I keep coming back to my post looking and hoping that someone, anyone has finally commented... so here's to hoping that I've got tons of readers but no commenters.
This summer I was blessed to have the opportunity to do an internship with Texas Instruments. And no, I was NOT working on calculators. Although that is what everyone always thinks. I WAS working with hard disk drives. I won't drag you through the details, but I really enjoyed my experience there.
It was especially refreshing because I had been so frustrated and disheartened by my previous year in graduate school for my masters in electrical engineering. Last year I often found myself wondering if I was even cut out to do this kind of work or if I would even enjoy working as an engineer. Starting at TI was nerve racking and desperately important; I viewed as a way that I could see if this was the life I wanted or should I drop everything a pursue and different field and career. But TI did not disappoint, I came home almost every day saying, "Man, I really am enjoying this. I like my job!" I can't even begin to explain how refreshing it was.
So Nick and I have decided that we'll be moving to Dallas next summer where I'll be starting my "real" life in a career at TI. Very exciting, but first....first I have to make it through my last year to grad school!