Cadence, class of 2024, a rising senior at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, shares insights about her internship experience at the Institute of Future Technologies at De Vinci Higher Education. For the second time, an MIT student enters the Institute for Future Technologies through the MIT-France program as an intern and researcher under the MISTI program.
MISTI is an award-winning international internship program that provides a one-of-a-kind, world-class experience for MIT students and the opportunity to gain real-life work experience in leading companies and labs worldwide.
Exploring international opportunities and engineering innovation
From 2 to 6 months, MIT-France students do internships and research at leading companies, research labs, and universities in France as the IFT of De Vinci Higher Education. The IFT allows students, doctoral students, and teacher-researchers to evolve in a shared space that favors sharing knowledge and learning by doing.
Cadence W Boronkay, discusses her journey of finding an internship through MIT’s international opportunities program, her project involving a cable-driven 3D printer, and the impact of studying and working in a different cultural and innovative environment.
This international experience for personal growth and professional development is of great value to me. – Cadence.
Cadence is part of the Resilient Futures Group at the IFT, which develops sustainable and resilient technologies, embracing long-term climate change perspectives. Researchers in this group explore both alternative materials and Low Tech methodologies.
Exploring culture and engaging in tangible projects
Cadence highlights the collaborative and hands-on nature of both MIT and ESILV, where students can explore diverse avenues and engage in concrete projects.
She mentions the significance of practical learning and the opportunity to work on real-world applications, which aligns with her appreciation for the innovative culture at ESILV.
As a student interested in French and culture, I was highly motivated to immerse myself in the French-speaking environment. – Cadence.
An internship providing future career opportunities
On her overall experience, Cadence received a positive reception from the IFT and ESILV community and expressed her excitement about this international internship’s potential career opportunities.
I encourage other students to consider international experiences to broaden their perspectives, understand different working methods, and enhance their intercultural communication skills. I am so grateful for the opportunity to explore my passion for engineering in a different setting! – Cadence
Cadence is aware of the value of international exposure in an increasingly globalized world and is considering returning to ESILV soon.