I’ve heard many stories from Georgia Tech peers that were cooping at different companies. Several of them summed up their duties and experience as menial tasks and odd jobs they would perform for their employers with little hands-on experience on real-world projects. INPO turned out to be the very opposite of that. From day one I started receiving professional training and guidance not just from my supervisors, but from everyone there that had experience to share. As I progressed through the semesters and gained more experience I took on more responsibility. Throughout my time here I knew my work was appreciated and useful to the company as a whole. INPO gave me that unique co-op experience where I get to see my projects and assignments in action in the real business world solving real world problems. The challenges never stopped regardless of what semester I was in and the work was varied so it always kept me interested. INPO’s work culture is very welcoming and I was never treated as a ‘lowly co-op’ but as a fully capable member of INPO team. I entered INPO as just a co-op college student, and I left feeling like professional.
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