Qingfeng Zhang

Company: Ingersoll Rand
Company URL: http://careers.ingersollrand.com/
School: Industrial Engineering
Hometown: Ningbo, China
High School: South Central High School, KS May 2009
Expected Graduation: 2012

Purdue has one of the best engineering programs in the US. Once I had decided to go for engineering, Purdue was my top choice. The Co-Op program provided me an opportunity to gain work experience and had an exposure to the life outside the campus.

My Co-Op employer Ingersoll Rand- Trane had a very friendly working environment and I had the chance to work in a cross-functional team with people from different backgrounds. One of the challenges I had encountered was understanding of the professional terms of the manufacturing process.

What I've gained academically and on the job that I feel gives me an advantage:

  1. Gain more work experience with a longer working term
  2. Have a better understanding of the knowledge you learn in class after doing the Co-Op