Student Profiles

Alexis Conway


Alexis ‘19

Aerospace Engineering
Medina, Ohio

"Co-op has allowed me to build a broad range of experiences from the ground up. I have manufactured parts, assembled engines, and supported engines in service flying all over the world. I’m even a proud owner of an engine! The sky is the limit, and that is where I work."

Co-op Experiences

  • GE Aviation - West Chester, Ohio
  • GE Aviation - Evendale, Ohio
  • GE Aviation - Auburn, Alabama
Engineering and Applied Science student Sarah Deutsch completed a co-op at BMW in Germany.


Sarah ‘18

Mechanical Engineering
Cincinnati, Ohio

“Starting in 3rd grade, I dreamed about being able to work in a different country during college. Co-op and UC's International Co-op Program turned this dream into reality for me. My co-op experiences are incredibly invaluable and I cannot recommend it enough."

Co-op Experiences

  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation - Savannah, Georgia
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation; Savannah, Georgia
  • Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation - Savannah, Georgia
  • BMW - Munich, Germany
  • BMW - Munich, Germany
Julie Chang


Julie ‘18

Biomedical Engineering
Fairfield, Ohio

"Through my co-ops, I’ve had the awesome opportunity to work and explore career options in both industry and academia. My favorite part of my co-ops is the way it challenges me and pushes me to think creatively, while also being able to help others. Through my experiences, I’ve learned more about myself and what my passions are, which has helped me to decide the direction I’d like to go after graduation."

Co-op Experiences

  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • L'Oreal - Florence, Ky.
  • Peter Cremer NA - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - Cincinnati, Ohio
Joe


Joe ‘18

Aerospace Engineering
Succasunna, New Jersey

“The co-op experience has allowed me to try out two very different career paths to find which one I preferred. Instead of graduating with only a piece of paper that says I am an engineer, I get to graduate with the experiences to back it up.”

Co-op Experiences

  • Barnes Aerospace – West Chester, Ohio
  • Kinetic Vision – Evandale, Ohio
Joe


Joe ‘18

Civil Engineering
Cincinnati, Ohio

“I never thought I would get the international exposure that I received from my most recent co-op. Thanks to scholarships and co-op money, the experience was very affordable and pleasant.”

Co-op Experiences

  • Chinese University of Cincinnati - Chongqing, China
  • Sizemore & Company – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Walsh/Vinci Construction – Louisville, Ky.
  • Dugan & Meyers Construction Company – Cincinnati, Ohio
Alyssa


Alyssa ‘17

Chemical Engineering
Mentor, Ohio

“The basis of my job was very cool, we made bio based oil and fuel from organic things like plants, paper, and trash/wastes. In the off time from work, I was able to travel around to Belgium, Austria, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands. I never imagined how much growth I would have over such a short amount of time.”

Co-op Experiences

  • DuPont Nutrition and Health - Remington, Ind.
  • Fraunhofer Research Institute – Nuremburg, Germany
Tessa


Tessa ’19

Computer Science
Cincinnati, Ohio

“I actually started at UC majoring in Computer Engineering but then switched to Computer Science during my first co-op. I was on a research and development team and got to work on Apple Watch and iOS development which fueled my love of software. Thanks to co-op and the real world experience I got early on, I easily switched to CS. I also believe co-op sets you apart from students at other universities and is the reason I landed a co-op at Microsoft!”

Co-op Experiences

  • Siemens PLM Software – Milford, Ohio
  • TutorGen, Inc. – Ft. Thomas, Kentucky
  • Microsoft – Seattle, Washington
Kearstin


Kearstin ‘19

Construction Management
Cincinnati, Ohio

“I learned an incredible amount while in West Point and now have an excellent idea of what I want to do after graduation. Being able to work alongside some very intelligent/successful men and women in the construction industry absolutely allowed me to grow professionally. I also made some lifelong friends along the way.”

Co-op Experiences

  • John Jurgensen Company - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Walsh Construction – West Point, New York
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Isaac ‘17

Mechanical Engineering
Carbondale, Illinois

“In the workplace, first and foremost it was great getting the opportunity to learn about and work in the nuclear energy field. I fell in love with the Carolinas, and hope that a future job opportunity brings me out there to live once again.”

