In a few short days I’ll be heading into my last month of work at First Solar. It’s gone by incredibly fast and I can’t believe I’m at where I am today. I come into work, grab the samples I am able to run and immediately get going. For the most part I can work independently and it’s a fantastic feeling. It can be a bit daunting heading into a new internship/job at the start but eventually you get used to the work. I feel as though I’ve gained a wide variety of skills to add to my repertoire such as my improved analytical technique, operation of an ICP-OES, and sample preparation. Along the way I’ve tried my best to ask my fellow chemistry co-workers questions and get the most out of this internship as I possibly can. I’m truly thankful to LSA for granting me an internship scholarship to fund myself partly during this summer. It means a lot to me to have that support from my school and this internship has been a wonderful experience for me.