Michael Savino

Michael Savino

Hometown: Ada, Ohio

Major: Computer Engineering

Co-op Employer: OPS Solutions

My co-op at OPS Solutions over the Winter Term was very successful. I was one of two co ops at a fairly small company (about 7 employees). Since it was so small I was given a lot of responsibility right off the bat. This really helped me learn more about the company, what we do, and how to better understand our customer's wants. At my co-op I had to go into the big auto manufacturing plants in Detroit, which I thought was pretty cool. Initially I went with some of my coworkers to install a system or assess the situation. By the end of my co-op term I was driving, installing, setting up, and teaching our systems all on my own. I even led an over-the-internet four-hour training session with a group in Germany. It was really fascinating to see how much I had grown, not only as a student, but as an engineer in only 3 months. Almost everyone I talked to during my co op was just blown away that I was 18 years old, had only completed one semester of college and was doing so much already.