The featured student this week is Isaiah Cash, a computer engineering major from Corryton, Tennessee, who worked as a co-op student at Motorola Solutions in Franklin, Tennessee.
Cash worked in the public safety communications department. Their land mobile radios are the basis for police, medical, and emergency services across the country. He was expected to coverage test areas with new radio systems.
Most of his time during the work term was spent with the customer or other Motorola engineers. Although driving around in a car testing radio strength is monotonous, he was incorporated with senior engineers to understand the system and network required for their radio systems. His training mostly involved being with other engineers in the field. There were few upfront guidelines or staged training, so he was able to take time learning from the other engineers or on his own.
Cash gained a few technical skills while on the job which included networking and the RF systems. A big challenge to him since the company is very spread out over the southeast, he had to learn how to travel at moment’s notice. It was important to plan travel and keep up with work responsibilities outside of the office.