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Chemical Engineering Honors Genzyme with Co-op Employer of the Year Award

May 31, 2016

From left to right: Katie DiGregorio, Sarah Kostanski, Ally Catalano, Tom Webster, Brant Engstrom, Jake Walker, and Jan Vanselow

Since 2011, Genzyme (now a Sanofi Company) has been a major employer partner for chemical engineering students at Northeastern.  In the past three years they have employed close to 10% of chemical engineering students working on co-op.  As Genzyme has made co-ops a part of their overall business plan, jobs are unique from term to term and dependent on existing projects. This provides students with true experiential education and a chance to work at an innovative company.

On May 26th, Department Chair, Thomas Webster and the undergraduate chemical engineering co-op coordinators, presented the Genzyme university relations staff with the first ever Department of Chemical Engineering Award for Employer of the Year.    

Genzyme was chosen for the award due to their outstanding contributions to the careers of chemical engineers at Northeastern. “It’s great to be able to recognize one of our employer partners for the outstanding work they do and the opportunities they provide for our students. Genzyme has consistently hired about 10% of our chemical engineering population each co-op cycle even with student enrollment reaching our highest numbers ever,” says Jake Walker.

Genzyme Corporation is an American biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. In 2006 and 2007, Genzyme was named one of Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work for”.