TAYLOR, Texas — Twenty-three students from Taylor ISD joined Samsung for summer internships as part of an agreement struck between the school district, company and Williamson County. Next week, the interns will say goodbye to the tech giant.
"The most exciting part about these past few weeks, especially as an aspiring lawyer, is seeing the different fields of law, especially offered at a corporation," said Samantha McIntire, who just graduated this past spring and led the push from students to bring Samsung to Taylor.
"Being on a construction site and being able to see what happens will help with my future career in GIS by just letting me see how the work field is and how the construction site's laid out," Matt Aplin, who also graduated from Taylor ISD, said.
"My career I want to go into has construction and I saw they had a construction spot open and I was like, 'You know, I want to go gain all this experience with a big company and, you know, get the knowledge,'" said Luke Schneider, another Taylor ISD intern who just graduated in the spring.
The three interns are some of the eight who graduated from Taylor ISD with an internship with Samsung. Samsung brought in 23 students this summer with plans to always offer 24 internship opportunities. Aplin and Schnieder pursued internships at the Taylor construction site while McIntire worked with the company's legal team.
All three will be attending college in the fall and hope to use this experience going forward in their careers and future jobs.
According to Samsung, the internship ends on Tuesday. They will hire another 24 interns for next summer. Interns are able to gain experience in a variety of fields, including infrastructure technology, construction and engineering.
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