MSE senior Mohamed Shoieb wrote about his experience as an intern with El Sewedy Electric PSP in Cairo, Egypt.
My name is Mohamed Shoieb and I am a senior within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. This summer, I had the incredible opportunity to work for El Sewedy Electric PSP in Cairo, Egypt as a Procurement Engineering Intern.
The Engineering Professional Practice Office was instrumental in helping me prepare for this wonderful opportunity!
As a leading EPC (engineering, procurement, and construction) company, El Sewedy PSP plays a crucial role within the energy sector. Throughout the course of the internship, the work I performed was instrumental to the engineering team, with whom I worked to produce plans for Materials Management and coordinate with construction teams to provide directions on customer needs. This ongoing correspondence ensures that the proper materials are provided to fulfill such needs within the most adequate time frame, which in turn increases efficiency and customer satisfaction.
Most of my assignment was located at headquarters, but I had the opportunity to visit El Sewedy Electric Towers. This site produces equipment for use in wind turbines and has a manufacturing capacity of approximately 200 wind towers per year. Since this site is close to the Red Sea, I got to end the trip with a short visit to the beach.
Last semester, I met with team members at the Engineering Professional Practice Office, along with my advisor, where I was given a plethora of information and tips that helped shape up my resumé and guide me through the interview process with the aid of mock interviews.
Overall, the team at El Sewedy PSP provided sufficient training, allowing for a super busy yet equally enjoyable internship opportunity in Egypt.