Hi all, I am a mechanical engineering student (Bachelor of engineering, 4yrs) , I will finish my degree around august 2015. I will not be doing any postgrad, I want to work in industry, specifically in product development/R&D. This Christmas holidays I'll do my second and final internship. At this point I've applied for a lot of positions and am starting to hear back/do interviews. I need advice on what would look best to potential employers. These are my top three options, I don't know exactly what I'll be doing at each; 1) I have been offered an internship with my universities titanium research group. This research is very well regarded academically and receives a lot of funding. I like the professor and will meet him in the next few days to discuss/get further info. 2) A local heavy engineering firm- I've made it to the final round of interviews. They design, build, install and maintain things like condensers for large power plants. Would involve contributing to designing a propriety roll cage for 'bush' converted excavators (for forestry sector). 3) A local plastics company- No interview yet. They do injection molding, blow molding, tool making, product development, they have successfully taken to market a few 'shed' inventions. Would involve contributing to the design of a water bottle that contains a sachet in a foil packet in the lid that gets broken so the contents dispense into the water. My main question is; which would look best on my CV when I graduate and try to get into a company that does product development? 1) is probably the most 'prestigious' but in an unrelated field, also it may be hard to impress the prof. for a good reference as he's probably used to high achieving Phd students. 3) is the most related to my preferred career direction but I haven't even interviewed for it. I will find out acceptance/interview time frames soon, so will know whether i can wait for 3) or not. 2) is in industry and is a fast growing company but not the area I want to be in. All will be paid (my last internship was $18/hr) so money isn't a consideration. Any advice/comments/questions are much appreciated.