http://www.heapy.com

HEAPY

Electrical Engineering Co-op

January 2022 • Kettering, OH

What I liked

I felt involved in every step of the project process, from the planning, design, execution, and eventual submittal. Additionally, my opinion was heard and respected, and my own ideas were often incorporated into the final designs of the projects. I had a lot of autonomy on the design side of the projects, and I would get lots of feedback on those designs from the engineers. All the engineers there wanted to help me learn, and I was never turned away or looked down upon for asking a question, no matter how simple that question was. It is a flexible environment that supports learning and work on one's own pace, and the company culture is outstanding with everyone being tight-knit and willing to collaborate with everyone else.

What I wish was different

The training in the first week was very long-winded, and some of it was out-of-date with the current practices of the company. This training mostly teaches you how to use Revit, the program that most engineers and co-ops use at the company. However, I wished the training was a little more hands-on and guided, as a portion of the training is watching company-made tutorial videos on the program that did not teach me how to use the program well. The training, in my opinion, would be much better done by working on small-scale projects that could either be given by the supervisor, or scenarios thought up by the training director that would help to teach you how to use the parts of the program most often used. However, after training I quickly picked up on the program, and all the engineers who know how to use it are always willing to help me learn more about it whenever I have questions.

Advice

The most important thing a co-op can do at this company is to ask questions about everything you can think of. I probably have asked hundreds of questions over my term, and the engineers there are always happy to take the time to give a thorough answer. In my experience, I grew and learned the most from projects that were a struggle for me to do and that I had to ask a lot of questions about. The insight and thought processes that the engineers taught me were useful in the future projects I worked on and will be useful in my future studies. Learn as much as you can during your co-op time, because this company likes to hire its co-ops after college.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

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.
2 people found this helpful