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BAE Systems, Inc.

Accounts Receivable Intern

May 2021 • York, PA

What I liked

This company really appreciated the interns and always had fun events for us to network and get to know one another. The people are really great.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Always be open to something new and take every chance you get to expand your network.
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Contracts Intern

June - August 2021 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

It was a really unique experience and the company did a good job of professional development as well as teaching you what you need to succeed in the job and in the field.

What I wish was different

I wish it had been in person! I would have learned a lot more if I had been able to be at the work site in person.

Advice

Be prepared to do things you don't normally do in your field of study: as a pre-law student I found myself working heavily with excel and also doing a lot of business calculus/mathematics. I did alright, but just be prepared for that.
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Electrical Technician

June - August 2021 • Cedar Rapids, IA

What I liked

I liked the different projects that they had me work on and not stay in the same place all the time.

What I wish was different

I wish they were busier because there was some days that no one really had stuff to do so I was just sent home early for the day.

Advice

I would say that everyone here is very helpful and always willing to go out of their way to explain what they are working on or help you clarify any questions you have on the tasks that you have.
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Technical Intern

May - July 2021 • Aiken, SC

What I liked

Everyone was very helpful in teaching me about the company and the supply chain!

What I wish was different

I wish there was another intern as well as me.

Advice

Speak up in the beginning, people want to hear what you have to contribute
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System Administrator Intern

August 2019 - June 2020 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

Interesting work, opportunity for upward mobility

What I wish was different

Advice

Interview for the jobs you want even if you don’t feel qualified yet.
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Technial Intern II

September 2019 - January 2020 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

Great work environment, and every other Friday off!

What I wish was different

More technical work

Advice

Great opportunity if you want to get into defense work, or development in general
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Technical Intern III: FPGA Design

June - August 2020 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

I really enjoyed the design work I got into. I was able to target Xilinx FPGAs and design a state machine that would configure another external device. I had a really good experience with my project mentor as well as the project overall. I can definitely say this experience will be useful in looking for a career in the field.

What I wish was different

Due to the COVID pandemic I couldn't be on-site, so all of my work was remote. However, this didn't prevent good communication with my project mentor. Because the project was going so well, he actually was able to take out lab equipment for me to use the last week of the internship to test out the design after simulation. But I do wish I could have gotten the chance to work on-site and in the lab.

Advice

Communication is key. If you're stuck on something, don't spin on it and try to figure it out on your own. Ask for help or advice and don't be afraid to. Communicate with your team or mentor and you'd be surprised how much great info you can learn.
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Aerospace and Environmental Engineering Intern

April - September 2019 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

Working for a company invested in a critical portion of the National Defense Strategy was a privilege. I had the opportunity to travel to five locations across the mid to western states to meet full time service members and assess capabilities of the weapon system they were tasked with sustaining. In doing so I crossed over into multiple engineering disciplines completing the assignments I was given. I felt like I was treated as an employee rather than an intern with the level of autonomy I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to participate in more mechanically oriented projects. Most of my assignments revolved around environmental law and ensuring various design team members understood the constraints it placed on their work.

Advice

Never think you aren't qualified enough for an internship. Either you will gain experience in networking and interviewing that could be used for future opportunities, or you will be given the chance to take part in some really great work. It is NEVER too early to start actively looking for future career opportunities.
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Technical Intern

June - August 2020 • Totowa, NJ

What I liked

They were flexible with the way work was done due to COVID.

What I wish was different

More check-ins and guidance on work.

Advice

It was unique due to the fact I was able to work from home doing an internship during a global pandemic.
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Environmental Engineering Intern

April - September 2019 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

I was respected and treated as a member of the team. I was provided autonomy in completing the assigned projects I was given. The projects I took part in had real-world consequences and mattered to the organization and customer greatly. I felt I was making a difference for the company. The company provided opportunities to network, shadow, travel on business-related trips, and to an extent build my own work schedule.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been compensated more for the work I did. I wish I would have had a chance to take part in intern activities more. Often interns in other departments took part in lunches, outings, and fun outside of work I was never made aware of.

Advice

Take the work you do seriously, and don't be afraid to make projects your own. Answers will not be provided and situations will not be idealized like homework in school. Ask questions on where to go to gather information, not just to be provided the information itself.
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Technical Intern III

December 2018 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

learning experience, people, technology

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

ask questions and make friends
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Test Engineer

July 2019 • Mount Laurel Township, NJ

What I liked

Flexible

What I wish was different

Advice

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CTO Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Great professional network, lots of things learned throughout the course of the internship.

What I wish was different

Paid Housing

Advice

It’s great to be open-minded
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Technical Intern 2

June - December 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

Was provided engaging work that needed thought and teamwork with many programs in the company to finish.

What I wish was different

Wish I had personally reached out more as BAE is a good company to network yourself through and is very beneficial.

Advice

Networking is important at an internship for the ability to come back a different time.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

February 2018 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

I liked all of the preparation and training to become a full-time engineer.

What I wish was different

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Facilities Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

Interesting to see the many BAE sites in NH and the breadth of what they do

What I wish was different

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Mechanical Egineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

Flexible hours Great people Different projects

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask as many questions as you can and take on as much as you can. It will help you grow a lot
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Electrical Engineering Intern

July 2019 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

Great coworkers, every other friday off of work, flexible with school schedule

What I wish was different

Not much technical work

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions
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Technical Intern III

July - December 2018 • Hudson, NH

What I liked

I learned a lot about electronic systems and how mechanical and electrical engineers can work together to create some very complicated and cool products.

What I wish was different

I wish that the atmosphere had been more collaborative. Everyone seemed to keep to themselves a lot.

Advice

Working on such important, technically challenging project was a little intimidating to me at first. I set up weekly meetings with the manager on my biggest project. That way I could be sure that I was on the same page about the objectives throughout the process and get some of my bigger design decisions double checked.
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Contract Administrator

June - August 2019 • Fort Walton Beach, FL

What I liked

The experience of working for a big company and learning all the ins and outs of what they actually do was really cool. The coworkers were all really friendly and the overall experience made me look forward to applying to work there full time after graduation.

What I wish was different

Due to being only an intern the amount of work was limited. There were high points of new projects where i would get to do or learn something new but there was a lot of downtime, but i was getting paid so cant really complain.

Advice

I felt that doing an internship was very beneficial towards my overall career. Not only did i get good work experience towards learning about a certain career path and business but it was a great opportunity to get my foot in the door with a great company and boost my resume.
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