This summer I worked at GSK as an engineering intern in Rockville, MD. My experience at GSK was amazing—not only did I learn so much, I was also mentored, taught, and still truly part of the team. I worked on everything from business analyses to bioreactors and even got to attend an intern/co-op conference in Philadelphia.
GSK has a million resources to learn from (and no I’m not exaggerating). Even though I was only there for ten weeks, I was able to join the Women’s Leadership Network and connect with two mentors, who gave me great advice and wonderful first-hand perspective on what it was like to be in the pharmaceutical industry as a woman. I also networked with my fellow interns/co-ops at the site and was a student site ambassador.
I worked on everything from business analyses to bioreactors and even got to attend an intern/co-op conference in Philadelphia.
Technically, I learned a whole new side of pharma—the manufacturing process. My supervisors were thoughtful, supportive, and great teachers, so much so that by the end of my internship I was able to independently complete day-to-day tasks and present reports. But in the end, it was the people and the culture that made this summer an amazing experience.
School: University of Pennsylvania
Major: BSE in Bioengineering