Interning during a Pandemic
- Sep 21, 2020 5:11 pm GMT
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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