Ryan Dunn, Wright State University

What is your title?
I am currently an Electrical Engineering Coop, but I will be starting as an FPGA Engineer in May 2019.

How did you first learn about MacB?
I met Tim Lawrence, SVP at MacB, at a lunch for some electrical engineering students at Wright State University. When I was looking for an internship, I sent him an email and I was able to get an interview.

What does a typical day at MacB look like?
Recently I have been working on a couple projects, so I often divide my time. Most of the work I do is on my own, but I often discuss it with other people who are working on projects related to mine.

What do you like best about your job?
I like that I have independence with my own projects but there are many people I can go to for advice or help.

What is the most exciting aspect of your job?
There’s always new stuff going on, so it never gets boring. I love being able to see the projects that I work on be implemented so that you can see the physical results.

What do you like most about MacB?
The people that I work with are amazing. They are very helpful, friendly, and hard-working.

Describe MacB in three words.
Innovative, flexible, and cutting-edge.

How has your internship prepared you for your career?
I have gained a ton of practical experience through my internship. It has helped me narrow down my interests within my field, and it has nicely complemented the work that I have done in my classes.

What advice do you have for prospect MacB interns?
Come work here! If you are still in school that is a great time to find an internship in a field that you are interested in. MacB has lots of opportunities, and it’s never too early to apply.

What’s Next?
I am finishing my Bachelor’s degree this semester (Fall 2018), and then I will continue to finish my Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering. I will be starting full time here at MacB in May 2019.