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Intern Spotlight - Michal's Internship Reflection

Intern Spotlight - Michal's Internship Reflection

Michal Bodzianowski

A Marketing/Augmented Reality Internship Update.

"My name is Michal Bodzianowski. I’m a senior at STEM Highlands Ranch, but have been taking my classes off-campus at CU Denver for the past year or so. I came across Panther while I was looking for an internship program to be part of. Mr. Shall (STEM Engineering Instructor), reached out during this time oddly enough asking various students whether they’d like to do an internship over the summer. I was definitely interested and before I knew it I had an interview scheduled with Mr. Dow (Panther Industries President). I wasn’t sure which internship position I really wanted to do, so I applied for both the marketing and the R&D internships, and I eventually got marketing. When I got started I met David, the new head of marketing and he gave me a bunch of assignments ranging from doing some social media work to writing up a report on the marketing strategies of our competitors.

Since then, I’ve moved on to other various projects. One of the projects I’ve specifically been working on, and am proud of, are these internship updates. I was in charge of interviewing the various interns and creating these types of blog posts - including this one. It’s a bit awkward since I can’t really interview myself. 

Since I had some extra time this summer, I also used my programming skills to join the Augmented Reality project alongside Ethan. We managed to develop both an iOS and Android application throughout the summer, so we also got a taste of just how challenging app development can get. It was a great learning experience for both ourselves and Panther.

I really enjoyed working on the Augmented Reality application as it really tested my skills and working with Ethan was great, I think that collaboration and cooperation with someone equally as skilled was really fun. However, that’s not to say that the Marketing side was boring either. Doing these interviews in fact was really nice as I got to learn more about the rest of my peers and their experiences over the summer. And doing some of the other content creation for our other social media platforms was definitely exciting.

The toughest challenge by far has had to be either getting the Augmented Reality app working on both iOS and Android, or writing up white papers for marketing. The former was tough in a more technical sense - the challenge was to be able to deliver for two very different platforms without doubling the amount of work in doing so. Eventually figuring out a system and working to build it, then having it actually work, was really satisfying. On the other hand, writing a white paper was a much harder creative challenge than anyone I think would expect out of a white paper. Before I could even start writing, figuring out the direction the white paper should go and have the best impact took a lot of research, brainstorming, and careful planning. And unlike the app, there’s no way for me to say that the white paper is really effective until we publish it, and even then it’s not so black and white. So I guess we’ll just have to wait and see!

I’ve always been looking forward to using technology and computers to the maximum extent in my future work. I believe that there is still a lot of untapped potential in technology that can be used to revolutionize, or at least, revitalize many aspects of our society today. Ultimately, however, I’m not sure exactly what I want to do. But this Panther internship has definitely given me many more tools to help me achieve what I eventually would like to achieve. I have never taken a business or marketing class before, so the Marketing aspect really helped me achieve some of that valuable business sense and marketing savvy, while the Augmented Reality aspect helped solidify the programming concepts I’ve been taught at school into a working application. Overall, I’m glad I spent the time at Panther this summer. Not only has it given me something to do instead of being lazy all day, I’ll be able to come out of it a more capable person, ready to tackle the next challenge in life."

-Michal Bodzianowski

Thank you for reading my Internship blog posts this summer. You can read the rest of them here.

Intern Spotlight - Shaun's R&D Project

Intern Spotlight - Shaun's R&D Project

Shaun Keys

and His R&D Basketball Project

Back when Shaun was starting off his internship at Panther, he was tasked with various projects to become familiar with the tools and machines used in the industry. One of the fun projects he got to experience and build was an interactive basketball game. In this video, Shaun explains the process - and challenges the other interns while doing so. 

Read more about Shaun and the other Interns here.

Credits

Game Developer
Shaun Keys - R&D Intern
(35 pts)

Script / Videographer / Basketball Player
Michal Bodzianowski - Marketing Intern
(27 pts)

Special Guest / Basketball Player
Truman Giesen - Service Intern
(33 pts)

Produced and Published by Panther Industries, Inc.
Panther is proud to partner with STEM School Highlands Ranch for its internship program.

Introducing the New Panther Industries Interns

Introducing the New Panther Industries Interns

Summer 2018 Panther Internship Students

Panther Industries is pleased to introduce the new students that were selected to participate in our current internship program. These individuals will be participating in real-world business experiences – from engineering to manufacturing to marketing –  to support their current and continuing education efforts.

Panther is honored to partner with local schools and have these incredible students work with our company.
Please check out what they have to say so far!

Charles

 

Computer Aided Design (CAD)

"My name is Charles. I’m actually very interested in cars, so I would like to go for an automotive design or mechanical engineering degree. I took a CAD (Computer Aided Design) class recently at school, and Mr. Shall, a teacher there, told me I could get an internship at Panther. So I decided to look into it and I got the internship, and now I am using CAD to basically do everything that I would have done in the automotive world, except it’s in a different setting and I’m getting exposure to the CAD world as well and everything they do with it."

Charles is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch

Ethan

Augmented Reality

"My name is Ethan and I’ve been the augmented reality intern here at Panther for about 5 weeks now. I’ve been utilizing augmented reality for around three years, and now I’m developing an augmented reality support app for Panther."

Ethan is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch

Henry

Service Department

"I’m Henry and I’m one of the service interns at Panther. I’m really interested in mechatronics which is the industrial application of robots, and automation as well. It’s really cool being able to learn how these machines work, about the pneumatics and mechanics of it, learning how applicators are made, how to apply labels, about vacuum sensors and vacuum boxes and stuff."

Henry is a Sophomore at STEM School
Highlands Ranch

Josh

Service Department

"My name is Josh. I’m completely new to this. I really haven’t had any experience with hands-on work before, and I joined Panther to sort of get that new experience in my life, and also to understand machines better and become more of a handy person when I go off to college. I’ve always been fascinated with machinery, and the way things run in a business and production line, so Panther has really given me an outlet to experience that first hand."

Josh is a graduate of Rock Canyon HS

Michal

Marketing/AR

"I’m Michal. I’m a very avid programmer and naturally I really like working with computers and building them as well. I decided to join up with Panther as I really wanted to get more working experience inside a business. It might be a bit surprising that I ended up doing Marketing, but the role actually requires a lot of experience with website design, social media, and graphic design, all of which being something I’m familiar with and enjoy doing. I’ve only been with Panther for a few days, but I hope the internship continues to give me new challenges to tackle every day."

Michal is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch

Rois

Service Department

"My name is Rois, I play baseball and go to Dakota Ridge High School. I decided to get interviewed for the internship at Panther because I was interested in all the machinery and how it works. I’ve always wondered how they put the printers together and stuff like that. The internship is going pretty good actually and I’m learning a lot, and I’m having a lot of fun too. I’m basically assembling print-and-apply machines. I’m not putting together all of them, for example I’m not doing the wiring but instead I’m putting together the main plates and the mechanical parts of it."

Rois is a Sophomore at Dakota Ridge HS

Shaun

 

Research and Development

"I'm Shaun. I have always enjoyed automating and making different devices talk to each other, and so I really enjoy the Panther internship. I get to go up to the research and development room and make different machines cooperate, figuring out how exactly to make them communicate so they can automate tasks, which would otherwise take a much longer time for us to complete."

Shaun is a graduate of STEM School
Highlands Ranch

Truman

Service Department

"I’m Truman. I’ve always liked making things and knowing how it works, so getting to work at Panther where I get to build machines, and even learn how to program them is really cool. Just getting to see the other side of the machinery I’ve always been intrigued with is definitely a great experience."

Truman is a Senior at STEM School
Highlands Ranch