Our summer intern, Tom Shah tells us about his time with the CoolLED Marketing Team this year:
“My name is Tom, I’m an Undergraduate Student at the University of Sussex studying Medical Neuroscience. Over the last 8 weeks, I have been assisting the CoolLED marketing department as an intern.
Back in my first year of University, we were fortunate enough to be given a tour of several labs within the University’s imaging facility. Taking a particular interest in a setup involving neuronal imaging of live transgenic rats expressing GFP, I chose to undertake an assignment based on my observations. When searching for work experience that summer, I discovered that CoolLED were based just three miles from home; I simply had to get in touch! They kindly offered me a short internship last summer which I thoroughly enjoyed: so much in fact that I asked to come back again for a second summer this year! Fast-forward to today, my last day at CoolLED, and I’m glad to say I enjoyed my time even more.
Working primarily with Liz, Isy and Sandra in the marketing department, I’ve undertaken a variety of projects which have introduced me to the corporate side of scientific research. Applying what I’ve learned at University to work at CoolLED has definitely been more interesting than the standard student summer job! I particularly enjoyed visiting Anna Lewis, Sustainable Labs Officer at the University of Bristol, not to mention helping myself to the endless cake available in the office canteen.
I’d like to thank Sandra and Isy for assisting me throughout my time at CoolLED and dealing with my endless questions, Liz for inviting me back for another summer, and Ian/Jim for all your invaluable advice!
Thank you CoolLED!”