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    Hello, I recently received a co-op in manufacturing. I was wondering what projects people worked on on their co-ops/internships and what did you learn from it?


    Amanda Bostwick

    Hi I did a co-op last spring at a manufacturing company that produced ruggedized computer hardware. One of primary duties was working on corrective actions. For example, if we found that one of our products was having high fall-out during testing our team would investigate the problem by collecting data from the project manager, test teams, production floor, etc. in order to determine the root cause. We’d then work with different teams to come up with short-term and long-term plans with preventive similar fall-out/dealing with customers, etc. It was definitely my favorite part of the job. Another project I worked on was standardizing our calibration and verification procedures for frequently used equipment/tools in production. Overall, I really enjoyed working in manufacturing I feel like I learned many problem solving skills and strengthened my ability to work on a team.


    Rakesh Bagade

    Internships for professional careers are similar to apprenticeships for trade and vocational <b>jobs</b>. Although interns are typically college or university <b>students</b>, they can also be high school <b>students</b> or post-graduate adults. On occasion, they are middle school or even elementary <b>students</b>.

    <b>Co</b>-<b>ops</b> are traditionally full-time, paid positions. “<b>Internship</b>” usually refers to a one-term work assignment, most often <b>in the</b> summer, but not always. <b>Internships</b> can be full- or part-time, paid or unpaid, depending on the employer and the career field.

    A. <b>Co</b>-<b>op students earn</b> high school credits, but <b>do</b> not <b>get paid</b>. Some employers choose to provide a modest honorarium to assist <b>students</b> with work related expenses, however, this is not common and is not expected. 2. … The aim of <b>co</b>-<b>op </b>is to <b>earn</b> credits while obtaining experience in the workplace.

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    Hello, I am completed two internships at a medical device company where I was given continuous improvement projects in the areas of data analytics and manufacturing. Both projects allowed me to apply my Lean Six Sigma knowledge from my coursework to a real world environment which taught me how difficult it can be to implement common engineering strategies to a real world setting. For example, in class we often do problems that work out well on paper however when trying to do these same types of problems in reality, there are often unforeseen obstacles. Therefore, I think having an experience such as an internship or co-op can help prepare you for work after college and help you learn how to approach problems in a way that are well received by the company.

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