Yesterday, I was fortunate enough to attend an event here at Wentworth that put me in contact with several potential, future employers. Our Career Services hosted a networking event in which about ten different medical device companies sent representatives to campus to discuss their industry. We got ten minutes in a small group with each representative to ask them anything we wanted. For me, this was a fantastic chance to find out what my potential future employers would be looking for in graduates!
In addition to learning about fulltime employment chances, I also got to learn a lot about how our co-ops work at WIT and what companies generally have co-op students do. This summer I will go on my first co-op semester and my hope is to work in the medical device industry. It is very fast paced and challenging, but also rewarding. Many of the companies said that when they hire on co-ops, they get assigned one main project that they can call their own for their term with the company. The students will work with mentors and other professionals, learn how to properly document all their work, see what the everyday life of an engineer looks like, and gain invaluable real-world experience. The companies make it an exciting and fun learning period for the students, and I am already excited about starting it.