Auburn aerospace engineering student named a Top 100 Intern by WayUp

By Virginia Speirs

Published: Sep 15, 2020 11:15:00 AM

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Dremere Woods, sophomore in aerospace engineering, was recently named to WayUp’s Intern 100 list for 2020. 

Woods has spent two semesters as a technical intern with GE Aviation, a subsidiary of General Electric and one of the top aircraft engine suppliers in the industry. Over the summer, one of his coworkers suggested Woods apply for the Intern 100 award.

“Because of the pandemic, I was only able to work for GE Aviation for one-third of the time I was supposed to,” Woods said. “Even so, I was still able to learn a great deal and accomplish a lot with them. I am extremely honored to be recognized by WayUp through GE Aviation.”

One of the main reasons he was selected for the title was because of an optional project he worked on within his co-op, Woods explained. For the project, Woods was a member of a team that created an online survey designed to discuss diversity and inclusion. The successful survey won first place in the project’s competition.

“On top of my regular aviation responsibilities, I participated in this optional competition and I did well with both,” Woods said. “That’s when people began to recognize that I had the potential to receive the award from WayUp, because I went above and beyond.”

Woods said that he has already accepted another co-op opportunity with GE Aviation in the summer of 2021, despite getting offers to work elsewhere. He said he plans to continue to work hard on the track to graduation.

WayUp is a recruiting platform designed to connect employers with students and recent grads to fill internships and entry-level positions. Launched in 2018, WayUp’s annual Intern 100 list recognizes the contribution of interns to the workforce.

Media Contact: Cassie Montgomery, cmontgomery@auburn.edu, 334.844.3668

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