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General Electric (GE)

Engine Design Engineer

May - August 2018 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

My experience working for GE Aviation this summer was everything I wanted it to be and so much more. Throughout the course of my internship, I would often hear full time employees tell others full time members, as well as the other interns, to take the hard jobs. They encouraged us to take on the jobs that scared us, the jobs that seemed impossible, because those jobs were going to have the highest pay offs. Of course, they were correct! I volunteered to work on jobs that I knew would challenge me and push me to my limits and it was my work on those jobs that really showed who I am to those above me. The challenging tasks not only made my internship that much more valuable, but it also made it so much more fun. Saying goodbye to my projects this summer was one of the most difficult things I had to do, because I had become so invested in them. My projects had been an incredible learning experience that I'm hopeful I will be able to experience again. So, If i had to give a piece of advice based off of my summer internship, I would tell you to take on the toughest challenge, go for the jobs that no one else wants. Because those are the jobs that will benefit you the most. Those are the jobs that will leave you wanting more.
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Design Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Loved the company culture and the responsibilities I was able to take on in my team

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time there.

Advice

Hit the ground running. Jump into the projects that you're given and don't let yourself be held back because you don't know the answer - ask questions and look for guidance.
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Intern

May - August 2018 • Peebles, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed my development of soft skills and the site itself.

What I wish was different

I wish it were closer but GE is such a big company that they have many different sites across the US.

Advice

GE is a great company to work for because of their leadership programs and they allowed me to develop professional skills. Keep these two advantages in mind when choosing what company to choose to intern with.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I loved the intern community and the people that I worked with. They treated me like an equal and engaged in positive conversation with me about life and other things. I was given tasks with full confidence that I would do well and they let me lead meetings and always tried to help me get better. There are also so many opportunities to branch out at GE and it was really fun.

What I wish was different

I wish I had gotten put into a role more relevant to my major

Advice

Put yourself out there; go to events, meet new people.
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Engineering Co-op

May 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Extensive co-op program with plenty of opportunities for learning, socializing, and volunteering.

What I wish was different

With many co-ops in one area, work becomes spread thin and there can be a lot of down time.

Advice

If you aren't getting enough to do, speak up. Get to know the people you work with and take initiative.
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Materials Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Hands on experience working with the next generation of high temperature aerospace materials

What I wish was different

I wish my manager had projects ready for me to work on earlier in my internship

Advice

Try to meet as many people as possible and form relationships with them because it makes work more enjoyable and the people you meet usually have good advice or wisdom to share.
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Aerospace Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Bangalore, Karnataka

What I liked

They had a great mentorship program, the internship was very well organized and we all had one project to work on, so it was very rewarding.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer.

Advice

Most internship experiences depend on how you involve yourself and how much you are willing to take up and it was the same at GE. People who wanted to do the bare minimum were allowed to do that, and those who wanted to do multiple projects were given the right resources for that too.
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Mechanical engineer co-op

May - August 2018 • Bohemia, NY

What I liked

I loved my job and the people I was working with. They were only s couple years older than me so it was cool getting to see where I might be in a couple years.

What I wish was different

The location. I was isolated from everyone I knew this summer.

Advice

Go out of your comfort zone. I learned so much this summer partly because I would ask questions and ask for help.
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Aerospace Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I like the projects I completed. Very closely related to my major of study. GE Aviation is excellent with proving interns real work that will make an impact in the company immediately and can be felt.

What I wish was different

My manager situation was complicated because I was assigned a manager that was retiring in the middle of my rotation. Other than that, everything was ideal.

Advice

Do your research on the city you ask to work in.
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Infrastructure Engineer

May - August 2018 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

The workers were extremely friendly which made the experience feel like home. I was given a lot of responsibility which allowed me to lead project groups and have real world experience

What I wish was different

Management sometimes tried to hide issues with the company

Advice

Always ask for more work. By becoming involved in numerous projects it allows you to gain experience in numerous career fields. It also develops a great resume
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DTLP Intern

May - August 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I found the work environment and people to be incredible. It’s a big company that feels like a start up environment in a lot of ways. While they were seeming to have a bit of financial trouble as a larger company, the intern group was still treated well and I had an amazing time.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t change much of anything besides wanting to be in a different city. Cincinnati is nice, but since I knew the area I wanted to experience somewhere else.

Advice

Make sure to take advantage of the connections you make, everyone is always moving in GE and you never know when you’ll see a person later in your career or time at GE.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed the atmosphere of GE. Always have enjoyed the collaboration emphasis within the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

Stick with the company that wants you from the beginning, the will invest time and money to keep you.
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Production Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • McAllen, TX

What I liked

They really cared about developing their interns.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a little more training at the beginning.

Advice

Be ready to work hard and have fun!
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Lean Engineering Co-op/Intern

June 2017 • Norwich, NY

What I liked

My boss was great, she always made sure that I had projects to work on and that I knew what I was doing. Someone was always there to answer the million questions that I had to get my job done.

What I wish was different

The town is very small and in the middle of no where so there wasn't much to do after work.

Advice

Ask as many questions as it takes for you to understand what is going on and what you need to do. People are happy to answer.
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Mechanical Engineer In

May - July 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I had a great experience interacting with my team and felt like I was given projects appropriate to my skill level that challenged me.

What I wish was different

There's not much that I would have changed. The only thing I noticed early on was how it took a while to complete trainings, get badge access, etc. before I could start working on my projects.

Advice

I used this internship as an opportunity to meet as many people as I could and tour as many of their buildings and manufacturing floors as possible.
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Digital Technology Leadership Program Intern - Close Simplification and BI Lead

June - August 2017 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Fantastic internship program - interns were given a lot of responsibility which was unexpected considering the size of the company. I got to work with some incredibly talented people and was encouraged to pursue my own interests as well ask working on my job. I was matched very well with the project I was given for the summer so I felt I could really excel, but every day I was challenged to improve my skills to improve my project overall.

What I wish was different

We came into the program and were told that they were looking to hire a lot of the interns, however in the end they didn't hire as many as we were originally told. Amazing experience - wish it would have led to a full time job, but the majority of interns, were not hired.

Advice

Take advantage of the open door policy that GE has - ask any full time employee of the company to go with you to get coffee to learn more about their career and the company.
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Manufacturing Intern

May - August 2017 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I was given a very relevant project and the team trusted me enough to assign me more tasks and count on good results

What I wish was different

Maybe working in a bigger site would have been better since I was one if three interns

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want!
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Operations Leadership Management Program Intern

May - August 2017 • Florence, SC

What I liked

Project ownership & independence. Working on highly technical project.

What I wish was different

Advice

Dive into the project early, and ask questions.
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V&V Automation Co-op

January 2018 • Madison, WI

What I liked

The people were great and cared about me learning.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Verification and Validation Engineering Co-op

January - October 2018 • Madison, WI

What I liked

My co-workers in Madison were very encouraging and inclusive. There is a great culture at the ARC Madison campus.

What I wish was different

The project I worked on while I was working was more computer oriented so there were less engineering based activites.

Advice

Join After-5! It's a great way to network with other employees outside of business hours.
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