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Co-op at Allen Medical

April 27, 2016

About Me

Kevin Stanley is a fifth year Mechanical Engineering student from Trumbull, Connecticut with a business minor. Outside of classes and co-op, he is a certified personal trainer, a member of Generate and the engineering entrepreneurship club, and enjoys playing rugby. Kevin has worked as a co-op at HDR in San Francisco, California and Allen Medical in Acton, Massachusetts as well as Analogic in Peabody, Massachusetts. He will be graduating from Northeastern this upcoming May. 

Co-op at Allen Medical

What’s the most anyone can ask for in a 6-month co-op? Having the responsibility to creatively engineer products to make a difference in the medical field is a pretty solid answer to that question. That was my experience during my second co-op which was at Allen Medical in Acton, Massachusetts. The company produces medical devices to be used in the operating room. While the ultra-competitive March Madness bracket and Softball league might deceive you, during the hours of business the company wholeheartedly strives to create ingenious product development solutions in order to improve the operating experience for surgeons. The atmosphere of self-motivated and hard working employees translated very quickly to me, their first Northeastern co-op, and allowed me to work as a design engineer on their New Product Development team. While I put in the hours of designing and prototyping the products, I received not only the intrinsic reward of engineering forward-thinking medical products, I gained the opportunity to learn that my interests align in the mechanical product development field.

While I chose to come to Northeastern for a multitude of reasons, the co-ops have provided me with the repertoire to launch my career forward in product development; without co-op, I would certainly be lost.