What are your career aspirations?
I wish to get varied experience here in the United States in the manufacturing field and go back to my hometown to start up something of my own.
Why did you decide to apply for an internship with MI?
I wanted to do an internship in the manufacturing field, particularly process improvement and quality. I was looking forward to applying my industrial engineering knowledge, and I liked the product line at MI and saw that it was a relatively newer plant in Texas, so there were more chances for improvement.
Who did you work with?
I worked with my mentor, David Villasenor. He’s kind and very nice to work with. I also teamed up with fellow Quality intern, Mohit Baste, during the initial part of our internship to do process mapping.
What is the most valuable thing you learned?
My projects taught me a great deal about the reality of applying continuous improvement. It was interesting to see how small changes could bring out a lot of improvement.
What did you enjoy most?
The freedom to come up with any number of ideas and discussing those with my mentor. I was assigned to the vinyl 1600 line and I enjoyed the process of setting up a new line and doing all the research that goes behind it.