Biomedical Networking

October 17, 2013 — Leave a comment

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.

A College Town

September 27, 2013 — Leave a comment

One of my favorite parts about being a WIT student is being in Boston. By far, being a Boston college student has been one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. The city always has different events and concerts and things going on. There’s museums and art exhibits just across the street as well as the Boston Aquarium on the east side of Boston.

For me personally, the amount of parks and fields is the best part though. As I’m writing this I’m getting ready to head over to a park across the street from WIT where I play pick up soccer. Whenever I have friends come visit who are not from Boston, they are always shocked by how beautiful the city is. Parks, fields, gardens, historical sites- people often don’t realize all that Boston has to offer. I’ve been here for over a year now and still love exploring the city to find new places!

What a crazy start

September 12, 2013 — Leave a comment

This first week of classes has been crazy, and it looks like the second one won’t be too much easier! Starting back on Sunday, we had just finished wrapping up WOW (Wentworth Opening Week) to welcome our new incoming students. I was a team leader for this and was on campus the prior two weeks to help prepare for it, so after all that work of welcoming students, going to training, giving tours of Boston, it was probably time for some rest and relaxation, right? Not for me though, I had half of Sunday and all of Monday to go home (one hour away from WIT), pack up all my belongings, move into my apartment back in Boston, and get all my supplies ready for classes starting Tuesday. I did it; I don’t how, but I did it. Classes were fairly easy since it was the first week, and I am finally adjusted into my new living space.

This upcoming week also looks to be another crazy one; I think I have more crazy weeks than I do easy ones now that I think of it. In addition to classes I have meeting with three different staff members, a tour to give, a soccer game to play, a professional soccer game (Brazil vs. Portugal) I have tickets to and am extremely excited about, a blood test to see if I can be a bone marrow donor to a leukemia patient, two social events I’m helping out at, and then an exit interview for WOW. If it looks busy typed out, you should see how it looks on my calendar. This is me though, I love being involved on campus and helping out wherever I can. Oh, and it is my twenty-first birthday this weekend! Guess I forgot about it while looking at everything else coming up!