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Interning during a Pandemic

 

This summer I interned at ComEd-An Exelon Company and nothing about this internship was what I expected it would be. I was a part of the first internship cohort in the company's century-long history who had never stepped onto their campus.  It was a new, extremely unique experience to intern.  

Nonetheless, I have learned how essential electric utilities play an invaluable role in our society's functions, especially during a pandemic. During my internship, I got the opportunity to work closely with the Emerging Technologies group to learn how Blockchain can be implemented in the electric utility industry, where I provided recommendations and suggestions on how the marriage between artificial intelligence and Blockchain technology can be beneficial. I became so engrossed by the Blockchain fundamentals I went from a novice to solidly intermediate knowledge of the technology and its benefits. 

To sum it all up, this internship experience ComEd had its unique set of challenges; nevertheless, it was an excellent opportunity to intern and see how utility companies operate from the inside.

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Matt Chester on Sep 21, 2020 9:12 pm GMT

Thanks for sharing your experience, Alicia. Can you share an example of how you saw the people you worked with at the utility having to adapt in a way that particularly surprised you (or perhaps even surprised them, since everything has been pretty unprecedented in recent months)?

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