Current Position: Freelance Technical Consultant
I fondly remember my time in Japan and with everyone from Rice University. My experience that summer has had a strong impact on me since. For those involved, we carry with us great stories, an enlightened insight in to ours and others cultures, a confidence in our technical and social abilities in a global atmosphere, and perhaps the most useful--a strong bullet point on resumes. In every interview I have had, my time in Japan has served as a reservoir for questions and discussion concerning my technical and professional ability.
On that last note, I found a job before graduating from North Caroline State University in May 2008. I am currently working at Bloomy Controls in Windsor, CT. They are a small engineering consulting firm using National Instruments LabVIEW (out of Austin!) to implement systems in a wide range of industries including energy, nano/bio, semiconductor, and others. I have the opportunity to see lots of different companies and industries every week, and to create and implement systems therein. Certainly with the varied corporate cultures and highly technical atmosphere I am expected to work in, my summer with NanoJapan has made me much more capable.