Panther Successes & Accomplishments – January

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Benjamin Kubwimana is a junior majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Computer Science. He is originally from Kigali, Rwanda. Benjamin would ultimately like to specialize in car and jet engines and turbine designs. His co-op was completed at Hills Inc, where he operated and modified designs of fiber extrusion machines used for research and development. During his co-op, he learned that research is a strong tool which can be used to invent, innovate, and develop machine design technologies. Benjamin’s career goal is to join an engine manufacturing company and then return to his home country and start a pipe manufacturing company. His advice to students: co-ops are the best opportunities that students can use to explore their interests.

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Reneé Couperthwaite is the Employer Relations Coordinator for Career Management Services. She started with Florida Tech in 2008 at the Women’s Business Center (later renamed weVENTURE), managing the training programs, marketing efforts, and corporate events. She then moved on to Career Management Services to assist Florida Tech students and alumni reach their career goals through employer networking events. She is very driven by the success of others and is enthusiastic about helping people. Reneé earned her Bachelor's degree in Business Administration/Marketing at Florida Institute of Technology in May 2015.

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