Meet our fall interns

August 30, 2021

In the Print Lab

Tyler Capps

“I look forward to developing a greater understanding of how flexographic printing works. Additionally, I have found making plates and learning how to operate the flexo press to be very interesting and entertaining. After graduating in December, the goal is to start a career in medical device/pharmaceutical packaging. Healthcare packaging has always been something of interest to me. It is so bittersweet as I wrap up my last semester here, but I am excited for the things I will learn in the lab and how they can help me in my future career.”

Tyler’s LinkedIn

Lauren Zabel

“I am particularly interested in going into website design and development after graduation. I am super excited about this internship because I get to explore a world of graphics that I never thought I would work in, and it has been really eye-opening. I am enjoying learning all about flexographic printing and I am excited to see where this internship will take me!”

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Bryanna Thobe

“My career goal is to get a job that is focused on the structural design aspect of packaging. Although this internship is more focused on graphic design than structural, I believe that continuous exposure to the hands-on work that is done in the lab will still provide me with experiences and skill sets that are unlike anything that I could gain from a class.”

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In the Prototyping Lab

Maya Lange

“This is my second semester working at the Sonoco Institute. Through interning here, I have grown to love working with the students, seeing senior projects, and creating my own projects along the way. I hope to increase my knowledge of packaging science and graphics through strengthening my current skillset through hands-on experience.”

Maya’s LinkedIn

Clare Sumners

“This fall will be my second semester as a design and prototyping intern. I look forward to growing my knowledge of structural design and enhancing my Adobe Illustrator skills.”

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