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General Electric (GE)

Finance/Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Pushed me way outside of my comfort zone to develop and pitch out financial modeling results to inform supplier contract negotiations. Not an experience you can get everywhere.

What I wish was different

More frequent feedback would be appreciated but that is very manager dependent. Overall, incredible manager experience.

Advice

This is not a company or industry for the feint hearted. You will work hard but with hard work comes great rewards.
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Finance Management Program Intern

June - August 2018 • Evendale, OH

What I liked

It challenged me to my full potential.

What I wish was different

It was difficult to be compared equally to other interns.

Advice

Get this internship, it will help you grow and come out of your comfort zone.
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Engineer

May - December 2018 • Cincinnatus, NY

What I liked

Good networking

What I wish was different

Been on a team where the engineers arent halfway across the globe

Advice

Keep track of people you meet and their positions in the company
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Strategic Investment

May - August 2018 • McAllen, TX

What I liked

People

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Take on large projects, ask for more opportunity
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Newark, DE

What I liked

The work environment was amazing, with constant encouragement to learn and passion displayed by my coworkers. I enjoyed being challenged and giving new assignments on a regular basis.

What I wish was different

Accessibility services were basically nonexistent, and much of the analytics were not carried out in a uniform fashion. Having to work with multiple systems made it significantly more complicated.

Advice

Come in with an open mind and be ready for anything. Don't be afraid to branch out and learn about different parts of the workplace, even if it's not necessarily related to your job.
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Additive Sourcing Co-op

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

One of my favorite parts about working with additive technology was how cutting edge and new it was. I never would have imagined it was possible to 3D print jet engine parts. I got to aid in creating processes, pitching solutions, work right on the shop floor with technicians, and more. I had the ability to be independent and own my roles, but also had guidance when I needed it.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The practical experience and level of responsibility is what GE does best with their internships. I felt I was an equal contributor to the team and everyone there is more than willing to help you learn as much as you can.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a slightly different role. I enjoyed the role, but it was similar to what I did in my previous rotation at GE.

Advice

Similar to any generic advice, ask as many questions early on, so you can get a good jump on your assignment. The rotation goes quickly, so the quicker you learn, the more of an impact you'll be able to make.
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Test systems coop

May 2018 • Rockford, IL

What I liked

I loved being able to take time off of school to work. I loved my coworkers and the experiences that I had while working. I also met lots of fun interns who were there and we were able to go on lots of fun trips on weekends and after work.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Rockford, IL

What I liked

I learned a lot about manufacturing and supply chain from a management and from an engineering perspective. I was treated with respect by my peers and challenged by my mentors but still had a lot of freedom to explore what interested me outside of the work I was assigned.

What I wish was different

I wish I had asked more questions to get a clearer idea of how everything worked.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to seek out professional internships as an underclassmen! Certain companies, like GE, are eager to hire freshmen and sophomores. It’s a great way to get your foot in the door and see what you might be interested in career-wise.
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Software Development Intern

June - August 2018 • Dayton, OH

What I liked

Good pay, housing stipend was provided, interesting project that allowed me to use my knowledge from class in a corporate setting.

What I wish was different

You can only indicate location preference when you accept the offer and don't know where you'll be placed for the summer until the March right before. So in a sense it's kind of a jeopardy since you won't know where you'll be working or what you'll be working on until several months after you've accepted the offer.

Advice

If you need an extension on a return offer, ask them immediately. GE Aviation requires that students respond really early for return offers (mid-September), so just be aware of that in case you need more time to scope out other companies before making a summer commitment.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The culture at GE is unique and really supportive. The people are truly always willing to help and want to give you their knowledge

What I wish was different

The location.

Advice

Always make the most out of things and you can impress.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The team I worked on was amazing, and there wasn't a day where we didn't share a laugh or felt like I wasn't included in the group. I was immediately given projects to work on, and after a while I was given the option to explore my interests and work on project that were meaningful to me.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to work with other interns across the different departments. GE is a fantastic company but its rigid organizational structure often caused a lot of inefficiencies which slowed my ability to complete projects quickly.

Advice

Be open to every experience, and always stay positive and enthusiastic. It is surprising how far just that will take you. Once you get a reputation for having a good skill set, and always being positive. New and exciting jobs find you. You may have jobs that push your comfort zone, but go for it, you will be rewarded.
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Controls System Design, Infra Engineering Co-op

January - August 2017 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

Large GE Company has many options of role positions. Each location has a different atmosphere.

What I wish was different

Double block lasted for a long.. long time.

Advice

Make connections. Get contact info. When you search for a career these contacts can help.
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Blisk Manufacturing Engineer Intern

January - August 2017 • Hooksett, NH

What I liked

Hands on experience in manufacturing, real world business application and supply chain influence.

What I wish was different

More exposure to commercial engines as a whole, not just one component of the assembly.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and don't try to do everything on your own. Also, double check your work.
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New Product Integration and Repair Engineering Co-op

May - August 2017 • McAllen, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed my hands-on work with aircraft engine components to evaluate the strength of repair processes. I gave recommendations based of metallurgical analyses, which added to my overall material engineering experience.

What I wish was different

The pace of work was somewhat slow, as I worked in the defense division.

Advice

Put yourself out there and advertise your skill set in the workplace. Make sure to find meaningful work if you feel poorly utilized.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2018 • Dayton, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Managers are busy. Be proactive and you will succeed.
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Systems Engineer

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Real full time opportunity to work in a team, learn about a new field, gained technical and professional experience and mentoring.

What I wish was different

Would have liked to had more technical projects than design since I found out I enjoyed this experience more.

Advice

Take advantage of all the opportunities the company offers, make sure to talk to your mentor, join volunteering events, speak to professionals in different areas from your team, and make sure to always ask questions.
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Engineering Intern

May 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

My team treats me like a full time engineer who has years of experience, even though I am an intern. They know I don’t have all of the answers, but they let me figure it out and enable me to pull in the resources I need to get things done and really make a business-wife impact.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have come in with more statistics based engineering’s knowledge. Engineering students: do everything you can to learn about this while still in school, even if it means taking optional course she.

Advice

Stay curious, remain professional, and have fun.
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Infra staff Engineering Intern

August 2017 • Pompano Beach, FL

What I liked

Very professional, and good company to work for. Company events were very fun and it was a great way to make connections.

What I wish was different

The upper management is having issues, a lot currently because GE is going through some cost reduction. Hopefully that will change in the future and become a less stressful work environment.

Advice

Go at any task you're given with everything you got and when you can't go any farther, ask questions.
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Systems engineering co-op

August 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I was treated like a full time employee and given work that is meaningful to the company

What I wish was different

That my objectives were made clearer at the beginning of the internship

Advice

Ask a lot of questions. If you're unsure of anything, ask.
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