What do you do at Intel?
As a rotational engineer, I've had the opportunity to see several different areas of Intel. I began my "real world" life in the Albuquerque, New Mexico, facility as a process engineer for the lithography group. Then I worked with one of Intel's New Business Initiatives in conjunction with the smaller factory in Albuquerque and a design team in Santa Clara, California. Currently, I am on a temporary assignment in Santa Clara working for the Intel Legal team.
What experiences at Intel have helped you apply what you studied in college?
Nearly everyday I am faced with problems that force me to draw on my entire college experience. Through college I gained the knowledge necessary to learn and understand new information. Intel uses that ability each day. Some of my tasks relate directly to my specific major in transistor parameter analysis. While other tasks allow me to go beyond my scope of knowledge and explore new areas, like working in Intel Legal.
Why did you choose Intel?
There is always something new and exciting going on when you work for the industry leader. Intel is constantly pushing the cutting-edge of technology in the world of design and processing along with the constant endeavor to create new and better products. The opportunity to learn and grow at Intel is tremendous.
What is your favorite thing about working at Intel?
My job is constantly allowing me to endure more responsibility and has evolved into bigger and better things in the short time I have been here. I started out on a project with a very specific role and one month later I was leading a team of 20 engineers to achieve a common goal.
Another attractive aspect about Intel is the focus on a balance between work and life. Intel's values state that Intel is a "Great Place to Work." Managers expect big things out of us at work, but emphasize the importance of life away from work as well. They make it a point to insure that your work life does not interfere with your personal life.
What do you do for fun?
I play sand volleyball on-site at lunch. After work I will go rock climbing, play racquetball, or head to the good old-fashioned gym to lift weights. On the weekend I enjoy the beach throughout the summer and hit the slopes for snowboarding in the winter.