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Engineering Co-op

May - August 2022 • Kettering, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed how open everyone at the company was to answering my questions and just talking about what specifically they did. My team also made sure to tailor my experience to what I wanted. For example, I wanted to make sure to go on a few site visits and they made it happen. It was also really rewarding seeing how much autonomy I gained in my tasks as the summer progressed because they trusted in my work.

What I wish was different

I wish I had spent more time in the beginning meeting more colleagues. It has been fun interacting with them but I wish I had done it sooner. Also, it would have been nice if I took note of who to go to for what when I first met them. Like go to this person for timesheet questions, this person for access to your software, or this person for tech problems. I figured it out over time, but it is good to just have that info from the beginning.

Advice

With this and any co-op, make sure to ask lots of questions. It not only helps so you're not sitting there struggling but also shows that you're invested in your own learning experience. Take the extra time initially to figure out the why behind the work you are doing because they will keep using terms over and over again and you will be able to understand what's going on. To help make asking questions easier, get to know the people around you.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Dayton, OH

What I liked

Heapy is a fantastic company with some of the best mentors. They are dedicated to helping the students learn and hold monthly progress meetings.

What I wish was different

This was an interesting time in history and I think Covid had a big impact on the company.

Advice

This was a great experience to have for anyone considering this position I would recommend it. This is a wonderful company where you will get the chance to socialize and meet many professionals.
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