Freshman 15

By Niki Allen

July 2016

I first fell in love with Boeing when I was a freshman in college. I was invited to participate in an information session for summer internships. During the two-hour panel discussion, we heard stories from current interns about their experiences working in corporate America.

It was then that I heard the intern from The Boeing Company describe the amazing projects that she worked on and how rewarding it felt to know she was making a difference in the lives of others. Topping it all off, she passed around a model of the F/A-18 for everyone to admire. The moment I held the model in my hands, I knew this is where I belonged.

Nearly 15 years later, I am still here — and just as excited to be here as I was back in college. Being a part of a company that has connected families, protected loved ones, and changed the world is what inspires me every single day.