Industrial & Systems Engineering
Co-op: Business Performance Engineers
”I moved to Rochester from my home in Mexico City, so long-distance
travel is not something new to me. But I was still amazed to have
the opportunity to travel as a part of a co-op job. I was flown
across the Atlantic Ocean to work in Barcelona, Spain, for the first
three weeks of my co-op job at Business Performance Engineers, an
engineering consulting company.
“Acquiring experience through co-op and actually getting
paid sounded great to me when I was looking into colleges. For college
students in Mexico, if you find a job in your field, it is only
for a short time, and you usually don’t get paid. The experience
you gain on the job is considered your paycheck.
“My co-op at Business Performance Engineers, beyond the highlight
of a weekly paycheck, offered me an excellent opportunity to do
some real consulting work and to learn how people think and perform
in different environments and cultures. My ultimate career goal
is to run my own international engineering consulting company and
travel around the world.
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