergrad degree at the University of Michigan and then continue on for my masters.

My internship with inodú was my first professional internship, and it turned out to be an extremely valuable experience way beyond what I had hoped for. I arrived with no knowledge about power systems, let alone Chile’s. However, working with the incredibly supportive team that makes up inodú, I learned quickly. Over the course of my internship, I analyzed data of the Chilean Power System, worked on projects associated to the integration of renewables in Chile and the patterns of power consumption, witnessed what it takes to grow a successful startup, and collaborated with team members from a variety of different academic and professional backgrounds.

The hands-on work and projects that I was fortunate enough to be involved in have given me invaluable experience that will benefit me greatly in my career, and for that I am extremely grateful. My internship with inodú has left me with a new set of skills and the confidence that I am able to adapt to any challenges I may face as I continue on my career path.

I feel more secure than ever in my decision to pursue a career in engineering, and I am excited to finish up my degree at the University of Michigan. Additionally, my internship with inodú gave me the amazing opportunity to spend over three months in Chile, where I improved my Spanish and developed connections with incredible people. Although Santiago was my home for such a short time, I fell in love with the city, the people, and the culture. Hopefully one day I will return to further explore the wonders of Chile.

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