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               OUR CO-OP CLOSE-UPS PROVIDE AN UP-CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK AT STUDENTS FROM A RANGE OF CO-OP PROGRAMS.
LAUREN FIRTH
UNIVERSITY OF CANBERRA
Lauren was an inaugural graduate of the UC and PwC ‘Industry Based Learning program’ which bridges the gap between university and the professional world. She swapped textbooks for teleconferences and applied skills & knowledge from university in a professional environment. She said, “It’s such a relief knowing all the hard work has paid off....I worked on major projects and was exposed to a range of experiences. Being in the final semester of my degree, I could take all I had learned at university and apply it to the projects.” Lauren started a permanent position with PwC upon graduation.
IAN FURRY AND KENNETH PROBECK
ROCHESTER INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
In collaboration between RIT and The Strong National Museum of Play, this co-op focused on the development of the app, “The Original Mobile Games,” and includes playable dexterity games or puzzles that have been around and popular for more than 100 years. This app provides digital versions from the collections of The Strong to discuss the history and themes used in dexterity games. Users can play these historic titles risk-free, right on their mobile devices!
JACK GARRETT
CLARKSON UNIVERSITY
During the Spring of 2018 semester, Jack interned for Tesla, Inc. at the Gigafactory 1 in Sparks, NV. As an electrical engineering major and a member of the Gigafactory 1 Construction Facilities Electrical Design team, Jack produced high- level electrical designs for constructing portions of the Gigafactory 1. Jack’s immense learning from this experience led him to accept an internship offer at Tesla’s HQ in Palo Alto, CA for the Spring of 2019 semester.
MIREYSA GONZALEZ
MIAMI DADE COLLEGE
Outside of class, Mireysa Gonzalez continues to use her skills and knowledge for fun. She recently created an application to find books online. The information technology major will graduate with a bachelor’s degree from MDC in 2018 and plans to continue her studies at Georgia Institute of Technology. She is a recipient of the Grow with Google Challenge Scholarship and AT&T Aspire to Tech Scholarship. Her parents, who emigrated from Nicaragua, have inspired her to succeed.
WILLIAM HARTLEY
DREXEL UNIVERSITY
A biomedical engineering major, William completed three engaging and rewarding cooperative education experiences. He cites that his third cooperative education experience with the National University of Singapore’s Advanced Robotics Center broadened his worldview while living in Singapore. “I was able to develop advanced communication skills to facilitate meaningful interactions within the fields of biomedical, mechanical, electrical, and robotics engineering within Singapore, China, and the United States.”
     


















































































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