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Midmark Corporation

Engineering Co-Op

May - August 2022 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

During my time at Midmark, I was presented with a lot of Engineering challenges and given the resources to complete them effectively. I was never bored while doing my work because there was a vast sense of variety in the tasks assigned to me. My mentor did an incredible job in ensuring I knew what to do next without being too easy on me, giving me the perfect environment to grow as a student. Everyone at Midmark was very supportive and helpful with any questions or assistance I may have needed.

What I wish was different

I wish the training was more tailored to the specific role you were about to work in. All of the trainings seemed more generalized, with some information presented to me never being used or thought about. Some things that would have been nice to have initial training on were not presented to me though. Fixing this aspect of starting out would allow new hires to be more comfortable in starting out and getting a hold of the fundamentals.

Advice

The piece of advice I would give is to be open and honest with your mentor. He or she is there to help you grow, and you are there to learn. Tell them about the specific jobs, tasks, or projects you liked, and they will be happy to keep you along that path. Communication is key, so always be willing to talk with others you are working with.
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Engineer co-op

January - April 2022 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

The co-op program at Midmark is very established and structured. This is very helpful because the company has a lot of experience with students and their abilities. Because of the program there are many other co-ops around which allows you to build relationships in the workplace. Everyone at Midmark is super nice and willing to help with anything you need. Overall working at Midmark has been a great experience.

What I wish was different

While the co-op program being well established is great in a lot of ways, it can also allow certain tasks to be designated as a "co-op task". While it is understandable that a student in the co-op role is not going to be alone on high level projects, it sometimes seemed like tasks done by myself and other co-ops did not seem like they were really essential to any projects. Something specific to my own position and not the fault of the program its self but my desk was pretty isolated from other departments and co-ops which made it harder to build relationships. Overall my time was positive but there were certain things that could have made it better.

Advice

Seek out opportunities beyond your department. While you are there to do work for the company and they expect work, they also want you to learn and have experiences. If you have free time seek out opportunities in a different department. Others in the company, especially other co-op mentors are very willing to let you see what they're doing and lend a helping hand. It is always good to get exposed to other things and build relationships if you ever come back to the company and work in a new department.
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Engineering Co-op

January - May 2022 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

The best part about the co-op program at Midmark is the amount of real work that is given. I worked on 18 projects that I owned as well as other people's projects during the one term that I was there. This was real work that full-time engineers would have had to do if I did not do work on it. Furthermore, Midmark has their co-ops present the work that they have done three times throughout the term. This displays how serious Midmark takes their co-op program, as well as allows the co-ops to work on their soft skills.

What I wish was different

One thing that I wish had been different would be learning more about becoming a full time engineer. Although this was my first co-op term, I am going to be a senior this coming year. Therefore, I think it would have been beneficial to hear about the process and what I need to do to become full-time. On the other hand, Midmark did document each co-ops graduation date as well as when they plan on co-oping. This shows that they care about seeing us through to graduation and doing the most that they can for us before that happens.

Advice

My one piece of advice would be to get as much out of the experience that you can. This means working hard everyday and asking as many questions as you can. The more work you do means the more you get to know about the company and it's processes and also allows you to get to work with many other people. Along that line of thought, don't be afraid to set up meetings with other departments to get a better idea of the different roles that engineers can take outside of your own department. This will ensure that you get the best idea of all the different opportunities that Midmark has to offer.
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Mechanical Egineering Co-op

January - April 2022 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

Midmark has a great co-op program that they are constantly trying to improve. The work place culture is fantastic. Everyone is very friendly and willing to help. The projects I worked on were meaningful and had an impact on the company and their product. Midmark holds several events through out the term for Co-op to help them develop as professionals .

What I wish was different

I was shuffled between a couple mentor through the term. Though this was not real anyone fault It it did make some aspects of my work a little bit more challenging. This being said I am grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from all the people that mentored me. I would have like the opportunity to do more hands on work. That being said I think they did there best to give me a variety of work.

Advice

Through out a term at Midmark you do report outs on the projects you work on. When doing these be confident in what you are talking about. No one else know your projects better than you do. When documenting you work through the engineering processes always make sure you say what your doing and do what your say. Lastly If you need help with anything do not be afraid to ask for help. Everyone there is more than will to help you.
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Engineering Co-op

August - December 2021 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

One of my favorite parts about working at Midmark is being able to see the impact your work has on the products. As well as being able to explore various paths in each department throughout the terms. I have been able to express my goals and my mentors were able to give me work that would lead me on the path to achieving those goals as well as improve my skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I started my co-ops sooner so I could have worked more terms at Midmark and been exposed to more of the departments.

Advice

In this term I was sought out more independence with my projects and I feel like that helped me prepare for being full-time after graduation. It is good to have a mentor to guide you and give advice but seeking the independence as you work more terms should be something all co-ops work towards to prepare themselves for the future.
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Data Analytics Intern

January 2021 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

I really liked the flexibility and the ability to do the internship while in school. I also liked that I had 2 bosses for 2 different departments where my workload was different. The weekly work was somewhat repetitive, but it was nice to be able to start my work for the week without much supervision, then get into more project-based work later in the week. I really enjoyed the research projects that I was given on best practices for the industry. I really was able to learn a lot.

What I wish was different

I do wish I would've been in the office with other interns and that I would have received more project work at times. The work did get monotonous at times, but management does a good job of trying to break things up.

Advice

Reach out to people across the company! They are more than willing to have a 15 min conversation about their position and experiences which can really help you determine where you fit best.
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Machine Technology Intern

May - August 2018 • Versailles, OH

What I liked

I like the environment geared towards learning and improving the processes in the manufacturing process as well as all areas of the business.

What I wish was different

Advice

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