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Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Agricultural and Biological Engineering


Kennedy Belknap, Biological Engineering Student

What was involved/what was your role during your internship?

I worked as a water and wastewater intern and was able to secure a full-time job for the Spring after I
graduate! I also was lucky enough to attend the Florida Section Meeting and the Annual International
Meeting for ASABE!

What was the best/your favorite part about completing this internship?

I enjoyed meeting many different people from around the Southeast. A few weeks ago, we had an intern
event in Birmingham, where we toured 4 water and wastewater plants and attended a baseball game with
all of the interns from the Southeast.

What are the benefits of an internship?

Working in the summer is very beneficial because it can help you figure out what you like and do not like
for work. You can also meet a lot of people, and maybe even get the opportunity to work for the company
in the future!

Why would you recommend internships to other students?

It is better to figure out if you don't like a particular subject early, so you can switch before you enter the
workforce. However, one thing I learned this summer, is that it is never too late to switch into a different
field if you decide you don't like your current realm in engineering. It is also very helpful to talk to other
people in your field to gain an understanding of what the day-to-day life looks like, and to figure out what
you might like to do in the future.