When I was signing up for co-op interviews, the company I chose wasn’t one of my choices at all. When I went to the career fair, I went up to my PPA mentor and I said, “Ok, I’m done meeting with all the companies I’m going to interview with!” She told me to go talk to [the one I chose] because they were setting up interviews. They interviewed me in an hour. So, I had an interview with them, and I ended up going with them just because they had a really good reputation as a co-op employer. I had no idea what I was getting into. I hadn’t researched them, I wasn’t planning on interviewing with them, but I really like it; it worked out. And I like the company culture. I didn’t know what that meant before, but it’s really laid back, and I liked that.
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