June 2021

Aydin Turkay Intern of the Month June 2021Name- Aydin Turkay

Major & University or College – Biomedical Engineering Major with a focus area in Neuroengineering at The Johns Hopkins University
Long Tearm Career Goal: My ultimate career aspiration is to be a physician heavily involved in development of medical devices. My internship with Kubanda Cryotherapy directly aligns with this goal. By working with the Kubanda team in developing and marketing their device, I’m seeing first hand how the process takes place.
What is the culture like at your internship site? 
Working at Kubanda cryotherapy is laid-back and fun. As all former/current Hopkins students, there’s a certain openness and shared experience that makes working enjoyable.
Who are the clients that you all work with? Who is the end user?
Our primary clients are veterinary clinics in the Baltimore area. The ultimate end users are veterinarians at these clinics who will be treating cancer in pets.
Are you working on any exciting projects that you want to share? Have you learned any exciting new skills that were unexpected?
I recently worked on modeling the thermal and physical properties of our device while in use. This involved making a fully representative CAD model of the device then simulating all the different forces at play. Through this work I learned more about physics modeling than I thought I ever would coming into this internship.
How did you prepare for the interview? Can you share any tips for your fellow students?
I remember going over my resume and coming up with a few talking points about each credential I submitted. I also researched the company as extensively as possible beforehand. The best advice I can give is to be yourself and have a clear narrative of how your previous experience qualifies you for the internship.
How did you find your internship position? Did you use a career center for help with your resume?
I found my internship through recruitment done at Johns Hopkins University. As a start-up affiliated with Hopkins, Kubanda Cryotherapy recruits undergrads through the university. I personally didn’t use the career center to craft my resume.
Please share anything that you think makes a strong remote internship.
I’ve been lucky with my remote internship and how well it’s worked. I think the key aspects that made it so feasible were the scheduling flexibility our CEO was able to provide and the ease with which we were able to communicate via text.