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Day in the life of a Quality Assurance Intern

Day in the life of a Quality Assurance Intern


To get a sense of what a typical day is like for a Quality Assurance Intern, take a look at a day in the life of Claire, who worked in the Corporate Office in Willmar, Minnesota. This is an entry from her ninth week at Jennie-O Turkey Store.

7:30 a.m.

Arrive at work. Turn on my computer and check e-mails.


8:15 a.m.

Finish with e-mails and figuring out what the daily plan is. Go to the break room to make a peanut butter bagel for breakfast.


8:25 a.m.

Return to my desk and get started on my projects. Today I am finishing up a weight control project and recapping some data for another project.


10:00 a.m.

Get a phone call from my supervisor for the weight control project. Put data recapping on hold so that I can finish up this weight control project.


12:15 p.m.

After completing a new spreadsheet for my weight control project its time for a break. I decide to take lunch.


12:45 p.m.

Get back from lunch and get settled in at my desk again. Talk to my office mates and get back to work. I am waiting for the go ahead to finish my weight control project so I’m back to recapping data.


1:48 p.m.

Receive an e-mail saying that I can go ahead and make the changes to my weight control project. Put recapping data on hold so that I can make my weight control changes.


3:20 p.m.

Finish making all of the changes in the weight control system. I e-mail my project supervisor to let him know I’m ready for the next segment of the project. I receive an e-mail invitation for a training event I have to attend tomorrow. I accept it and now it’s added to my calendar. I get back to recapping data.


4:15 p.m.

I finish recapping data for the day and check e-mails one last time. I also check my calendar to see what else I have coming up so that I can have an idea of what to work on for the next day.


4:30 p.m.

It’s time to go home. I shut down my workstation and head out.