Industry: Computer Science/Technology
Type of Internship: Agriculture/Animal Care/Environmental, Research: Physical Sciences
Student Name: Molly Greer
Graduation Year: 2016
Major: Environmental Studies, Geological Sciences
Minor: None
Position Title: Student Intern
Hours: 16 hours per week
Paid or Unpaid: Paid, part-time

What do you do as an intern at this organization?

As an intern at Towill, I assisted with many mapping projects. Some of my responsibilities were matching aerial photographs with known ids from Google Earth, distinguishing structures in LiDAR data, and working with the project manager on other aspects of ongoing projects.

How did you find this internship?

Port of Oakland

What do you enjoy most about your internship?

At Towill, I was able to learn about a different aspect of mapping -- and with that, many new softwares.

What do you find challenging?

Learning new computer programs

What advice would you offer to someone who wants to make the most of an internship like yours?

Ask a lot of questions because the people you are working with do not expect you to understand everything that you are doing.

About the Organization

Concord, California

Towill, Inc. is a premier provider of geomatics services and technologies offering a broad range of advanced surveying, mapping, and geospatial solution services which include land surveying; high accuracy specialty surveying; digital and film-based aerial photography; airborne, terrestrial, and mobile Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR); digital 3D and 2D photogrammetric mapping; volumetrics; and geographic information systems (GIS). Building on a successful business established in 1955, Towill has continually maintained a reputation for innovation and excellence in the geomatics profession. We have grown into an industry leader with approximately 100 employees in offices strategically located throughout California, Colorado, and Texas, offering our services throughout the United States and Pacific Rim.