ProtoCAM is pleased to welcome the second of our two summer interns, Christian Dietrich. Dietrich is participating in Governor Tom Wolf’s State Local Internship Program (SLIP), which provides for summer internships with local employers across Pennsylvania. He comes to ProtoCAM to learn the realities and responsibilities of the working world, particularly in the manufacturing and engineering fields.
Dietrich attended Catasauqua High School, and is now heading into his junior year at Wilkes University with a major in Mechanical Engineering. Dietrich hopes to learn all there is to know about a future career in manufacturing and engineering by working closely with our Vice President of Additive Manufacturing, Ed Graham, as well as our additive manufacturing technicians.
Though Dietrich has not had any previous professional experience with 3D printing or additive manufacturing, he is eager to learn all he can about the industry during his time at ProtoCAM. Discussing how he came to find this internship at ProtoCAM, Dietrich mentions how his uncle happens to be a mechanical engineer at Lutron, a customer of ProtoCAM’s. “[My uncle] was helping me in the search for internships and contacted multiple companies about an internship for me,” Dietrich recalls. ProtoCAM was searching for summer interns at the time, and Dietrich seemed like an excellent fit for this opportunity.
Dietrich is excited for all he stands to learn while at ProtoCAM. “I am very excited to operate the different printers and learn the advantages each printer can offer for different jobs,” Dietrich says. Thinking on the future, Dietrich hopes this opportunity helps to prepare him for a future career. “I would like to be welcomed into a friendly work environment and do the best I can to learn and hone my skills for future opportunities,” Dietrich says.
We are thrilled to have Dietrich with us over this summer, and look forward to sharing all ProtoCAM has to offer as he moves forward in his professional career.
To learn more about the SLIP program and the students it benefits, visit https://www.governor.pa.gov/pennsylvania-investing-2-8-million-expand-summer-internship-programs/.