In today’s business society, the role of the intern has developed into so much more than what initially once was. Interns used to be coffee mules and paper filers. That approach is dying, interns carry so much more value these days as they are really the wave of our future in all industries. Interns know the cutting edge technology, they have been taught efficiency, and most educational institutions have worked really hard to teach them how to be apart of a team.

Schneider & Company values its interns extremely highly, they are apart of our everyday operations and take part in some of cutting edge innovations and projects. This years intern is Lyall Beveridge, he comes to us from Sydney, Australia. Lyall first gained interest in our company when he was a foreign exchange student in high school living with Mark and Terri Schall.

We sat down with Lyall to learn a little bit more about him, his work passions, and some of his aspirations, here’s what we found out…

Where do you go to school? What is your major ? How much longer do you have?
I study Mechatronic Engineering and Computer Science at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Australia. I have 2.5 years remaining in my degree.
 What is your dream job?
One involving the implementation or development of cutting edge automation technology in an industry where I can have a significant and positive impact on society at large i.e. increasing manufacturing productivity, agricultural food security and many more.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
I want to be seen as someone with extensive technology experience who can be trusted to lead projects of any sort to completion. (And hopefully vaccinated for COVID-19!)
What was the most difficult thing you have done at SC so far?
Definitely ordering parts, building and testing an electrical distribution panel with Chris Nelson for Schneider’s new RCM Pick & Place Cell.
What is your favorite project you’ve worked on here?
I have definitely enjoyed learning to program the Epson Robots through the training course here at Schneider and have been lucky enough to apply that knowledge to actual applications for industrial customers.
What is your favorite thing about Michigan?
Certainly the Buick I get to drive to work and Detroit Style Deep Dish pizza. The snow is also a bonus.
What do you like to do for fun when you are not quarantined. 
Playing on my social futsal team and watching my favorite Rugby team the New South Wales Waratahs at the pub with my mates.
Lyall, is a great young talent and we hope that the skills he learns at Schneider & Company stay with him his entire career!