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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.
ANDRES AGRESOT
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
“Co-op has been incredible. As a dual intern in Marketing and Human Resources for Babcock Canada, I was able to understand the complexities
of working in the defense industry, while gaining invaluable experience in how business strategy is actually implemented across departments. I was also able to attend the 2018 European International Submarine Races in the UK during my work term, where I was able to connect with senior employees in the company’s corporate headquarters.”
ETHAN ARROWOOD
WENTWORTH INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Ethan Arrowood, Computer Science ’19, completed both of his co-op semesters at Microsoft, working as a Software Engineer. After his second semester, he officially signed to Microsoft as a full-time Software Engineer, set to begin after his Summer 2019 graduation from Wentworth.
“I chose Microsoft because they offered a fantastic experience working with a legitimate engineering team, and I got to see what it is like to be a real engineer,” says Arrowood.
RACHAEL BATCHELOR
STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT OSWEGO
“My Biogen co-op allowed me to cultivate my writing, critical thinking, and communication skills and working as part of a team. The company’s fast-paced work environment, autonomy, and high expectations of my work prepared me to enter the world of public accounting. Employers want to hire candidates who are work-ready and have utilized their time in college efficiently, which my co-op gave me the opportunity to do so. I know my co-op experience helped secure my internship offer for this upcoming summer.”
CAMERON BELTON
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI
“Throughout my co-op experience I learned a lot about myself and where I wanted to be within the engineering industry. My initial goal was
to remain with one company in hopes of developing in-depth skills that would propel me to a full-time offer. Ultimately, I completed five co-ops with three different companies. Through co-op, you learn about different work environments and about yourself, which can lead to more certainty surrounding your career path and goals.”
BRIAN CHEN
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO SCARBOROUGH
From local start-ups to a multi-billion-dollar company in Silicon Valley, this Computer Science Co-op graduate has developed cutting-edge automation systems and mission-critical machine learning models that analyze and identify reoccurring issues in system builds. “Through the co-op program, I’ve been lucky enough to work with new technologies and have gained experiences to make me a more competitive candidate in a number of ways, which includes providing exposure to best engineering practices and fine-tuning my professional communication skills.”
NATHAN DUARTE
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
Nathan Duarte changed the way researchers develop strategies and materials to successfully 3D print kidney tissues. Nathan worked at the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University. He developed a novel bioink to improve cell proliferation and phenotype
in vascularized tissue on 3D printed kidney models, decreasing cell proliferation rates from 21 to 3 – 5 days. He received the 2017 faculty and national co-op student of the year awards for his accomplishments.
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