Nicole Beautz is a biomedical engineering student who completed an internship with Boston Scientific. She wrote about her experience below.
My responsibilities included:
- Identifying and implementing effective process control systems to support the development, qualification, and on-going manufacturing of products to meet or exceed internal and external requirements
- Leading in the implementation of assurances, process controls, and CAPA systems designed to meet or exceed internal and external requirements
- Acting as an effective leader and team member in supporting quality disciplines, decisions, and practices
- Applying sound, systematic problem-solving methodologies in identifying, prioritizing, communicating, and resolving quality issues
- Assisting in the development and execution of streamlined business systems which effectively identify and resolve quality issues
This internship was my first real world experience with the medical device field outside of my biomedical engineering classes. I benefited greatly from networking with employees from different divisions other than manufacturing like marketing, sales, R&D, PD, and clinical. Working and having these networking opportunities within a medical device company enlightened me on the many career paths a biomedical engineer can have. There are so many options I was unaware of that my exposure onsite has shown me for my future. Understanding your work function is important, but also knowing how the company works as a whole truly helps you further your career plans.