First Name
Last Name

Douglas Giaccone

Mechanical Engineering Technology - BS

Manufacturing Operations Co-op

Young man, blond hair, arms crossed, plaid shirt, in front of engineering equipment.

Enfield, Connecticut

Degree programs
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering Technology

Year of graduation

Place of employment
UTC Aerospace in Westford, Massachusetts

Job Title
Manufacturing Operations Co-op

Work Responsibilities
I was involved in new idea development and the design of optics used in military planes for image capture, especially for maps. I used Pro-E and SolidWorks software that I learned at RIT for the projects. I really liked that I would get an airplane part, analyze it and work on the design to create a better part to take its place, or share my thoughts on how to make improvements. And, I was able to work on the manufacturing floor with the part that I designed.

How my career relates to my degree from RIT/NTID
In my classes at RIT/NTID, I learned the software needed in my field and I worked in labs and got experience that allowed me to develop my design skills and strategies for coming up with new ideas. I also learned how to be an effective member of a team, and the importance of communication.

Don’t be afraid to show off your skills. Be proactive and communicate with others. And don’t be afraid to ask questions!