My internship at Christie Digital has been quite an eye-opening experience so far. Due to my interest in the field of engineering as a potential career option, it’s an amazing opportunity to be immersed in an environment where I can learn about a type of engineering I’ve never considered before – optical engineering.
As an Engineering Assistant, I am currently collecting data on all the projectors that Christie has produced to create a catalogue of their characteristics; this is something that hasn’t been done before, but would create a lot of convenience for everyone in the future, and I’m really happy to be working on something that will be impactful later on, even after I’ve finished my internship.
I was pretty confused for the first week, but quickly got the hang of it. It’s a bit complicated to explain, but my project involves measuring the light output of each individual projector using a spectrometer. This output is crucial in ensuring the colours of images are reproduced accurately. It’s awesome to be able to work with equipment I’d otherwise never get to use, and it’s also given me a chance to refine my Microsoft Excel skills – although it’s likely the latter will be much more useful in my future career and studies.
I’ve loved it so far, and I’m really excited for what the last two weeks will bring!
P.S. – Christie has a special something in August: ‘Ice Cream Thursdays’. Without fail, at 2:00 pm, a cheery tune will be played over the intercom, prompting everyone to head down to the cafeteria and get an icy treat :D