Employment History



Mechanical Engineering Co-op
MDS Aero Support Corp.

May 2014 – September 2015


During my 16 month co-op internship in the Mechanical Engineering Department at MDS, I was responsible for the development of mechanical systems for the testing of gas turbine engines.  As such, I was in charge of the detailed analysis and the development of relevant documentation of entire mechanical systems. Furthermore, I was responsible for the 3D modeling and generation of engineering drawings, as well as conducting internal and client design reviews.

At the end of my internship I was offered full time employment having made myself “invaluable” within the company, although I declined the offer given my intent of steering my engineering career towards the aerospace industry. Nevertheless, I will forever be grateful to MDS for providing me with the opportunity to experience engineering design at its fullest. MDS was a fantastic company to work for and I gained a tremendous amount of experience in almost every aspect of engineering, from technical systems design to management and client interactions. I regard my time at MDS as hugely valuable since it has helped shape my profession and goals.

My roles within MDS included:

Engineering Technical Design

  • Mechanical systems design from conceptual design through to manufacturing
  • Structural analysis (static, dynamic and vibrations)
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
  • Internal and Client Presentations (Preliminary and Final Design Reviews)
  • Component and instrument selection

CAD Modeling 

  • 3D CAD modeling
  • Engineering drawings according to ASME Y14.5M-1994 standards
  • Piping and instrumentation diagrams


  • Design Briefs
  • Installation, operation, and maintenance manuals
  • Purchase specification and requirements documents
  • Commissioning and Acceptance test plans

See the following link for examples of projects I worked on during my internship at MDS: Engine Test Cell Mechanical Systems.



Teacher Assistant
Carleton University

September 2012 – Present


Working as a teacher assistant since the second year of my undergraduate degree has given me the pleasure of teaching many different courses. My first assignments consisted of conducting 1-hour per week tutorial sessions for Math courses such as Linear Algebra and Differential Equations and Infinite Series. As I continuously gained experience and excelled in my performance as a math teacher assistant, I was given greater responsibilities and promoted to being a laboratory teacher assistant for Introduction to Engineering. In this role I supervised two 3-hour lab sessions per week and graded reports. I then moved on to conduction problem analysis sessions for Fluid Mechanics 1 as well as conducting laboratory sessions involving jet pumps, ventures, and large water channels.