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- Port Hope
- Jr. Scientist/Engineer
- Work Term
- Summer/Fall 2010 - Sep 2011
- What are your daily responsibilities?
- Set up, carry out, and decommission experiments.
Writing reports, editing/writing technical documents.
Prepping mineralogical samples.
- What were some projects you were involved in?
- Simulating radionucleotides residence time in lung fluid.
Uranium ore extraction and kinetics.
Mineral analysis of ore.
- What were strong points of your interview? Did grades matter?
- Decent grades mattered.
Doing my research ahead of time on the uranium fuel process helped.
- Which skill sets/courses were most relevant to your position?
- All our chemistry labs. Lab skills and knowledge were important.
- What did your company expect from you as a 2nd/3rd year co-op student?
- To have good chemical knowledge and be willing to get a little dirty in the lab. Just be able to work collaboratively in a lab as well as independently.
- Did you like your overall PEY experience? Why or why not?
- I did. You get a lot of insight into a fairly closed/misunderstood field.
- One fun fact about your job?
- I didn't get irradiated and start glowing green working there. It is a very safe place to work.
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