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Mar 25

Graduate’s co-op at Fisher-Price was memorable, fun

“Fisher-Price has been a phenomenal place to work since I can use my engineering knowledge learned in the classroom to help develop products for the next generation.”

Robert Tom '85 and Alison Owczarczak '13

Robert Tom ’85 and Alison Owczarczak ’13

Whenever Alison Owczarczak shares her co-op placement with her friends and family, the reaction is always the same.

“I always get the wide-eyed response of ‘what do you do there, play with toys all day?’” Owczarczak said.

Not exactly, she explains. Owczarczak completed her co-op at Fisher-Price in East Aurora, New York, a mere 20 miles from where she grew up in East Amherst.

“Fisher-Price has been a phenomenal place to work since I can use my engineering knowledge learned in the classroom to help develop products for the next generation,” Owczarczak said. “The coolest thing I have been exposed to while working there is all the additive manufacturing and rapid prototyping technology currently available. It really is amazing how much technology can improve the product development process.”

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