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Eli Macon

Industrial engineering student Eli Macon completed a co-op with Facility Systems Consultants in summer 2021 and wrote about his experience below.

This past summer I worked for Facility Systems Consultants, LLC. My responsibilities were to assist the head engineer and designer by performing evaluations of drawings, load calculations, drawing sets ups, among my many tasks.

During the summer, I was challenged every week with a new project, so the first couple of weeks were a bit challenging but I was encouraged to be patient because with repetition, future projects would become easier. Soon I began to handle my projects like second nature, once I had a firm foundation of AutoCAD.

Learning AutoCAD was the greatest benefit I received this summer because the software can be used for many different jobs. I also was able to learn from my manager about what facility systems does and how the process of consulting works. I was also able to work with a lot of great people who helped me be successful and gave me great advice about my future career. Lastly, I was given the opportunity to go on site visits where I learned what the AutoCAD drawings look like in real life, helping me understand why we do what we do.

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