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May 29, 2014
Today’s post is written by industrial and systems engineering student, Jessica Salazar. Jessica is sharing the cool perks she received while interning at Wal-Mart.
This past summer I interned with Wal-Mart at their headquarters in Bentonville, Arkansas. I was a bit nervous when I found out I’d be there for the simple reason of well… it’s Arkansas. Little did I know, it would be a summer that I would never forget. The first week of my internship was also shareholders week. Every year Wal-Mart goes big for their shareholders' meeting, and when I say big, I mean BIG. The meeting consisted of thousands of employees from across the world screaming with pride. The MC was Hugh Jackman. There were performances by Kelly Clarkson, John Legend, and Jennifer Hudson. Tom Cruise made an appearance and discussed the importance of women in the workplace. Earlier that week I was … Read More
April 3, 2014
Today’s post is written by computer science engineering student, Tyler Moore. Tyler is sharing a cool project that he worked during his experience at GE Aviation.
The aviation industry is currently overhauling a very important aspect of flight – the use of composite materials and how to effectively utilize them to reduce weight and increase strength. While working in Baltimore, Maryland during the Fall 2013 semester, I worked at one of GE Aviation’s facilities – Middle River Aircraft Systems (MRAS). MRAS primarily focuses its resources on the development and construction of nacelles and thrust reversers for a wide range of aircraft.
My last major project at MRAS was to redesign a set of carbon fiber panels by replacing the current support structure with a hollow design that could still withstand the forces applied during high stress failure modes. I was one of five engineers working on … Read More
by Kaitlin Schafer | October 30, 2013
Are you an international student looking to secure an internship or full - time employment in the US? International students face certain challenges and restrictions throughout the job hunt. Maximize your chances of securing industry experience by taking advantage of networking opportunities that allow you to gain helpful advice and suggestions.
Hear from a panel of international, engineering students who successfully found internships and career employment in the US at companies such as IBM, Goldman Sachs, and Cummins Inc. Join us on Monday, November 4th at 7:30PM in 014 University Hall to learn about panelists’ experiences and tips for finding a position!
Various topics will be discussed that are aimed towards improving your job search success:
- Understanding the basics of successfully applying and interviewing for positions in the US
- Developing applicable skills that employers seek
- Building a network of contacts
- Utilizing effective job search resources
The event … Read More
June 20, 2013
Today’s post is written by industrial engineering student, Ethan Salsbury. Ethan is sharing the perks that came along with his co-op at Entrotech.Read More
"During the winter of 2012, I experienced my first co-op as an Industrial Engineer. Fortunately for me, it turned out to be a great experience because I learned a lot, met some great people, and had fun about every day. Despite these features, which made it a great place for my first co-op, the things I will remember most about my time at Entrotech were the perks that I got to enjoy on a daily basis. The first: it was a great atmosphere to work as everything was clean, comfortable, and modern. The facility included a small workout area, spacious break rooms, and a couple flat screen TVs. Every morning I would be able to come in before eight o’clock, watch a little SportsCenter while brewing …
June 10, 2013
Today’s post is written by chemical engineering student, Kyle McLaughlin. Kyle was selected by ECS as runner-up of the 2013 OSU College of Engineering Cool Co-op Award!
"For the past year I co-oped with General Motors at the Corvette Assembly Plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky. I had the coolest co-op in the country because of the great projects I was able to work on in the paint shop. I worked almost exclusively on the launch of the 2014 Corvette C7. I was sworn to absolute secrecy and product security was always a top priority. There were certain areas of the plant where I was escorted through a key card access door to sign it with the security officer before working on my assignments. The car was unveiled on January 13th and there are still many aspects of my work that I cannot discuss publicly or privately … Read More