Checking in from the entrance to every college students dream... the headquarters of the BEST networking (and procrastinating) technology the world wide web has to offer: Facebook Headquarters in Palo Alto, California.
I am currently on the West Coast preparing for my fourth and final coop block in mechanical engineering. Facebook headquarters was the first stop on my Silicon Valley tour over the weekend. Other headliners include Apple, Sony, Google, Tesla Motors, SpaceX, and Moog.
If you are looking to get the most out of your college experience, participating in the coop experience is an awesome way to start. My four mechanical engineering blocks have taken me all over the the industry and the nation. I have worked on products ranging from submarines - to satellites - grenade launchers - and now consumer electronics; working in product design, analysis, and manufacturing; living at home (Albany, NY), Buffalo, Vermont, and now California. RIT’s diverse profile of companies allows students to truly figure out where they want to be when they graduate - company, location, work load, etc.
I’ll be sure to keep all the followers up to date on the west coast experience - and good luck to all those in classes this quarter! @RIT_Alissa