Internship Spotlight: Julia Petty, TEP

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Julia Petty BSBA ‘25 (Marketing) was an Eller Partnership Office TEP Project Intern at TEP in Tucson, Arizona.

What was the process for getting this internship, job, or summer experience?

There was an email application process where I had to send in a resume and a short body of text about why I was interested in the experience.

What was a typical day like?

Most of our team worked individually and would share our work during our weekly meetings. We would delegate tasks to different individuals and consolidate our work weekly. Tucson Electric Power also sat in on many of these meetings where we got to share their progress with them.

What was your favorite part of the experience?

My favorite part of the experience was the ideation process. We were given a general task of creating a dashboard for the company, but the whole team had several brainstorming sessions about how to create the best dashboard. Seeing the final product compared to our initial ideas was very rewarding and cool to see.

If you worked on a big project, please describe it below:

The final project that our team delivered was an Excel dashboard for TEP. We used Python and Excel to create an interactive dashboard for the company. I had to learn some Python skills and was able to use the Excel skills that I have learned so far in my classes. Overall, the project was a great learning experience and I am very grateful that I was able to participate in it.