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General Electric (GE)

Indirect Sourcing Intern

June 2020 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I like that my team and the people I worked with were very supportive. I learned a lot from them and they made this a memorable experience.

What I wish was different

I wish that it was in person instead of remote since it was a lot harder to connect and network when you are not in person.

Advice

I have learned how to manage my time since I was working with different regions of the world, be more flexible, adaptable and to not be afraid to ask question.
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Field Engineer

January - May 2020 • Wilmington, NC

What I liked

There was significant hands on experience and various training courses to prepare you for the work. I got to travel to several different states including North Carolina, South Carolina, California, and Pennsylvania. Everyone was incredibly helpful and kind. A questioning attitude was greatly encouraged.

What I wish was different

I wish there hadn't been a pandemic

Advice

I would say definitely be prepared to work both mentally and physically. There are a lot of challenges handed to you to get your mind working and some of the work requires physical labor. To be a part of the field services program, you had to be involved with one of the many outages for the nuclear reactors GE services and that requires you to be on your feet and moving a lot.
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Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Waukesha, WI

What I liked

Very easy to talk to manager and other superiors to get help, advice, and feedback. Fun work environment

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

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Materials Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked that I could learn different lab techniques

What I wish was different

More consistent stream of work rather than 150% vs 50%.

Advice

Be open to getting to know senior engineers to learn new things.
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Digital Technologies Intern

May - August 2019 • Niskayuna, NY

What I liked

I had a great experience working for GE over the summer. I immediately felt like I was a part of the team and my ideas were always considered and taken as seriously as those of full-time employees. I learned a ton about how a corporate company runs and how projects are carried out within it.

What I wish was different

Personally, the only hardship I faced was the fact that there was only one other UI/UX designer that I was working with, and he was a contractor. I would have liked to see how the team functioned with an in-house designer or two who were always there to bounce ideas off of. I think GE Research could benefit from having a UI/UX designer as a full-time employee.

Advice

This was my first internship experience, so I had no idea what to expect. I was overwhelmed at first when we immediately jumped into a project, but I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the inner workings of the company and how to better present myself and my work. I was able to showcase what I've learned from my college education so far, which greatly increased my confidence.
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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2019 • Rutland, VT

What I liked

Personally I enjoyed the variation in the type of work I was able to do during my short time there. Working at a plant that created airplane Airfoil Blades from start to finish, I was able to be involved with engineering tasks such as quality control or process management for all stages of the blade as it went from initial forging up to final machining. It was great not only seeing the kind of work put into creates the airfoils but also meeting the people that made it all happen.

What I wish was different

I would have preferred to have been given longer projects since the majority of my responsibilities was addressing small issues confined to a single process, these usually took about a week long to wrap up. I think that a larger project would have allowed me to have more of a sense of ownership as make more impactful changes.

Advice

Take the initiative and seek opportunities to work and learn. During the first few weeks of my internship I found I had a lot of down time between projects, and it wasn't until I made a conscious effort to go seeking work that I realized there was so much more that I could do. It is an internship after all, so it's a good idea to seek chances to learn and gain experience at any point you can.
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Engineering Intern

July - September 2018 • Minden, NV

What I liked

It was Great. Lots of learning

What I wish was different

Wish I had been able to take more time off.

Advice

It was great!
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Non-Metallic Materials Lab Support

June - August 2019 • Schenectady, NY

What I liked

Great environment, team, and word dynamics. Allowed a lot of growth in my knowledge and experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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environmental health and safety co-op

August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

the culture

What I wish was different

projects/roles

Advice

take any opportunity that is presented to you
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Materials Science Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Having hands on experience in a wide variety of materials, and being able to do work that was meaningful to the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Supply Chain Logistics Intern

June - August 2019 • Erie, PA

What I liked

The hands on and amount I was responsible for. I had a major hand in the operations of the company and future products to come.

What I wish was different

Got introduced to more roles within the company.

Advice

Go out and get your hands dirty and be outgoing. People are willing to help you just have to ask for it.
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Controls Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

I loved the worked environment as well as the newer technologies I was learning about. I also really enjoyed working with my team and exploring a new city!

What I wish was different

Advice

Always try new experiences even if they seem scary and far fetched!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I learned a lot and I felt like a useful part of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more responsibility

Advice

Always ask for work
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Manufacturing Engineer Co-op

May 2019 • Pensacola, FL

What I liked

Working at GE I really felt that I was a part of the team. My contributions were relevant and will have a long term impact on safety, quality and on-time delivery. My supervisor gave me regular feedback on my performance and guided me to have a successful experience.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a better system for me to become orientated with the processes in the plant. I took several weeks just familiarizing my self with the people and process.

Advice

To anyone considering this position, be a learner and be humble. Everyperson you talk to has some experience that you do not have so be willing to learn from anyone.
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Engineering Intern/Coop

January - May 2018 • Durham, NC

What I liked

I could get involved with a multitude of projects.

What I wish was different

If it was more involved with true engineering rather than working as an industrial engineer style.

Advice

Get out and find projects.
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Nozzle Manufacturing Support Intern

May - July 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed working for a fortune 500 company that focuses on diversity and intuition in the workplace. I met many great interns from other schools that were able to show me other ways of completing medial tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more opportunity to reach out to other people within the company and learn from their experience.

Advice

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Finance

March - August 2018 • Muskegon, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed diving into a field of my education and interests. I learned many things that we are just now starting to talk about in school so it gave me a head start in school.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been able to view different departments within my business.

Advice

This summer job was able to teach me more than school has been able to.
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intern

May - August 2018 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed completing work that was directly related to my major and seeing what I had learned being used in the real world.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been less downtime.

Advice

Be open to living in a new location you aren't used to, and working with a large amount of people.
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CFM Sectors Manufacturing Co-op

May - August 2018 • Hooksett, NH

What I liked

I liked the manufacturing role improving manufacturing processes and quality. I also had the opportunity to work with outstanding people throughout my rotation.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more assistance finding housing from HR.

Advice

GE Aviation has great people working to make jet engines as safe and efficient as possible.
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PQE/ME

May 2016 - August 2017 • Greenville, SC

What I liked

The people, the atmosphere, the experience

What I wish was different

Communication between upper management

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone, apply for a leadership role
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