Category Archives: Michael

Keeping Busy – Week 8

This past week of work flew by! As I expected, the four-day work week was quite busy. My projects have really been picking up, with multiple deadlines quickly approaching. The most recent team project I was put on has been … Continue reading

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Making the Most of the Last Few Weeks – Week 7

Erica, Jeannette, and I are just returning from our three-day beach vacation in Manuel Antonio, coming back to San Jose rested, relaxed, and ready to make the most of the last three weeks of our internships. If the next three … Continue reading

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GMI Short Course – Week 6

We are now more than halfway through our time here in Costa Rica! This week, the GMI students and I took a break from our internships and participated in the Medical Technology Innovation short course taught by Rice professors, Dr. … 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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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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New Projects & Dory – Week 3

As of this past week, I have finally settled into a (somewhat) normal routine during the work week! I am big into planning and scheduling, so having a consistent routine helps reduce the sense of uncertainty I feel when I … Continue reading

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Boston Scientific Internship Begins – Week 2

My first week at Boston Scientific (BSCI) was interesting, informative, and came with its own set of unique challenges–just as any of the previous internships I have had. The week started off with a standard new hire orientation on both … Continue reading

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Pura Vida! – Week 1

Wow! What a first week in Costa Rica it has been! The first week was exciting, informative, and exhausting, and overall gave me a greater understanding of the Costa Rican healthcare system and how it compares to that of the … Continue reading

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Orientation

Tomorrow is the day! The other GMI students and I will be traveling to Costa Rica with Dr. Richardson tomorrow for our global industry internships. I am incredibly excited to begin this journey as the first installment of my professional … Continue reading

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