|Company:||NASA Johnson Space Center
|Hometown:||Crown Point, IN
|High School:||Indiana Academy, 2007
I chose to attend Purdue because it is a great value for engineering students and has close associations with NASA. During my freshman year, I was curious about different career options, so I decided to try interviewing for Co-Op positions. The Purdue Co-Op Program made it easy to take advantage of many opportunities in a short period of time during Co-Op Days.
Johnson Space Center is very exciting and especially unique because it is one of the few places in the world that is directed to manned spaceflight. I really like the diversity of engineering opportunities at JSC. It's empowering to explore my own interests and deveop real projects in fields I enjoy.
Being a Co-Op is great for getting real-life engineering experience before graduation. It helps students develop very meaningful relationships with employers and immerses them in a working environment. It is also a great opportunity to set yourself apart from other students. The experience has really helped me develop skills applicable to class and life in general.