Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Alta Devices Internship

As you can see in my previous blog post, I recently had an interview with Alta Devices in Santa Clara, CA.

I took the bus up to San Jose where my dad picked me up in my car and drove me to Alta Devices. I signed in, was welcomed, and then proceeded to meet with five different people at Alta, each for a half hour.

I was in there for a total of three hours, and in my opinion, though I was thoroughly tired at the end of the interview, everything went rather well. One of the Mechanical Engineers there complimented me at the end, saying, "I think you'll be a good fit for this team, Troy." The Human Resources specialist also let me in on the secret at the end that all of them were "impressed with [my] organization." So afterwards I got a cookie at the Specialy's Cafe & Bakery (thanks Lorice).

Alta Devices is a solar company. They currently work with Gallium Arsenide to make their solar cells, and they have broken the world record for most efficient solar cells (recently 28.3% efficiency) a couple of times now. You can find out more about their solar achievements from this article I read.

Well, good news: yesterday Alta Devices made an offer for the Metrology Intern position, and today I signed the papers and accepted their offer.

I'm now officially an employee of Alta Devices (from June to September 2012)!

1 comment:

  1. Sherry GreenstreetJune 10, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Congrats Troy! While you're in San Jose, go see Jess at her internship with Shakespeare Santa Cruz. Enjoy your time there!

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