What will you learn?
Pond is a unique environment that offers students a great opportunity to learn from our talented professionals in a team-based setting.
Many members of the Pond family started out here as students themselves, so they know firsthand what it is like to balance the demands of scholastic pursuits while gaining invaluable real world experience.
What will I learn as an intern or co-op at Pond?
Students will get an overview of the ins and outs of the Electrical Engineering group. Students will take their first steps towards becoming proficient in AutoCAD and Revit. Other design software such as SKM (used for Arc Flash studies) and AGI (used for lighting photometric studies) will be introduced towards the end of their first co-op/internship semester at Pond. Senior and Junior level engineers will work with interns/co-ops on a daily basis to help build their knowledge of our design field and help them produce a full set of Construction Documents.
Interns in the mechanical building systems group will learn energy modeling methods and programs, drafting programs such as Revit and AutoCAD MEP, and the basics of the HVAC, plumbing, and fire protection systems. During a semester at Pond, interns normally will have an opportunity to attend a site visit to observe project construction in the field.
Basic CAD skills, basic theory of mechanical integrity activities, field inspection support, and basic engineering report development.
How can I apply what I learn at Pond in my studies?
Working at Pond will help students further develop their skills to problem solve. Students who can effectively learn how to problem solve and think independently will take great strides in becoming a strong engineer in the A/E consulting field and/or wherever their future careers take them.
Mechanical Building Systems utilizes the concepts learned in thermodynamics, heat transfer, systems dynamics and controls, and fluid mechanics. If they have not yet taken these classes, they will have real-world application for these subjects. They can also utilize skills from their internship to tailor their senior design project.
Engineering report development improves the student’s ability to interpret and report data and field observations. Based on field activities during their term, a student will also get to see actual storage and distribution systems (tanks, valves, pressure vessels, piping, etc.).
Interested in a career at Pond?
For a full list of positions available at Pond, please visit our Careers page.