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Re: Internships for summer?

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I agree with all the other engineers.  As a graduating Cal Poly ARCE
(Architectural Engineer) student, I feel that getting some engineering
experience before graduation is very important.  I had worked with a
structural engineer for a couple of years, and i am currently working with an
architect doing structural calculations.  I feel that my work experience has
made me comfortable with design and also very familiar with the building
codes.  There are a lot of students that I am graduating with that have not
even been inside a engineering office, although they are straight A student,
they don't know one thing about putting a detail together or how to draw and
read a framing plan, but when you ask them to prove a strucutural theory they
can fill up a board with equations.

I think it is important for students to spend their summers working for an
engineers office, even just running errands or answering phone calls.

My two cents worth
Cal Poly, SLO