Co-op Spotlight, Pt. I
by Rachel Kaschner | April 29, 2011
You might be wondering what an engineering student does during an internship or a co-op. Well look no further than the ECS Job Blog! Today we are featuring our first "cool co-op", Eamon Kelly--a current OSU ME student--who worked for Cedar Fair Entertainment Company. Here's what Eamon had to say about his experience "Fixing the Biggest, Baddest, and Most Intense Roller Coasters in the World"...
What's more intense than riding one of the world's tallest roller coasters? Riding an elevator 425 feet to the top to inspect it. As an intern at Cedar Point, it was my job to inspect and repair the roller coasters of the park, including Top Thrill Dragster, Millennium Force, Maverick, Raptor, and the rest. From inspecting the hardware on the trains to the equipment on the lifts, I got the experience of a lifetime, learning the intricate details of how the biggest and most intense thrill rides in the world are designed and maintained. I will never forget the view from atop both Millennium Force and Top Thrill Dragster, looking over lake Erie from 300 and 425 feet, respectively.
"Attitudes are contagious. Are yours worth catching?"
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