Mary Mitchell is a chemical engineering undergrad who wrote about her experience working for the Flint Group as part of a co-op.
I worked in the technology department, which is part of Flint Group’s research and development department.
My position afforded me the opportunity to learn and advance my critical thinking skills in various projects in a lab setting while analyzing and interpreting data which would be used to develop new products. Additionally, I provided troubleshooting and scaled up newly developed products to production scale while providing research and testing new ideas to assist the company in becoming more sustainable while simultaneously cutting costs.
The most valuable benefit was definitely the more practical view I gained of engineering as well as what to expect in the workplace and how to conduct myself as an engineer.