How did you find your Internship or full-time position?
I am a Cybersecurity & Networking major, Raytheon Company has always been discussed in my classes. The company has numerous job opportunities for many different fields. I drove past Raytheon’s Portsmouth facility endless amounts of times when traveling to Roger Williams and always wanted to work there. I spoke to my advisor, the head of Cybersecurity, and he told me that many of his students have interned or found full-time positions at different Raytheon facilities. I decided to apply for a summer internship position and was lucky enough to receive a Software Engineering position for the upcoming summer.
What are some of your daily job duties?
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Portsmouth, RI is a Seapower Capability Center which means that it closely works with naval weaponry. As a Software Engineer Intern I was placed in the Integrated Warfare and Sensory Systems team. I preform numerous tasks weekly with the team, this week I’ve been working on the software that is linked to missile launching. Last week I worked on editing code that had been tampered with.
Did anything surprise you about the interviewing process or how you located your position?
I had a phone interview once I applied for the position, went through months of security procedures and apply for a security clearance. This did not surprise me because working at Raytheon is a government job.
Do you have any tips for other students that are considering an internship or seeking full-time employment?
I suggest applying for Raytheon in advance because it takes months to get a security clearance and go through the company’s application process. I also suggest checking email very often in order to get any and all tasks complete, or the process is slowed down.