Kayli Keough, a Sociology and Psychology major at the University of Central Florida, and Kim Ferris, a Juris Doctor candidate at the Stetson University College of Law, recently completed internships with Honeywell Aerospace in Clearwater, Florida.
Kim gained exposure to the intricacies of negotiating terms and conditions with different kinds of customers, coordinating with various functions to get their perspectives on pending contracts, and compromising to reach positions beneficial to all. Kayli observed contract negotiations and helped update Honeywell tools to assist contract managers further understand and abide by federal standards.
Together with contract managers and legal counsel, both Kim and Kayli helped develop guidance for how to do business in high growth regions.
Advice for Future Interns
Kayli encouraged future interns to “take advantage of every opportunity to learn. If I ask, [Honeywell team members] will explain. Being able to talk to people who know the company so well has really helped me get a better grasp on the business and legal sides of Honeywell.” She adds, “There are also so many trainings and opportunities. By doing more of these, you can get a lot of valuable experiences, which will be extremely useful in the future.”
Kim encouraged interns to get involved in as many projects with as many different people as possible. “Not only is it fun to meet new people, but everyone has their own experiences to share,” she said. “Working with [other teammates] gives you a more comprehensive understanding and helps you see ways to do your job better.”
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