With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion for strengthening U.S. manufacturing, our fearless leader Scott Whitlock had a vision a few years ago to start an internship program called The Trailblazer Fellowship. The program was officially launched the summer of 2015 and was created solely on finding and developing the next generation of top manufacturing engineering leadership within Indiana.
About the Trailblazer Engineering Fellowship
The Trailblazer Fellowship is a 12-week summer internship experience that pairs top engineering students with top manufacturing companies in Indiana. The immersion experience includes:
- professional development days (plant tours, team building activities, etc),
- building a peer network with other talented students,
- and mentoring by the manufacturing company and Flexware professionals.
Last summer our interns had a blast working on a variety of technical projects!
We had nine interns with multiple engineering majors – computer science, industrial, mechanical, electrical, and computer information technology. Learn more about their summer projects in the video below:
What Our Past Trailblazers Are Saying About the Program
I enjoyed this internship because the projects were very interesting and allowed me the opportunity to make them my own. Also, I very much liked the work environment, since everyone was positive and willing to help.”
I did not expect myself to be working on such high importance and exciting projects. I always thought interns work on side projects that have little value to the company, but was pleasantly surprised by the projects I worked on.”
The experiences I had as a Trailblazer were very insightful and I gained a lot more knowledge, in a very wide spectrum, than I ever thought I would.”
Having a lifelong love affair with learning. Intrigued by unique, authentic, and passionate people.