Indium Corporation has shown its support to the professional success of its internship students through its first-ever intern mixer, held recently.
The mixer, hosted at Indium Corporation’s corporate headquarters in Clinton, was designed to allow its summer interns to network with the company’s full-time employees, many of whom were previously interns themselves.
“I’ve enjoyed my experience here at Indium Corporation,” said Jack Steger, Marketing Communications Intern. “Since day one, I was thrown into working on projects, internal announcements, and I’ve just continued to grow, and my plate (of responsibilities) has continued to grow.”
Quality Engineering Applications Specialist Kay Parker, who was a chemical engineering summer intern in 2015, said she had many different internships in college, but Indium Corporation’s real-world opportunities and professional development opportunities make it stand apart from other internship programs.
“One of the main distinguishing factors between the internship here at Indium Corporation and (my other internships) was the fact that Indium Corporation gives you real-world opportunities to work on projects that are currently being used or will be used at some point.”
Jim McCoy, the talent acquisition supervisor, said the internship program is “not your average internship” due in large part to the project responsibilities assigned to interns.
“It’s truly a professional development experience for them—it’s a résumé builder in more than just their job title,” McCoy said. “They do a lot of real, project-based work for many different departments here, and they get exposure to a lot of different experiences.”
Nearly 30 interns and Indium Corporation employees attended the event, which featured a panel discussion and mixer opportunities.
Indium Corporation is encouraging the community to vote for Indium Corporation as one of the nation’s Top 100 Internship Programs. Organized by WayUp, companies are selected by a panel of industry expert judges and thousands of public votes.
Areas of focus include diversity and inclusion, compensation and perks, program orientation and structure, career development for interns, full-time employment prospects, company culture and engagement, and unique aspects of the program.