Checking In With The Interns - Part One of Two

05-Jul-2018

By: Stephen Donovan

This week marks the halfway point for the Summer Internship Program. So we checked in on the interns and this is what they had to say about their work here at Danos.

What projects are you working on currently?

“Currently I am working on a project that involves Danos taking a proactive attitude in order to mitigate injuries before they occur. This involves looking at our Fit for Duty program and documenting where gaps in our data collected are occurring.”

What are some things you’ve learned from your projects and/or mentors so far?

“It has been a great experience working alongside the safety department so far! JSEA’s and RCA’s are just a couple of the things I have learned how to do. Problem solving and analyzing data have also been two often utilized skills. I have also visited our Amelia facility multiple times.”

Which Danos High Performance Culture trait do you think describes you the most and why?

“As my internship has been moving along, I find myself diving headfirst into the High Performance Culture trait of ‘Willing to Challenge and Debate.’ Willing to challenge and debate not only myself, but others around me has led to continuous improvement in all aspects of my life. It is definitely a confidence booster being in a professional environment where so much can be gained just from a simple conversation.”

What has working with your mentor been like?

“Working with my mentor has been enjoyable. I get paid to get a behind-the-scenes look at what is going on in the industry on a day-to-day basis. What’s not to like about that! It is a very unique chance to understand the ins and outs of this company.”

What do you hope to take away from this experience at Danos?

“At the conclusion of my internship, I hope to take away invaluable experiences that can be used at future job opportunities. Ultimately I would like to see my work done here or in the future affect individuals in a positive manner. It’s a rewarding feeling, seeing how your actions can effect someone. It has been such a rewarding experience in such a short amount of time. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the internship brings.”


What projects are you working on currently?

“Lately, I’ve been building an automated reporting tool.”

What are some things you’ve learned from your projects and/or mentors so far?

“I’ve learned to be resourceful when I am stuck, personally researching and asking those around me what they might know.”

Which Danos High Performance Culture trait do you think describes you the most and why?

"I would say ‘Open to Change’ best describes me, because I have always believed that change is a catalyst for growth. Getting out of my comfort zone, although scary, always seems to result in my betterment.“

What has working with your mentor been like?

“Working with my mentor has been great. Seth has really been patient with my learning the jargon and giving me the necessary knowledge to complete my project. Overall, he has been great making me feel welcomed and loved at Danos. We make a good Pedro team.”

What do you hope to take away from this experience at Danos?

“I am hoping to leave this summer with an increased professional confidence and a will to maintain the high standard and values associated with Danos.”


What projects are you working on currently?

“I am currently working on creating and receiving purchase orders within the purchasing department. I have also been working on classifying our different vendors in SharePoint, and learning the basics of navigating through Microsoft Dynamics AX.”

What are some things you’ve learned from your projects and/or mentors so far?

“Thus far, I’ve learned that processes through receiving and then creating purchase orders do not always go as planned. Efficiency and coordination are key in making sure that things operate as smoothly as possible.”

Which Danos High Performance Culture trait do you think describes you the most and why?

“I think ‘Open to Change’ describes me the most because I’m always willing to listen to the opinions of others and learn from it as much as I can. There is usually more than one right way to do something, and the learning process is ongoing as well.”

What has working with your mentor been like?

“Working with my mentor has been a great experience in learning how to take on a task that I may not be all that familiar with, and having someone to guide me along the way showing me the proper steps to get it done right.”

What do you hope to take away from this experience at Danos?

“I hope to take away a broad knowledge of the purchasing department, the oil and gas industry, and Danos itself as a company. Personally, I’d like to produce confidence in my communication, learning, and teamwork skills.”


What projects are you working on currently?

“Currently, I’m making network diagrams. I’m also working on software updates on computers at HQ and other offices remotely.”

What are some things you’ve learned from your projects and/or mentors so far?

“I’ve learned how all the systems are set up and run for Danos.”

Which Danos High Performance Culture trait do you think describes you the most and why?

“I think ‘Open to Change’ describes me best because I think there is always room for improvement and sometimes that calls for having to change how you view things or your work process to be more efficient.”

What has working with your mentor been like?

“It has been a good experience and Corey is a great teacher.”

What do you hope to take away from this experience at Danos?

“To have an overall enjoyable and good learning experience.”

Be sure to read next week's Pipeline for the rest of the intern updates!

 

Stephen Donovan

Stephen began working at Danos during the summer of 2018 as a marketing and communications intern in an effort to gain experience. He anticipates graduating from Nicholls State University in 2019 with a public relations degree


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