Monthly Archives: July 2016

Week 5: Spanish Challenges

One of the greatest challenges during the past few weeks has been the language barrier. I took Spanish classes for four years in school, but had no other experiences with the language until coming to Costa Rica. Now, having to … Continue reading

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Halfway Through the Internship!

This week was very intense compared to the rest as we got to do a little bit of everything in a relatively short amount of time. On Monday we attended a Sampling Plan & Validation training which really helped understand … Continue reading

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Liberia and GMI

Let me tell you a story.   A Costa Rican man wakes before dawn. His family, wife and five children, sleep soundly though the house—open to the outside as there is no door—is warm, the air sticky and filled with … Continue reading

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Communication is Key – Week 5

This past week at work was tough. I got through it, but there were bumps along the road that made the week a little frustrating at times. The biggest bumps were caused by rifts in communication. Communication is key, especially … Continue reading

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Week 4: Research and Realizations

This internship at Boston Scientific is the first internship I have had at a medical device company. Therefore, these past three weeks have been a new experience and have opened my eyes to many aspects of the field. At the … Continue reading

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More Training!

Being my first internship experience, this is the first time I have to go through such an intensive period of training – not to mention the plethora of documents and procedures that must be read for all the different tasks … Continue reading

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Finding My Comfort Zone – Week 4

Working in manufacturing engineering these past few weeks has definitely put me outside of my comfort zone. The medical technology discussed at work is all familiar, but the jargon and approach to solving manufacturing problems still seems a bit foreign … Continue reading

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Week 4: Prototypes and Communication

While we (Michael, Erica, and myself) were sitting in the hot springs in Arenal this past Saturday, Michael asked us what the most challenging part of the internship has been. The answer was simple and immediate: the language barrier. I … Continue reading

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