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Mastodon Design

Design Engineer Intern

January 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

Excellent flexibility with a great mechanical team and supervisor. There were a lot of opportunities to work with multidisciplinary teams on meaningful design projects, which provided a great staging ground to learn new skills and meet experienced engineers. The work environment was very relaxed, one where self-starters will excel.

What I wish was different

For a first co-op, this was everything I was looking for. It would have been nice to have a little more structure at the beginning of my internship, but as I spent more time in the company this wasn’t an issue.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for help. The engineers here are intelligent and competent, and they have no problem helping interns out.
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Mechanical Design Co-op

June 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

I had a lot of freedom in design. It was a small company so it was fast-paced work but a good sense of community. I had a lot of different tasks to work on.

What I wish was different

The small business did not have everything in place that big businesses have. It was hard to find files sometimes and get the standard practices because they weren't in place yet.

Advice

If you don't understand something, ask about it. Get clarification on your question before you do something so that you don't have to go back and fix it.
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