Current Job Title:
Sr. Mechanical Design Engineer
Stryker – Sports Medicine
Describe your current job:
Identification of user (surgeon) needs, creating the appropriate functional specifications, design and development of the end-product. In addition, supporting manufacturing, testing, and sustaining of current product.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
Improving the lives of patients through the development of new and advanced medical technologies. Having played sports my whole life, working in the Sports Medicine Business Unit was a natural fit for me.
How did your internship impact your career development?
I worked at DENSO Manufacturing Michigan, Inc. for a year as a co-op in production engineering. This provided me with exposure to a professional work environment, experience, and a "foot in the door" to my new career.
What advice do you have for others pursuing a career similar to yours?
It is not always easy to prioritize your studies in college; there are always distractions. Set goals for yourself, put forth the effort in class, and get as many internships or co-ops as you can. These not only provide you with financial income during college (at least most of the time), but are key to building a strong resume and finding a career you love.