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General Electric (GE)

Field service Engineer

June 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I liked the fact that they were training me on so many devices. There were some medical devices that I had only seen on paper but with this apprenticeship, I got to not only see but work on some of them.

What I wish was different

I wish I was more in the engineering sector and not the field service sector. I liked travelling from one hospital to another but I hated the fact that I had no set schedule. Some weeks I get 40hours other weeks I don't.

Advice

Internships and apprenticeship are very vital in career advancement. It gives you an idea of what courses you should take after returning to school.
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Commerical Leadership Program Intern

May 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The program itself gave you hand on experience. The company was wanting you to learn and to fail, so you will grow as a person and an employee.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions!
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GE Healthcare LS Engineering/Technology Intern

May - August 2018 • Westborough, MA

What I liked

GE Healthcare was an amazing place to work. The people were very helpful and friendly and they loved to show me what they were working on. GE really tries to make sure that both the student and the company get the most out of the internship.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more variety of projects and that I had reached out to other departments to do some additional small projects.

Advice

Reach out to people to form connections, find other interesting work and to learn about other related jobs. People are more than willing, but you need to ask first.
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Quality Control Chemist

April - August 2018 • Logan, UT

What I liked

It was good pay and I could work overtime if I wanted. The company treated me well.

What I wish was different

I never did anything in the lab.

Advice

Most boring job ever. Be prepared to hate it, but it was worth the above average pay.
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Manufacturing intern

May - August 2018 • Madison, WI

What I liked

Good coworkers

What I wish was different

Not enough work

Advice

Apply early. Be aggressive at fair
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Sales Intern

January - May 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

The office was very new and I had the opportunity to work on a variety of projects with other interns. I had a mentor who previously interned at GE and was able to attend manager meetings, team events, and join GE's affinity networks.

What I wish was different

GE was not rehiring interns at the end of the program.

Advice

This experience was unique, but does not provide any external, outside sales experience in the field. You will be working on things involving project management, data entry, Salesforce, and some assistance in sales campaigns.
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Test Engineer

September 2018 • Erie, PA

What I liked

Great job, great people. Perfect opportunity to use skills from school and learn new ones.

What I wish was different

Erie PA was pretty far out of the way but overall I have no complaints.

Advice

I wish I'd had a stronger electrical background. Lehigh doesnt stress enough how vitally important that knowledge is
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Erie, PA

What I liked

Professional Atmosphere

What I wish was different

Lab Location

Advice

Reach out to others with questions and to get side projects.
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Treasury Finance Intern

June - August 2018 • Norwalk, CT

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

More interns to network with

Advice

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Software Development Intern

June - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Be proactive
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Digital Technology Co-Op

June - August 2018 • Niskayuna, NY

What I liked

This position was catered directly to my experience, knowledge and interests. It most definitely expanded my current interests as well.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to collaborate more with the rest of my team. my role was working directly with the IT Controller and CISO, but the rest of the team had significant technical experience, and I wish I had an environment where I was tasked to collaborate with others around me more that weren't directly associated with my project.

Advice

All organizations have different interests at stake. It is important to use the current experience to understand how other organizations may choose to operate.
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Advanced Technologies Intern

May - August 2018 • Erie, PA

What I liked

Technical work

What I wish was different

Better understanding of projects

Advice

Work hard and be willing to learn
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Renewable Energy Development Program

May - August 2017 • Schenectady, NY

What I liked

Great opportunity to work on meaningful projects and learn about working in a large corporate environment.

What I wish was different

Due to the size of the company and significant organizational changes, it was sometimes difficult to get guidance for what you were working on.

Advice

Invest in learning about the company, how it works, and how your role plays into the "greater strategy". Network to build a strong support network and find mentors.
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Intern

May - July 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

There were no menial "intern" tasks

What I wish was different

I would have liked to see more parts of the company

Advice

Listen to everything everyone has to say. You'll learn way more about the company and opportunities than any HR representative could tell you
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Automation internship

May - August 2017 • Troy, NY

What I liked

Great place to work! The people were helpful and kind. It was real world projects and presentations.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Nothing!
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co op

September 2017 • Erie, PA

What I liked

I had a really great boss, great networking opportunities. The work I did was relevant to my major

What I wish was different

The location. Erie is not a great place to spend a semester.

Advice

be optimistic, keep an open mind about the work you’re assigned.
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Lean Manufacturing

May - August 2017 • Auburn, ME

What I liked

Working with people that are passionate about their jobs and even more passionate about helping interns learn

What I wish was different

The plant was very outdated so I wish I got to see more innovation

Advice

Work as hard as you can, because you will get the most from it! Slacking off and getting a paycheck doesn't add anything to being able to share your experience with future employers.
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Engineering intern

May - July 2017 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

They had interns doing useful work, and allowed us to learn a lot about the company and the industry

What I wish was different

I wish the o boarding process wasn’t so difficult

Advice

Learn how to use Excel/SQL
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Systems Engineer

May - August 2017 • Erie, PA

What I liked

GE exposes their interns to many sides of the business and allows the interns to participate in product development and engineering. Interns at GE control their experience - the more you choose to get involved the more opportunity you have to network, form relationships, and get exposed to the technology that drives the business.

What I wish was different

I wish I had spent more time and effort getting to know the people I worked with.

Advice

You control the experience. Do not wait for a manager or coworker to give you a project or introduce you to someone you would like to meet. Take initiative and most coworkers will be willing to help.
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Process Engineer EID Intern

May - August 2016 • Minnetonka, MN

What I liked

I was assigned a few different projects and was able to work independently on them, but I was also given help when needed. These projects were relevant and I was able to actually see how I was making a difference in the plant.

What I wish was different

I wish my internship was longer. Obviously I could only go for 12 weeks because that was the whole summer, but it was one of the best experiences I have had and I wish it could have been longer.

Advice

Ask questions for things you do not understand. You are there to learn and asking questions is how you will learn a lot. Also, make meaningful relationships with the people you work with and work for. Those people can be important contacts when later networking for jobs, but it is nice to keep in touch with those people now and then, as well.
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