Shadow an Engineer Fall 2017

Participating Companies

Accenture Labs, San Jose, CA

Date(s): December 18-21, 2017 (You will be shadowing at this company for 2 day within this time frame)

Requirements: U.S. Citizenship and Non-Disclosure Agreement


Accenture Labs Research and Innovation professionals possess deep research and analysis expertise, shaping research, analysis and insights that enable Accenture and our clients to generate global impact through identification, development and implementation of proprietary and innovative ideas.

At the Labs, our people thrive on creating new opportunities:  envisioning solutions that make technology useful to real customers; understanding the business challenges that some of the world’s greatest companies face; and applying research and new technology to solve those problems.

We bring a background of entrepreneurship to have a global impact by incubating and launching new initiatives.  We connect big ideas with the technical chops to back up and deliver on the valuable insights our people bring to the table every day.

We’re a different kind of Lab, working with some of the most promising new technology companies to open up new business opportunities, and we’re looking for people who want to grow their career by becoming part of our exciting team.

Box, Redwood City, CA

Date(s): January 8-12, 2018 (You will be shadowing this company for 1 days)

Requirements: Non-Disclosure Agreement


The idea for Box originated from a research project Aaron Levie worked on while at USC. He shared his concept for a simple content sharing platform with his childhood friend, Dylan Smith, and the two built the Box platform in 2005. Soon after, they moved to a cottage in Berkeley with their first round of funding—Dylan’s online poker winnings of $20,000—to pursue their goal: to change the way people worked.

Today, Box helps millions of customers worldwide untether from their desks and share content in the cloud. People can now work anywhere, on any device and collaborate across the globe with complete ease and security.

Working at Box is far more than a job—it’s an opportunity to make your mark. From Sales to Engineering, your day is filled with intriguing projects and challenges that work directly toward our product and business initiatives.

Whether you’re an intern or a new grad, you’ll be a full-time member of a small team working on a projects big and small.

Lendlease (US) Construction Inc., San Francisco, CA

Date(s): December 18-20, 2017 and January 3-12, 2018 (You will be shadowing at this company for 2 days within this time frame)

Requirements: N/A


Lendlease is one of the world’s leading integrated construction companies primarily focused on large urban mixed-use and infrastructure projects. Some of our most well-known projects include the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Citi Field (home of the NY Mets baseball team), 432 Park (tallest residential building in the Western Hemisphere) and the renovation of Grand Central Terminal in NY, Trump International Hotel & Towers in Chicago, and Oceanwide Plaza in Los Angeles. Students will have an opportunity to experience the daily teamwork, problem solving, and management required for different stages of a construction project.

NetApp, Sunnyvale, CA

Date(s): December 18, 2017 - January 12, 2018 (You will be shadowing this company for 2 days)

Requirements: Non-Disclosure Agreement


Throughout the world, leading organizations count on NetApp for software, systems, and services to manage and store their data. We help enterprises and service providers envision, deploy, and evolve their IT environments. Customers also benefit from our open collaboration with other technology leaders to create the specific solutions they need. Our team is passionate about customer success. Our company culture and work environment support that dedication. Together with our global network of partners, we are united in one goal: to help our customers achieve the outcomes that matter most to them.

Whitson Engineers, Monterey, CA

Date(s): January 8th - January 12th, 2018 (You will be shadowing this company for 2 days)

Requirements: Non-Disclosure Agreement, U.S. Citizenship


WHITSON ENGINEERS is a general civil engineering and land surveying firm, founded in 1979, concentrating on residential and commercial land development and governmental engineering services. The firm's projects are located primarily in Monterey, Los Angeles, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties, and a vital part of the firm's goals is to continue to provide services specific to these areas. In 2002, we opened our Southern California office to serve our expanding client base with quality engineering services.  In May 2007, we opened a third office in Santa Cruz County. Our Santa Cruz County office is conveniently located for our Santa Cruz area and Santa Clara County clients.

The firm was awarded one of the Best Places to Work in Monterey County for our innovative leadership and management style, collaborative and energetic culture.

Our goal is to expose students to a wide variety of projects. The firm's engineers and land surveyors are enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge and are committed to making the student's experience challenging and enjoyable.

ENGEO, Downtown Oakland, CA

Date(s): December 18-22, 2017, December 26-29, 2017 or January 2-12, 2018 (You will be shadowing this company for 3 days)

Requirements: N/A


ENGEO provides services in geotechnical engineering, geology, environmental engineering, water resources, stormwater management, and land development. We are an employee-owned business, and we encourage employees to be involved with many aspects of the company. We have a culture of entrepreneurial, independent thinkers who take personal responsibility for their careers, practices and making ENGEO more successful.

ENGEO has earned a reputation not only for technical excellence, but also for our collaborative culture across traditional technical disciplines and between offices. We are all in this together, and this collaboration enhances our ability to serve and even continues outside of the workplace. At  ENGEO, we emphasize fun and camaraderie.

Externs will have an opportunity to shadow engineers in their day-to-day work lives, which may involve office or field tasks. In addition, we have a soil testing laboratory in San Ramon where externs can learn about the variety of tests we perform and help out with projects.

Sift Science, San Francisco, CA

Date(s): January 8-12, 2018 (You will be shadowing this company for 1 days)

Requirements: N/A


Sift Science uses machine learning to identify and protect against online fraud and abuse. Students will be paired with a host engineer as they go about their work. A typical day will involve some combination of coding, meetings, debugging, lunch with the team, etc.

Meraki, San Francisco, CA

Date(s): January 8-12, 2018 (You will be shadowing this company for 2 days)

Requirements: Non-Disclosure Agreement


Networking is complicated. Meraki is making it easier, faster, and smarter. Our products are used in over a million networks worldwide; you’ll find them in classrooms, coffee shops, hospitals, and hotel rooms. Better networking means that businesses run more smoothly, and more people have reliable access to the information they need.

From the hardware to the firmware to the intuitive management interface and the distributed backend that powers it, Meraki’s engineers hack every layer of the stack. The resulting integration provides benefits unmatched in the networking industry: over-the-air firmware upgrades for increased security, templated configuration for managing distributed enterprises, and fully automated topology visualization for easier monitoring, to name only a few. And we’re always building new features, meaning that our wireless access points, switches, firewalls, phones and cameras keep getting better, even after they’re purchased.

As a new graduate or intern joining the Meraki engineering team, you will immediately own such features: your code will help provide faster and more reliable Internet access to millions of people in more than 170 countries. Come join Meraki and help build the next generation of cloud managed networks.

Miroculus, San Francisco, CA

Date(s): December 18th, 2017 (You will be shadowing this company for 1 days)

Requirements: Non-Disclosure Agreement


Noninvasive and recurrent testing is possible through the examination of microRNAs in biofluids. Miroculus provides a novel microRNA detection platform that enables healthcare providers to diagnose and monitor disease at the molecular level.

Miroculus technology can be used by minimally trained laboratory technicians in any setting, making microRNA based diagnostics more accessible than ever before.

We are an international team of scientists and engineers from diverse disciplines and sectors including molecular biology, bioinformatics, analytical chemistry, microfluidics, data science and oncology, committed to deliver transformative diagnostics.