I worked with Engineers for Hope during my first co-op term, between my 1B and 2A terms of the Biomedical Engineering program. Above all else, it was an extremely rewarding experience. So often, engineering jobs in industry and the corporate world are focused on increasing revenue, but the core aim of engineering is to help people. By doing CAD design and materials research for housing in the developing world, I really felt like I was putting my technical expertise to a good use, while still gaining a plethora of problem solving and engineering design skills. I also strengthened my communication and marketing skills by cold calling and delivering sponsorship packages to a variety of corporate sponsors.