I consider myself lucky when it comes to electrical engineering - ever since my middle school years, I knew I wanted to design circuits and provide electrical services. That motivation carried me all throughout high school as well, where I was a member of the Electronics & Engineering Technology shop at Blackstone Valley Vocational Technical High School. And by the time I had graduated Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2022 with my BSEE in hand, I was eager to fully start working.
My experiences with Hallam-ICS started as early as 2020. Despite the pandemic setting in, I still looked feverishly for an internship to bolster my industry growth. At the time, MEP engineering was a totally new concept to me, as I had only been exposed to fields like electronics product design and technician work. Still, the idea of designing electrical systems for a big variety of clients in fields such as life sciences and higher-education intrigued me, and of the dozen or so companies I applied to for my optional Summer 2020 Internship, Hallam got back to me the quickest and was by far the most receptive to my application.
Unfortunately, COVID put a hold on internships for that summer, but when the following Spring semester came around, Hallam was one of the first companies I reached out to. After one lovely phone interview with Jamie and Mark and some paperwork, I was officially a Hallamite. My workload was a nice mix of both electrical and mechanical design, and despite not knowing much about mechanical engineering, the folks in the Mansfield office helped me learn a lot about both disciplines while making me feel welcome and a part of the team. I enjoyed my first three months at Hallam, to say the least.
Of course I wanted to come back for my second internship. There was no question: I had to apply to Hallam again. Not only was I offered another internship, this time with a heavier focus on my bread-and-butter electrical engineering, but I was also directly mentored by highly-experienced and capable electrical engineers like Jake M. and Shawn. It was after this semester that I knew I wanted to work at an MEP firm, and Hallam-ICS was my number one choice.
I was also graciously offered a remote part-time position while I finished up my last two semesters of college, and in no time flat I jumped into full-time work as a bona fide electrical engineer. I have nothing but high hopes for my career and professional life going forward, and I intend to stay at Hallam-ICS for years to come as I advance my professional and technical skillsets.