Crossan beat out thousands of applicants to win the Canadian chapter of the 2017 Infiniti Engineering Academy.
Forget about salting fries or going for coffee runs—23-year-old Western University Masters of Engineering Science student Matthew Crossan has just been chosen for one heck of a cool job placement. He beat out thousands of applicants to win the Canadian chapter of the 2017 Infiniti Engineering Academy. He begins his new job in the U.K. in October.
The placement will see Crossan work for six months at Renault Formula One Team's Technical Center in Enstone, England, and six months at Infiniti's European Technical Center in Cranfield, England. According to Nissan's luxury arm, Crossan will "play a key role in the ongoing transfer of technical knowledge and expertise between Renault Sport Formula One Team and Infiniti."
Throw in travel, a salary, and shared accommodation and Infiniti company car, and it's clear Crossan has some serious ammo when it comes time to boast to his friends and family about his work.
It was just last year that Infiniti partnered to become the official technical partner to the Renault Sport Formula One team. They're currently co-developing the Energy Recover System (ERS) for the Renault Sport R.E.16 Power Unit.
The Infiniti Engineering Academy is now in its fourth year, and offers a single placement for engineers in nine different areas around the world—Asia-Pacific, Canada, China, Europe (including Russia), Mexico, United Arab Emirates and the United States. Infiniti says the latest edition brought in 12,000 registrations from 41 different countries.
Last year's Canadian winner was McGill University student and Gatineau, Quebec native Félix Lamy. The 21-year-old is currently at his U.K. placement, and when asked where he sees himself in 10 years, he ambitiously says he wants to be "working as a lead engineer on a global and ambitious motorsport or automotive project."
If you're an engineering student who likes the sound of living on another continent for a year and doing some really cool stuff in the automotive world, applications are already being accepted for the 2018 academy.