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Chemical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

I loved the fact that I felt like a member of a team with something valuable to contribute. My coworkers and managers encouraged me to ask questions if I needed help, I never felt embarrassed or unintelligent if I got stuck on a project. Additionally, there are so many components that go into an automotive seat, so I could always find something to work on or learn about and I never got bored. My employers are extremely flexible and understanding of life outside of work, this made me feel cared for and motivated as a result.

What I wish was different

Advice

This is a great place to apply to be a summer intern, the friends I have made here are amazing and the progress I have made here has been exceptional. Don't be afraid to put yourself out there and always ask questions, it's one of the most important parts of the job!
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test engineering intern

May - August 2019 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

Company gave me an engaging and challenging engineering project

What I wish was different

I wish company would be more willing to provide aid to interns who need help with projects

Advice

Networking around the company was the most useful thing that I got out of my internship experience
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Tax Analyst Intern

February - December 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Before beginning my internship with Adient as a Tax Analyst, I Interned for Baird as an Internal Audit Intern for 13 months. Having interned for Adient for almost 10 months now, I am sure that tax is the route I want to go with my accounting degree. During my internship as a tax analyst with Adient, I significantly improved my skills with Microsoft Excel and the preparation of tax returns for corporations, LLCs, and partnerships. Although I received an internship with Adient through my personal network, it was because of the people I met and built relationships with while on campus at UW Milwaukee.

What I wish was different

The one challenge I have experienced with employers (as an intern) is that the way they provide feedback. The one aspect of my internships that I wish would have been different is that I wish that my employers would have been more direct and deliberate in providing feedback because when accounting majors graduate and work as full-time employees, we will be held to a much higher standard and what would better prepare us to meet that higher standard than by holding us to it as interns. I feel like that would prepare us to hit the ground running and make for a better transition into the workplace post-graduation. My most recent manager was great to work for and I knew he didn't have much free-time; however, I took the initiative and asked him if we could meet for 30 minutes or so every three weeks to discuss my progress and what I could improve on. I also used this time to ask questions about the company and to gain a better understanding of the organizational structure in regards to the tax department.

Advice

I think that many interns are afraid of looking unintelligent or "stupid" by their employers and while they isn't true of every intern, I have heard it a lot. My one piece of advice for students looking to begin their first, or third, internship is to not be afraid to ask questions to the people they work with. They understand that you're an intern and that you're learning to apply the knowledge from school to the dynamic environment of the real world. There's no better place to learn from your mistakes than during an internship so ask questions, learn from your mistakes, and show your employers that you are able to grasp deeper concepts by asking thoughtful and meaningful questions.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

November 2018 • West Point, GA

What I liked

Management is great and very helpful.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed my project a lot which allowed me to further my skills in CAD and mechanical design.

What I wish was different

Commute to job. Better use of down time.

Advice

Don't live too far away from the job and make the most out of your limited time there.
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Sales Intern

May - August 2017 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

They treated the interns very well, giving us many different and advanced tasks to complete, while also offering a lot of opportunities to expand our network throughout the company.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Ask for more work if you are bored, don't sit around!
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Validation and Prototype Globalization Intern

May - August 2017 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

They really expect a lot of you. You need to find your own work to do, make phone calls, create meetings, and be self-reliant. Also, they put on some intern events that allowed me to meet the other interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given a project to work on that lasted the duration of my internship instead of just picking up small tasks throughout the summer.

Advice

Get to know everyone you are working with so that you feel more comfortable working with them and asking for favors in the future.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Holland, MI

What I liked

How close it was to my house, and the experience that I gained from working there.

What I wish was different

I found it to be a lot more stress for what it should of been. I learned a lot while I was there, but wished the people I worked with knew I was going into Mechanical Engineering.

Advice

If you can't find an internship that is in your field look to others. This was my first internship and I wouldn't replace the time I spent there.
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Lean Manufacturing Engineer

May - August 2017 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

Going to plants to actually see how things work

What I wish was different

I wish I could do more or contribute more

Advice

Don't be scared and learn as much as u can
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