On Tuesday, March 3, Ariel Ferrera ’21 and Jacqueline Oricchio ’21 shared their summer internship projects with the Vaughn community as part of the engineering department’s seminar series. The seminar allowed both students to touch upon their assigned tasks and the career-building experiences they acquired during their internships.
Ferrera shared insight into his summer internship with Stryker, the medical technologies firm, whose products include implants used in joint replacement and trauma surgeries, surgical equipment and surgical navigation systems among other medical device products. His presentation focused specifically on the designing and analyzing of medical devices such as reamers and oscillating saw blades.
“The highlight of my internship was the interactive experience I had with all the engineers,” expressed Ferrera. “Even as an intern, I felt a part of the team and as if my input was making a difference.”
Oricchio presented her experiences with the two internships in the aerospace division at Rolls-Royce, one of which required her relocating to Indiana to support the design team that builds turbines in engines. Upon completion, Oricchio was offered a full-time position with the company.
“Being responsible for translating information between the engineers allowed me to learn very valuable time management, problem solving and presentation skills,” stated Oricchio.
The series provided those who attended, insight to the internships offered to Vaughn students and the experiences they acquire and are able to take away to prospective careers.