Amy Faville, GDi?Injector Intern
What are your interests and activities outside of work and?school?
Outside of school and work I enjoy hiking and traveling. Last summer, I participated in a study abroad in France and got to see sights such as Paris, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Madrid and Lisbon.?
What is one interesting fact about you?
One interesting fact about me is that I am (hopefully) getting my motorcycle license this summer!
If you could travel anywhere in the world right now where would you go and?why?
I would most definitely go to Iceland. Iceland has been my number one destination for years now and I’m ready to see some waterfalls, hike, and get out of this heat.?
What does your typical day look like?
A typical day for me this summer involves going to work at Delphi Technologies and then going to referee one or sometimes two soccer games in the evening. I am a fan of early bedtimes, for sure.
What has been the biggest takeaway from your experience thus far?
Working at Delphi Technologies this summer is my first technical internship dealing with product development. My biggest takeaway from my work this summer so far is that solving problems is not always an instant process, but instead can take time to do things thoroughly and the answer is not always clear. For example, what appears to be the cause of failure may not always be the root cause and it can take a trained eye and some extra digging in order to find the true root cause.
Where is home for you and?how did that shape your upbringing?
Both of my parents are mechanical engineers and my mom works in the GDi?Injector department here at the Technical Center Rochester (TCR)?with me. Growing up with mechanical engineers, I developed a curiosity of how things around me worked?and a drive to do well in my academics. I grew up in a rural town 20 minutes south of Delphi Technologies TCR and attended Avon High School. While there, I played soccer, basketball, and track for my school alongside participating in mathematics competitions. I am the oldest child with a younger brother (17) and younger sister (16). My time spent at Avon helped to pave the path for me to go to the University at Buffalo on academic scholarship.
What has been a challenge faced during your internship?
One challenge I faced during my internship was not knowing what to do next. I had already done a lot of tests and gathered data for my project, but didn’t know where to go next. That’s where talking to experienced engineers helped.
Any tips or advice for future interns?
Don’t be afraid to ask questions or ask for help, even if you think it’s not that important.?
What’s next for you/career goals?
At UB, I participate in the UB Honors College, am a member of the professional engineering fraternity, Theta Tau, and work as a student leader/grader for the first year engineering seminar series. I would like to get more involved in technical projects or research through the university in the upcoming school year.