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Bosch

Softwareentwicklung Praktikant

July - September 2020 • Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg

What I liked

I learned a lot about working in an engineering environment in a foreign country. It sharpened my critical thinking as well as language skills.

What I wish was different

Covid diminished my hours and salary.

Advice

I highly recommend working abroad. This has been an incredible opportunity to grow outside of my comfort zone and open myself to the experiences of many diverse people.
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Co-op Ele

May - August 2019 • Florence, KY

What I liked

The facility was very nice and professional.

What I wish was different

I wish the engineers worked closer with you to provide more engineering work.

Advice

If you want a place where you get real engineering work on a daily or weekly basis, this is not the place for you.
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Accounting Intern

May 2018 • Decatur, GA

What I liked

I like the fact that I was able to gain in-depth experience in the accounting field with such a great company!

What I wish was different

I would not change anything from my experience so far. I wish I would have started earlier.

Advice

Take your internships seriously and build your network while your there. Your performance can help you land opportunities in the near future.
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Cad intern

March 2016 - January 2018 • Fort Lauderdale, FL

What I liked

Flexible with my college schedule

What I wish was different

Advice

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Human Resources Intern

August - December 2018 • Florence, KY

What I liked

Large company and friendly coworkers. Very innovative

What I wish was different

More consistent work flow

Advice

If you are great at independent working then this is for you
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Customer Logistics Planning Co-Op

May 2018 • North Charleston, SC

What I liked

I really liked the experience I've gotten using SAP and Excel. I had a lot of variety in my roles which kept things interesting and didn't leave me bored of repetitive tasks.

What I wish was different

Advice

It's important to keep track of what you've accomplished (using numbers!). This is useful later when updating your resume and cover letter to include the position. Also, ask questions to make sure you always understand what exactly you're doing.
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Electrical Design Engineer

January - August 2018 • Dubai, Dubai

What I liked

Office proffesionalism Good contacts A lot to learn; technically and ethically

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Staying commited to work will get you on good sides of life.
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Automotive Electronics Sales and Account Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

I liked that this was my first time working within a large business. Most of my prior jobs have been labor intensive jobs. This job required me to understand what my team was "selling" and allowed me to have contact with the Big 3 (Chrysler, Ford, GM) directly. I was able to partake in sales meetings and was able to advance my "business" skills. I feel proficient in Excel after this internship.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was able to partake in price negotiation; however, I was able to witness my boss(es) do this.

Advice

Definitely try to soak in every different experience you encounter because they are all different and all learning opportunities. Don't be afraid to accept and try different projects; your employers know you are an intern and understand that you won't know how to do everything. Ask them for help, and pay attention to them when they are explaining things. That is the best way to learn, even if you "fail" or struggle with something.
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Industrial Engineering Co-op

May - August 2018 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

My second term (this past summer) I had the opportunity to take on projects that were similar to those of full time employees. I was proud of the meaningful work I'd completed in my time at Bosch.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a longer term so I could have completed more projects.

Advice

Pay attention to the important questions to ask when you are first given a project and remember that you are on co-op to learn, so don't be afraid to ask for help when you need it!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

January - July 2018 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

I really liked people I worked with. They were always willing to help and taught me a lot of skills and responsibilities that I need to have as an engineer.

What I wish was different

The company was so huge and had many different department where I hoped to have chance to learn about, but there weren't many projects that I could collaborate with many other departments.

Advice

Find the work yourself even though the supervisor doesn't tell you. Your supervisor must be super busy and overwhelmed with his or her own work. However you can definitely help your boss. And by helping your boss, you will learn more, and the supervisors will notice your work and ability and self-motivative character.
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Sr Human Resource Intern

May - August 2017 • Farmington, MI

What I liked

Broad experience of HR

What I wish was different

Shadow my boss more to see what she does on a day to day basis

Advice

Network as much as possible
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Marketing Intern

June - July 2018 • Hangzhou, Zhejiang

What I liked

Learning opportunities for traditional trades channels, with a twist of digitalization of sales. Project management for a sales training group.

What I wish was different

I wish to learn more about production lines

Advice

Ask as many questions as you could
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Strategy Consulting

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

ask questions, get to know people, work on self projects
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Mechanical Engineering Co-op

January - June 2018 • North Charleston, SC

What I liked

I liked getting experience with the industry and working with engineers.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been a little more involved in the engineer work rather than technician work that comprised most of my first rotation as a co-op.

Advice

Seek out internships/ co-ops as early in your four years here as you can. I wish I had started prior to the spring of my Junior year. Also if you do get an offer for a fall/spring internship, make sure to get it school sponsored so you do not lose that semester of financial aid.
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Manufacturing Engineer

May - August 2017 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

Great program for co-ops. There were many co-ops and they were all treated well.

What I wish was different

My department had 4 co-ops. My department only needed 1 co-op.

Advice

Get to know all of the other co-ops very well!
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test engineer intern

May - August 2018 • Farmington Hls, MI

What I liked

use of my skills

What I wish was different

amount of work

Advice

know a lot about code in any mechanical role at bosch
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Engineering Co-op

August - December 2016 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

Plenty of opportunity to learn and broaden understanding of fuel systems. You receive as much responsibility as you want to have.

What I wish was different

Better communication in housing program.

Advice

If you run out of things to do, you are always welcome to help out and learn new things in other departments.
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Intern

May - August 2017 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

Bosch is a really cool company to work for. I was on a sales team that sold breaking systems to General Motors so I got to work with my team as well as the customer in order to get parts delivered on time. The facilities at Bosch were very new and exciting. There is a laid back atmosphere where you have the flexibility to arrive and leave when it works for you as long as you are getting your tasks completed. I met many people form all over the world who were working at my Bosch location.

What I wish was different

I was always looking for more to do but the work that I was doing was beneficial to the sales team and I knew I was making a difference.

Advice

Get lunch with anyone who has a job that interests you and network as much as you can.
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Hardware Intern

May - August 2017 • Novi, MI

What I liked

Bosch is a great company. They are a large company but with everyone divided into smaller teams, it is not overwhelming. I was the only intern on my team, so I was left with very relevant and important work to do. Never felt like I was wasting my time doing mundane tasks.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

If you are ever bored, do not be afraid to ask for more work. The time goes by much faster when you are active than when you are sitting around doing nothing. Plus, you gain great experiences to talk about.
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