Caterpillar Innovation Center Intern Makes an Impact

Categories : Features, Research Park
Posted on: June 21, 2021

Abhi Kapoor, A Data Analytics Intern at Caterpillar Innovation Center, shares how interns make an impact at Caterpillar.

Kapoor talks about his experience as an intern, “What’s crazy is that what I do as an intern plays a significant role for CAT Digital and our customer base. — I know that everything I code eventually will be utilized by Caterpillar employees, manufacturers, and customers around the world. “

At Caterpillar, student interns can feel confident that their work will be put to good use. Both the Research Park and Caterpillar recognize that innovative ideas come from the young and talented minds of the University of Illinois students. That is why intern programs like Caterpillar’s are at the Research Park.

In this program, students have the chance to participate in impactful Caterpillar projects while pursuing their degrees. These projects include virtual product development, digital application creation, and various optimization projects. While the internship centers heavily around technical skills, this position allows the development of soft skills as well. If this sounds like the type of environment you would like to work in, Caterpillar posts jobs for freshman to graduate students here.

Caterpillar has had a facility at the Research Park since 1999 and is the most tenured corporate partner in the Research Park. In addition, it is a longstanding strategic partner of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in research, student engagement, and philanthropy. It is also the first site to have an intern program in the Research Park.

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