Top gun: UWO Fox Cities engineering student is No. 1 at Internship Draft Day at Lambeau

UW Oshkosh, Fox Towns campus college student Samuel Dick (2nd from left) was named the top overall decide on at the Northeast Wisconsin Producing Alliance Internship Draft Day held past month at the Lambeau Area Atrium. Pictured are Warren Vaz, affiliate professor of engineering (remaining to proper) Dick Ann Franz, govt director of NEW Producing Alliance and Martin Rudd, assistant chancellor for entry campuses.


A College of Wisconsin Oshkosh, Fox Cities campus pupil won his individual Super Bowl at Lambeau Industry, when he was named No. 1 total draft decide at the Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance’s modern Internship Draft Working day.

Samuel Dick, of Oshkosh, is a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering. He joined a lot more than 150 college or university college students who had been showing off interview techniques as they vied for internships with location firms. Details had been awarded not only on interview techniques, but tutorial standing and extracurricular involvement, with bonus details earns for any individual awarded a company’s Most Precious Interview.

Dick reported he felt great about winning—he topped college students from all around Wisconsin and northern Michigan—but explained he was amazed to listen to the information. He took home $1,500 in scholarship cash and not stunning, nailed down several presents on an internship.

“Honestly, I was so targeted on the interviews that I had no plan that I experienced won until a person emailed me about it a number of times later,” he stated. “The strategy of a scholarship (was) a wonderful bonus, but I truly went to the occasion to interview and to protected an internship for future summer time.”

Dick was awarded a $1,500 test by Ann Franz, executive director of Northeast Wisconsin Manufacturing Alliance.

Warren Vaz, associate engineering professor at the Fox Metropolitan areas campus, mentioned being named top overall draft decide on versus learners from so quite a few big campuses (like UW-Madison and UW-Milwaukee) is a “big accomplishment.” He thought it was just the second time at any time an obtain campus student has conquer out all competitors.

Rocking an interview

Dick explained he was incredibly geared up heading into the Draft Day occasion. There was a possibility to consider component in up to 6 interviews and networking sessions with additional than 50 businesses.

He reviewed all the companies and scheduled the most number of interviews that he could. He investigated the businesses and ranked them by his interest in them. He noted firm culture, what they make/do and their history as he organized inquiries.

“I come to feel like having superior issues to question a probable employer is just one of the most crucial matters you can do as an interview prospect,” he mentioned. “They exhibit an employer that you did your research, that you are intrigued in their firm and exhibits them what issues to you … in addition to whichever facts the real respond to reveals. Interviews should always be a discussion and it is usually my intent to job interview the employer as substantially as they are interviewing me.”

Dick, who grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, will make a remaining alternative on his summer internship right after finishing second interviews. His long term ideas are to attain a bachelor’s diploma in mechanical engineering and do the job in business, preferably in automation and controls.

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