Gain first-hand work experience using IDEA lessons from BoscoTech – Pasadena Schools
Randy Orozco (IDEA ’22) puts Bosco Tech IDEA useful lessons this summer as an apprentice project coordinator and production at Garden Grove’s RPO Designs Inc., a full-service architecture and design firm.
“I wanted to do the internship to gain first-hand work experience and to network by meeting people in an industry that interests me,” said Randy, who plans to study mechanical engineering. “And I see myself gaining a better understanding of architecture and design and knowledge of design software, while meeting clients who work in engineering and construction.”
His background in IDEA made the transition from the classroom to the job a positive one, especially his familiarity with industry terminology, his basic understanding of structural design, and his ease with 3D modeling programs. .
Randy, who is vice president of Bosco Tech’s Key Club and an active member of the FRC Robotics team and the National Honor Society, said he would encourage students to consider an internship opportunity in the future, sharing that he thinks this would motivate them to consider future professions, as well as give them the opportunity to meet people currently in the field.
And what will Randy bring back to class when school resumes in a few weeks? “I am developing the constantly focused mindset of being at work, as well as a new sense of the importance of project deadlines and time management. “
For more information on Bosco Tech’s Integration, Design, Engineering and Art (IDEA), visit https://www.boscotech.edu/technology/integrated-design/.
Don Bosco Tech Institute (Bosco Tech), 1151 San Gabriel Blvd., Rosemead, (626) 940-2000 or visit www.boscotech.edu.