This summer we had the privilege of having Ryan Tomblin, a freshmen from Mount Union intern with us. This is what he had to say:
” This past summer, I spent the better part of three months working and learning at Air Control Products (ACP). Coming off my first year of college, having a “mechanical engineering” internship is somewhat of a rare occurrence, but I was lucky enough to have this opportunity. I found out about ACP from my father, who works for one of the contractors ACP serves. I met with much of the team, and they seemed eager to have me learn from them. When I began working, I did not have much of an understanding of the company itself; I knew what ACP was, but not the process of how it runs. My hiring process was extremely expedited, and that left me with not a lot of time to think about what I wanted to do at ACP specifically. With the help of the team, we decided that it would be best for me to get a general feel for everything: estimating, sales, and engineering.
What really ended up happening is I stuck with estimating the entire summer. I was happy with this because it allowed me to get a better understanding of one specific area of the company, while still being able to interact and learn from everyone, despite their position. I was able to do a deep dive into finer details of the HVAC industry, even though I was only there for the summer. At first, I was a little nervous about the whole thing; being in a place that was completely new to me. I had never stepped foot into an office as an employee at that point, but everyone was eager to teach me and help me through the learning process. Whenever I had a question, I did not once feel uncomfortable reaching out to anyone with questions, and that made me feel welcomed and cared for.
Although I did spend most of my time with the estimating team, I was presented with more opportunities. I got to spend time with some of the customers, watch presentations given by the engineering team, and make lots of connections. In all, I learned more
than I ever expected about the HVAC industry, but more importantly (being a college student open to career paths), I learned to speak and act in a professional manner, work efficiently with others, become comfortable with speaking to new people, and manage my time more effectively. Working at Air Control Products this summer has been an experience I am sure to remember, and one that has provided me with clearer insight into what I would like to do with my future career. Thank you to the entire team for being so helpful and open with me. You all are what made my experience so enjoyable. ”
Thank you Ryan your hard work and great personality was well received and greatly appreciated.