What I liked
First Semester. The aspect I liked most about my time here at Clariant are the workers and environment the company creates; specifically, how every worker from production, quality, engineering, etc. are always helpful and ready to answer any questions I might have. This community at Clariant allows me to understand a system and/or problem from multiple perspectives and gain new insight on an issue. In terms of my labor tasks, I enjoyed how I am provided different types of tasks so that I better understand the tasks of the engineers; for example, I receive long-term projects to which I am supposed to complete in a few weeks, weekly tasks I am supposed to finish by the end of the week, and daily tasks I am to finish by the end of the day. This work environment allows me to receive a broad perspective on my future responsibilities as an engineer in the chemical field. The community at Clariant allows me to gain further insight on my daily, weekly, and monthly projects from all aspects of production, quality, engineering, etc.
Second Semester. This semester I was allowed to expand my experience to new areas of the factory I had not yet been involved with; for example, this semester I worked on a new system in building 50 where I updated a few P&ID's, orchestrated a material balance project, completed a Lump Sum Project, and aided the process engineers in daily tracking measurements. Moreover, I was given the responsibility of interacting with other Clariant sites in America and other countries to aid in sample shipping or process modeling. While this semester was just an extension for many of my projects in the first co-op semester, I was also exposed to a plethora of new opportunities and branches within this field that has expanded my understanding of the field. All in all, I enjoyed how I was able to further my learning opportunity through this semester by being exposed to new branches, procedures, and systems that enlightened me to more aspects of the industrial field for chemical engineers.