Our student this week is nuclear engineering major Andrew Adams, who accepted a co-op at Southern Company located in Waynesboro, Georgia. Adams describes the department he worked in and what his main responsibilities were.
“I worked in the Programs department,” he said. “Programs are processes that help the plant run and function properly during operation. This semester, my main project was helping to develop the program that controlled and calibrated the measuring and test equipment that will be used to perform measurements and tests on plant equipment.”
A challenge that Adams had to overcome on this assignment was in making contact with people to establish a connection for working on assignments
“I’ve never been one for putting myself out there and meeting new people,” he said. “But this semester has given me the confidence to take initiative and establish work connections with those whom I can have a mutual benefit.”
The most valuable benefit Adams received during his co-op assignment was learning more about the industry and his degree.
“This has helped give me more of an idea of what kind of work I like and what I want to do when I graduate,” Adams said.