Author Archives: Chandler

Midway and Thriving

As quickly as we walked into the first day of classes, we are now hunkering down for the final push to the end of a great semester. Crazy, right? It’s incredible to think about how far we have come since … Continue reading

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Houston, we have landed.

It isn’t uncommon to see in job descriptions for positions in the medtech industry with the words “Willingness to travel: 25%, 50%, etc.” That’s such an exciting prospect for someone like myself, being paid to travel the country and to … Continue reading

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Don’t Stop Validating

It seems like a lifetime since my last blog post, and due in part to travel, project development, and still getting acquainted with Houston humidity, I would say so. I had originally planned classes around two days of the week, … Continue reading

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What a Whirlwind

I thought I had gotten past the inclement weather when I graduated from Rochester, where Timberland boots and thick winter coats were a testament to the blizzards and bitterly cold winds that passed there for most of the academic year. … Continue reading

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Rise Above the Challenge

Blink. I consume my first meal in Costa Rica – Subway’s Wednesday ‘Sub of the Day,’ the Pizza Sub. Blink. We are scribbling furiously in our notebooks as I hear the gargled call of what sounds like drowning during a … Continue reading

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Week 10: Seeing The Bigger Picture

As we dive into our final four days of our internships with Boston Scientific, I honestly feel that I have just begun drilling deeper into the neuromodulation iceberg. Whereas in many internships, this is the time where things begin winding … Continue reading

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Week 9: A (Chan)ge of Pace

I am a fan of variety, and not just because people have tagged it as the spice of life. Variety is engaging, but it can also be random and unsuspecting. It keeps people on their toes. It has helped me … Continue reading

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Week 8: Never a Quiet Day

In my experience, there has always a period midway in an internship phase where my motivation is stifled by the imprecise direction of my work. I question the quality of my work and whether I am providing benefit for the … Continue reading

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Week 7: The Engineering Nomad

Waking up three minutes before the bus was supposed to depart for work on Friday is never a pleasant experience, but when the rush to get ready and out the door (in the same time it takes to brew the … Continue reading

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Week 6: Stimulated.

I was just recently video chatting with a friend back in the states, and it was incredible to hear about her new position as an ophthalmic technician in Boston. She described her busy work schedule, how she already had begun … Continue reading

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