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AbbVie

Business Technology Solutions Intern

June - August 2018 • Singapore, North Region

What I liked

The company and it's people were so welcoming! They always gave me great advice and helped me understand my role at the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time and more work to do!

Advice

Supporting jobs have a lot of documentation required, and each project takes time. So be patient!
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Chemistry Research Intern

May - August 2018 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

Hands-on experience of working with different instruments in a laboratory setting.

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Make the most of whatever you do during your internship and try to interact with different people.
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Account Manager Intern (Pharmaceuticals)

May - August 2018 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

I very much liked the research that I conducted throughout my internship, along with a strong balance between individual inquiry and group projects.

What I wish was different

There were an excessive amount of assignments assigned at the last minute, that I had to complete in a relatively short period of time. I also wished that there was more unstructured interaction between the interns and AbbVie employees.

Advice

Be prepared to work and constantly learn. Moreover, don't be afraid to ask if you happen to have any questions.
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rapid application development intern

May 2018 • Champaign, IL

What I liked

Close to campus, very welcoming and enjoyable environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Clinical Trials Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

The team and work I did was very meaningful and impactful. I was challenged through out my stay and had the opportunity to learn more about the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I had knew more about the role before taking it on.

Advice

Do not be shy to reach out to people. Everyone is very nice and willing to set time aside to help and guide you.
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Strategic Portfolio Management Intern

June - August 2018 • Worcester, MA

What I liked

Great community, topics of science that I love, got to listen in on different scientific research collaborations, got to observe in lab

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been more involved, but I was unable since I was only an intern

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk with other people about what they do and if you could observe them or talk to them for a bit. You'd be surprised how many people are eager to talk about their jobs and get you involved
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Intern

May 2018 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

Everything about it! AbbVie is an awesome place to work with wonderful people!

What I wish was different

Nothing comes to mind!

Advice

If you get an opportunity to work here, definitely take it! They really help develop you and care deeply about your success.
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Intern

May - August 2018 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

There were ample opportunities to gain exposure to all areas and meet people in upper management.

What I wish was different

Advice

Try everything and utilize the resources you’re given. There’s always more to learn and explore!
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Project Manager Intern

May - July 2017 • Mettawa, IL

What I liked

I was able to learn and work in a corporate advertising agency. This led to a full time contracting position. I was able to find a place in the agency that needed the most help, and I dove right in for the chance to get a job .

What I wish was different

I wish I had more set instructions of what to do, and how to be a project manager.

Advice

Internships are awesome because you can learn about a new industry. However, if the industry is new for you, right down a list of things you are hoping to understand about ti, whether its roles, responsibilities, or top skills needed to succeed. Once you have a list, you will be ablate understand where you will fit in best, and how you can grow.
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R&D Lab Technician

June 2017 • Lake Bluff, IL

What I liked

Great company to work for, team building activities, finding scientific discoveries, culture.

What I wish was different

It's the corporate world

Advice

Have science experience, research about what the company does.
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Intern

May - August 2017 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The people and the company are amazing. You learn a ton and get to experience real work. There's no "intern work" like getting coffee. You jump right in.

What I wish was different

I was unable to participate in an engineering role, which I would have liked to do.

Advice

Talk to as many people as possible! Connections are important!
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Operation Support

June - September 2017 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed the time I had there with my coworkers. Learning the corporate world all the will expanding my connections.

What I wish was different

I wish I expanded my connections more. Even out of my small team and join the larger part of the company.

Advice

Soak it all in. Every interaction can help you later down the line.
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Computational Biology Intern

June 2017 • Redwood City, CA

What I liked

The Summer Worker program at AbbVie is a great way to get your feet wet in pharma. I really enjoyed the drug development mini-series in which we got to learn about the broader process of drug development outside of our specific area.

What I wish was different

I wish I had talked to more employees outside of my group.

Advice

Network! Take advantage of how big the company is in order to meet as many people as possible. Also, expectations for interns are not too high, so impress your manager and team by going above and beyond.
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Summer Research Intern

May - August 2018 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

I had the freedom to apply my own knowledge to take on a personal research project along with my main project. Everyone respects you there and is willing to help you learn.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more rigorous projects because 2 wasn't enough. I found myself having a lot of down time.

Advice

Try your best to get to know as many people as possible. It's only an internship, so the work you do is not as important as building your network. This will ensure that you get an opportunity to come back.
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