Co-op Experiences

  • Dow Chemical - Chicago
  • Dow Chemical - Indianapolis
  • Valeo Climate Control - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Duke Energy - Charlotte, N.C.
Taylor Bonifont


Taylor ‘18

Construction Management
Heath, Ohio

“My supervisor was awesome and allowed me to jump into different departments in an effort to get a well-rounded experience. It was my first experience on a construction site so the whole rotation was very ‘mile wide and inch deep’.”

Co-op Experiences

  • Archer Western Construction – Dallas, Texas (30 Mile Highway project)
  • Walsh Construction – Louisville, Ky. (Ohio River Bridges)
  • Walsh Construction – Chicago
  • Helix Electric - Honolulu, Hawaii
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Sarah '20

Biomedical Engineering
Granville, Ohio

"Going on this trip made me the person I am today. No joy can equal the amount of joy I had helping the families in Las Penitas build homes from the foundation up. I learned not only to work with others who spoke a different language than me, but I learned that teamwork and coming together as community is a skill that everyone should experience and have. I am thankful for that trip and I hope to be able to create medical devices that can improve the quality of life for not only the families in Las Penitas, but for everyone."

Co-op Experiences

  • Serve Beyond Cincinnati Service Trip (Las Penitas, Nicaragua)
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Luana ‘17

Architectural Engineering
Santos, Brazil

“One of my projects actually got built - a small park on the West Side of Cincinnati that I got to design all by myself. I had a great experience that allowed me to go from being scared of my first co-op to a confident engineering student who learned many new skills while working downtown.”

Co-op Experiences

  • Kroger Facility Engineering - Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Helix Electric - San Diego, California.
  • City of Cincinnati Department of Engineering and Transportation – Cincinnati, Ohio
Sean Kane


Sean '20

Electrical Engineering
Avon, Ohio

"I worked with mechanical, electrical, and nuclear engineers to develop a remote camera option for one of our nuclear facilities. I learned about design, purchasing, security measures, development, and troubleshooting during my co-op rotation. I was able to learn a tremendous amount from working in a high-class facility with truly remarkable engineers."

Co-op Experiences

  • Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Costina


Costina '18

Biomedical Engineering
West Chester, Ohio

"Cook Medical truly helped me grow personally and professionally. I organized and lead my projects, implemented verification and validation test plans, and operated on a variety of machines including autoclave, lasermike, and instron. The opportunities aligned my future career goals; at Cook Medical I was able to observe the interactions between an engineer and physician which helped me gain an understanding of how I could combine my two passions."

Co-op Experiences

  • Kinetic Vision - Cincinnati, Ohio (Imaging/Reverse Engineering)
  • Cook Medical - Bloomington, Ind. (Head and Neck Surgery)
  • Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati, Ohio (Pulmonary Biology Research)
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Kurt '19

Computer Science
Warren, Ohio

"My favorite part of the co-op program is being treated like a full member of the team on co-op. Through my semesters I’ve been granted a great deal of responsibility, and I’ve written code that has gone into production and even played a role in large decisions. I’ve also gotten to explore the software industry, working for companies of different types, sizes, and cultures. The thriving tech community in Cincinnati has given me plenty of options to choose from right here at home."

Co-op Experiences

  • Siemens PLM - Milford, Ohio (Architectural Team)
  • Etegent Technologies - Norwood, Ohio (Software Engineering)
Engineering and Applied Science student Kaitlin has completed co-ops at Kinetic Vision and Siemens PLM Software.


Kaitlin ‘18

Mechanical Engineering
Cleveland, Ohio

"Being able to see a part from its design up until its failure and then finding ways to fix it was awesome—I loved seeing the whole process. This helped me grow professionally by giving me the opportunity to work with people from many countries and helping me with my communication skills."

Co-op Experiences

  • Kinetic Vision – Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Siemens PLM Software – Milford, Ohio
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Erick ‘19

Biomedical Engineering
Hudson, Ohio

“I learned all about the ins and outs of conducting laboratory research. I learned how time-consuming and frustrating it can be, but also how rewarding it can be. I genuinely loved the science behind what we were doing, and carrying out different experiments to test the science was incredible.”

