What I did on my Summer Vacation

The Fisher Science Education TeamThis post is very special to us as it deals with our summer intern! We had the opportunity to work with Ben for the summer as our marketing intern. He provided his insight and was imaginative enough to create his own videos that we feature on our ChemAssist App.  Are you curious to know what it’s like to be a Fisher Science Education marketing intern? Check out Ben’s summary report below!

 

 BEN’S ARTICLE

“I jumped up with excitement as I read the description for a summer internship with Fisher Science Education, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific. It may seem like an unusual reaction to an internship, but from a long, daunting list of opportunities, I had found a position that sounded fun.

After a thorough interview process, I began my internship one week after finals.  My fellow summer interns and I were greeted with great excitement as we were the first interns Thermo Fisher Scientific had seen in years. We met with our respective supervisors and mentors who would be guiding us through the summer. I was the only intern in Fisher Science Education, and I am positive I had the most fun of any intern.

My goal for the summer was to create YouTube videos explaining how Fisher Science Education products work. I  combined my knowledge of science—I’m a physics major at Tufts University—with my experience in film production. My magnum opus was a series of four videos explaining the benefits and uses of an app called ChemAssist.

ChemAssist was created by the Fisher Science Education team to help chemistry teachers keep their chemical  closets organized and safe; my job was to encourage teachers to use the app and help them understand how it works.

In addition to my project, I was completely integrated within my team. Team members brought me to meetings with other Thermo Fisher Scientific employees, and I had the opportunity to visit a high school and see how Fisher Science Education makes an impact. I was also able to meet executives within the company.

My time at Thermo Fisher Scientific was very rewarding. Not only did I have the opportunity to put my education and experience to work, I also learned a lot. The Fisher Science Education team provided me with an inside look at the workings of a Fortune 500 company, all while empowering me to affect change in classrooms around the world.”

*By Ben P.

 

LET’S DISCUSS THIS!

Did you ever have a science project that you worked on as an intern in which you felt very proud of? Were you ever blown away by an intern? What did they do? Let us know!

 

To watch videos and learn more about the chemical inventory management app, ChemAssist! 

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