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                OUR CO-OP CLOSE-UPS PROVIDE AN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK AT STUDENTS FROM A RANGE OF CO-OP PROGRAMS. OLIVIA AGUIAR
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
“Beyond gaining expertise and building my professional network, Co-op provided me with an opportunity to learn more about myself, facilitating my journey through university and professional career fields. If I had never completed placements with the SFU’s IPML, BCCA GSC and PSD-Nepal, my university experience would have been hollow and incomplete. The invaluable practical experience I’ve acquired and people I’ve met have built me as a professional and more importantly as a person.”
MORGAN BEER
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
Morgan Beer, a senior at the University of Cincinnati, is studying Biomedical Engineering. She completed five co-op semesters, two at Minimally Invasive Devices and three at Boston Scientific, both medical device companies. Her experiences helped shape her career path. She says, “I started college intending to go on to medical school. Through my co-ops, I discovered a passion for building medical devices and understood the impact I could make on medicine as an engineer.”
ANN (LISSA) BRAUTIGAM
PRECISION CASTPARTS CORPORATION
“I have worked for PCC in multiple co-op rotations since 2016. My first experience with the company was at the PCC Wyman Gordon facility in Grafton, MA. In that role, I was given a significant responsibility in scheduling operators, managing
the flow of products, and coordinating with other processes within the backend production area. My second co-op was within PCC Engineered Products division at the Avibank facility in Burbank, CA. My time with PCC was beyond compare;
I was challenged and given opportunities to make a real impact. Upon graduation, I will be starting full-time with PCC’s Management Development Program.”
BRIANNA CARRELS
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
“This past summer I was working at the BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) researching diabetes. The goal of my project was to develop a method that could detect the onset of diabetes and determine how severe a diagnosis was. I was exposed to faculty presentations, workshops and mentorship throughout my co-op experience at BCCH. Through this opportunity I was able to explore many facets of research at the hospital and develop my own skills as a researcher.”
SHAUNA DUGGAN
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK
Shauna, a fourth year student at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is majoring in a Bachelor of Business Studies. She did her coop/internship with Schroder in Luxembourg. Shauna says of her coop: “The eight months that I spent in Schroders Luxembourg gave me the best opportunity to develop my confidence and professional skills within an international and dynamic working environment. This experience showed me the importance of strategic human resource management and has strengthened my interest in pursuing a HR career.”
     

















































































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