Co-op Experiences

  • Immunology Research Lab – Cincinnati, Ohio
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Charley '20

Biomedical Engineering
Columbus, Ohio

"I absolutely loved my co-op experience. I worked with a team that actually was working on a brand new humanitarian device for above the knee amputee victims. I had the opportunity to work on the creating the surgical technique, writing out the steps and modeling images in a 3D program. I got to go to a cadaver lab to test out the technique with my team as well as to take pictures of the real device to improve the 3D images. After, I met with a military surgeon panel to help advise on further improving the surgical technique. My team challenged me to get more involved in their project everyday and I am very excited to return in the fall!

Co-op Experiences

  • Zimmer Biomet - Warsaw, Ind. (Global Knee Team)
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Mitchell ‘19

Chemical Engineering
North Royalton, Ohio

“The skills that I have learned while working are beyond what is learned in the classroom because concepts are applied to real life scenarios.”

Co-op Experiences

  • The Lubrizol Corporation – Wickliffe, Ohio (Operations/Process Development)
  • The Lubrizol Corporation – Deer Park, Texas (Production)
  • The Lubrizol Corporation – Painesville, Ohio (Production)
Chris


Chris ‘19

Chemical Engineering and MBA
Westlake, Ohio

“The meaning of the work that I did was best summarized by my associate director on my final day where he told me ‘thanks to your work, we might be able to get to market before you graduate!’”

Co-op Experiences

  • Proctor & Gamble - Sharon Woods, Ohio (Product Research)
  • Proctor & Gamble - Sharon Woods, Ohio (Material Process and Delivery)
  • Proctor & Gamble – Mason, Ohio (Beauty Technology Formulation)
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Caleb '19

Computer Engineering
Bethel, Ohio

"I loved going to work each morning. I got to work closely with my fellow co-ops and mentor was always around in case I had questions. Currently, I am creating code for forest fire simulation!"

Co-op Experiences

  • Siemens PLM - Milford, Ohio (Strategic)
  • University of Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Ohio (Parallel Simulation Research)
Meghna


Meghna ‘20

Computer Engineering
New Delhi, India

“I worked on coding projects with a global team with members working from different plants like Texas, England and France. The work was challenging and meaningful.”

Co-op Experiences

  • The Lubrizol Corporation – Wickliffe, Ohio (Manufacturing Automation)
Dillon Staub


Dillon ‘18

Electrical Engineering
Florence, Ky. (The candy-stripe water tower that says “FLORENCE Y’ALL”)

"Working in another country (Germany) and speaking a different language was a fantastic experience. This experience taught me a great deal about international collaboration as well as research and development in the corporate sector."

Co-op Experiences

  • L-3 Communications Fuzing & Ordnance Systems - Amelia, Ohio
  • Robert Bosch GmbH Zentrum für Forschung und Vorausentwicklung - Renningen, Germany
  • University of Cincinnati: Bio-Inspired Electronic Devices for Medical Diagnosis Research Group - Cincinnati, Ohio
Emily Demjanenko


Emily '18

Mechanical Engineering
Columbus, Ohio

“Co-op has helped me gain a better understanding of what I want to do after graduation. I was able to work in 5 completely different departments with entirely new teams every time, all while staying in the same company! I was also pushed out of my comfort zone to get to know people and take initiative on projects.”

Co-op Experiences

  • GE Aviation - Cincinnati, Ohio (GE90 Product Support Engineering)
  • GE Aviation - Cincinnati Ohio (Sourcing Quality)
  • GE Aviation - Cincinnati Ohio (Combustors and Structures Lean Lab)
  • GE Aviation - Cincinnati Ohio (Aeromechanics)
  • GE Aviation - Durham, N.C. (GP7200 Materials)

 

Megan


Megan ‘19

Architectural Engineering
Marysville, Ohio

"I absolutely love my co-op.  Everyone at Schaefer is very welcoming and willing to work with me.  This co-op has taught me a lot about the industry and also challenged me to grow as a person and as an engineering student.  I have had the privilege of working on buildings all over the country.  I have also gone on a couple site visits to see different types of construction throughout Cincinnati, including anything from a fire station to a 10,000 square foot warehouse to a four story modern office building."

Co-op Experiences

  • Shaefer – Cincinnati, Ohio