Written by: William Robinson
It’s been a wild two weeks for me. I apologize for not updating earlier.
This past week, at GE Aviation, they took time out of everybody’s schedules to talk about health, and what everybody can do to stay healthy. Working at a big company means that these semi-related to work things are always appearing in your calendar, especially if you’re an intern. For example, last Wednesday I took half a day to take a tour of a GE facility where engine testing is performed. I have also taken two tours of manufacturing floors here at Evendale, helped unload an engine from a truck, and seen the inside of a FedEx facility.
I doubt GE is receiving any direct benefit from taking time out of our days to put together events such as these, but at the same time, it helps the employees gain knowledge and appreciate for company as a whole. Sometimes it’s hard to see the accomplishments of synergy at the micro level that is your cubicle, but these activities that I’ve been doing here and there have helped me zoom at my perspective of “what is done where I work”.
GE Aviation is also involved in many charities and community events. Personally, I haven’t been out running any marathons, but it’s comforting to know that the company I work for is participating in these sorts of events. On top of that, there are several co-op related activities. You can have lunch with other co-ops, meet different managers, go see a movie after work or play soccer during your lunch break.
On a side note:
If you are thinking about doing an internship on a non-summer quarter, there is a lot to be done regarding your arrangements with OSU. Although I reported my internship to Ohio State, it apparently was not enough. Make sure you contact the registrar’s office as well as Fisher to get your to-do lists. Otherwise, you’ll end up like me with a month’s worth of headaches on your hands.