High School Engineering Intern to MIT Grad


It’s wonderful to hear great news about former interns.

Harry, from Hingham High School,  participated in an engineering internship with us as a junior. He was an outstanding student athlete with particular strengths in math and science. Interested in engineering and manufacturing operations, we matched Harry to a manufacturing internship.

Harry’s mentor was the company’s CEO, a graduate of MIT who wrote Harry’s letter of recommendation. We were thrilled to hear later that Harry was accepted to MIT!

I have been impressed with Harry’s engaging personality, intelligence and maturity throughout his internship. He quickly grasped the necessary concepts involved in our operation and excelled on every task that he was assigned to. His responsibilities included: attending all manufacturing meetings, learning ISO requirements and the operating procedure for all machines. Once I understood his advanced level of competence, I assigned Harry the task of developing procedural documents for maintaining each piece of equipment.

Harry became aware of vendor issues and wrote up a thoughtful report concerning quality control. I found his interest in engineering and quick grasp of manufacturing issues unusual for a high school student. With the intelligence and drive that Harry brought to our company as a high school intern, I can only imagine what he would have to offer to MIT and his chosen profession.

In addition, Dr. jabbawy contacted another CEO of a prestigious engineering consulting firm in downtown Boston, who was happy to arrange a visit. Harry spent several hours touring the offices and meeting all types of engineers. He learned about engineering as a profession, the various types of engineering fields and enjoyed lunch and camaraderie with professionals immersed in the field.

The following is a fascinating article Harry wrote when he was at MIT for Fast Company- Business and Innovation:

Why An MIT Student Chose An Obscure Internship Over Silicon Valley

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