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Brianna Karelin


Brianna Karelin. Photo/provided

A native of Columbus, Ohio, Brianna Karelin was a fantastic Construction Management student. Her last co-op was with Helix Electric in Oakland, Calif., where she developed a process that saved Helix a significant amount of money. The company quickly offered her a full-time job, which she accepted.

Morgan Beer

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Morgan Beer (R) with her co-op advisor Aaron Burdette. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative+Brand

Biomedical Engineering major Morgan Beer co-oped with Minimally Invasive Devices and Boston Scientific, where her supervisors were impressed with her initiative, attention to detail, organization, and leadership skills. Morgan also served as president of UC’s Society of Women Engineers. She now works in Johnson & Johnson’s Global Operations Leadership Development Program.

Nicholas Hunt

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Nicholas Hunt (R) with co-op advisor Beth Anne Herrin. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative+Brand

A native of Cincinnati, Nicholas Hunt completed his last co-op in Industrial Design with Evolve Collaborative consultancy in Portland, Oregon. Nick worked on projects from multiple industries and company brands. One of his most memorable moments was learning to surf with the entire team at Evolve. He is pursuing a career in industrial design for outdoor gear.

Megan Dorning

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Megan Dorning (R) with co-op advisor Annie Straka, Ph.D. Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative+Brand

Megan earned a degree in Communication with a minor in Marketing and a certificate in Public Relations. She completed co-op terms with BHDP Architecture and Design, Findlay Kitchen, and the digital marketing agency GNGF. Her co-op experiences helped her discover a passion for writing, branding, and the design industry.

Saachi Neki

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Saachi Neki (center) with co-op advisors Erik Alanson (L) and Susie Mahoney (R). Photo/Andrew Higley/UC Creative+Brand

Saachi is a high-achieving student in the information technology co-op program. She gained technical employment experience with Johnson and Johnson Medical Devices and most recently Fifth Third Bank. Saachi has also been a leader in the School of IT’s Women in Technology student organization.