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BASF Corporation

AEF PDP Summer Intern

May - August 2017 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed the company culture, as well as the many opportunities and responsibilities I was granted over the course of the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked more with their corporate audit team, but I enjoyed the work that I did throughout the summer.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can through networking - reach out to employees and interns in other departments, grab lunch or coffee, and really take advantage of every opportunity that you can.
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PDP Engineering Intern

May 2017 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

In my short time at the company I was able to work closely with scientists and engineers on real projects. I was also exposed to many different aspects of the chemical engineer, from research to production, marketing, and procurement.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more responsibilities.

Advice

Work hard and ask lots of questions. Everyone wants to help you succeed.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Good perks, positive work environment, friendly coworkers

What I wish was different

Needed more challenging projects

Advice

Always seek out more responsibility—opportunities won’t just be handed to you.
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Chemical Laboratory Technician

May 2017 • McIntosh, AL

What I liked

I loved getting to work in my field and learning more about the industry part of chemistry. The people were also amazing and helpful and allowed me to grow professionally by letting me attend meetings and learning how to work within a lab system.

What I wish was different

I wish it was closer, that commute was no joke.

Advice

Having experience during undergraduate can open up so many doors. I tend to look at job postings for entry-level chemistry and most require 2-3 years of laboratory experience and now I have that!
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Computer Programmer

June - August 2018 • Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate

What I liked

Living in Germany and having challenging tasks at work.

What I wish was different

I wish there would've been another programmer to work with - I was the only one around and pretty much had to teach myself everything about augmented reality programming.

Advice

Don't get caught up in trying to do your work as fast as possible because you'll end up pursuing the first solution you think of and it may not be the best one.
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Engineering

May - August 2018 • Geismar, LA

What I liked

Atmosphere and experience in the field

What I wish was different

Longer internship

Advice

Ask a lot of questions
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Tax Intern

May - August 2018 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

Learned a lot and everyone was very professional. Worked with a lot of people that had very different jobs so I could learn multiple roles at the company.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

They made it very easy to network we had such with executives every Monday. They care if you learn and don't just throw work at you.
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Chemistry Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed learning from professionals in the mining industry and learning real world lab practices and techniques.

What I wish was different

A lot of days I was working individually in the lab, so it got kinda boring.

Advice

People skills were just as important as technical skills. Working with and learning from other people in the lab was essential to my success. We also had to present the data we collected to others within the corporation, so good presenting skills were important.
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Supply Chain Intern

May 2017 - August 2018 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I gained a lot of great experience working at BASF!

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

I thought learning how to network and understanding professional relationships was really helpful!
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Chemical Laboratory Technician

May - August 2018 • Wyandotte, MI

What I liked

Flexible hours, great company with a lot of benefits to employees. Co-worker were really accepting, knowledgeable, and want to help me succeed.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be inquisitive and network as much as possible.
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Environmental Engineering intern

June - September 2018 • Freeport, TX

What I liked

People I worked with

What I wish was different

Nothing, it was great

Advice

Ask questions
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Engineering Intern

June - July 2016 • Mangalore, Karnataka

What I liked

How a chemical plant works is pretty different and challenging than the classroom studies. Problem solving abilities is the most handy thing everyone should try to develop to be a successful chemical engineer

What I wish was different

I wish I had a project early at the internship that would have helped me learn more.

Advice

Maintain good relations with the HR and plant heads. They help you get good projects on site which is the best thing if you want to learn. It's important to have a good communication and showcase your knowledge. It's always advisable to be an extrovert at work.
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Chemical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

The people are awesome and fun to work with. Its a tight knit community within a large corporation. My mentor made sure I was having a good experience throughout the summer and I gained not only technical skills but life skills as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask questions, go to events, and get what you want out of it.
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