Hometown | Howland, Ohio
Major | Mechanical Engineering
Company | Gerber
Location | Fremont, Michigan
Position | Process Intern
What are your general co-op duties?
As a Process Engineering Intern at Gerber, I am learning about food processing and manufacturing where I work to find solutions to technical problems that arise regarding effective product flow, safety, and quality.
What surprises/unexpected outcomes have your experienced on co-op?
As this is my first co-op experience, I was surprised to see how engineering, operations, safety, and many other departments work together to accomplish tasks and goals. It is certainly a collaborative effort!
What has been the coolest part of your co-op experience?
The coolest part of my co-op experience is making the connection between the classroom and the work that I am doing and being able to see my work implemented at the factory.
How will your co-op influence your career?
Based on my co-op experience, I have found that I enjoy and have further interests in manufacturing and would love the opportunity to work in this industry more in the future!
What have you learned as a co-op that you wouldn't have learned from your coursework?
I learned that colleagues from many different areas of expertise communicate with each other and work together to solve problems and accomplish tasks.