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Continous Improvement Engineer

June - August 2021 • Lincoln, IL

What I liked

I liked the different types of work I did. I was able to work with many different departments and learned about all the different aspects of the company!

What I wish was different

I wish I got actual projects assigned to me instead of random tasks.

Advice

Be ready to do anything!
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Design Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I did this internship virtually because of covid, so I enjoyed getting used to the virtual setting for meetings as that's what will probably be used in the immediate future. I enjoyed seeing the electrical side of the industry as my main focus in the past has been mechanical.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have set up more meetings with my manager and been more proactive in asking for things to do, rather than waiting for him to tell me what I could work on.

Advice

I would say to keep in constant contact with your team members, have questions prepared to ask before your meetings so you can use the time you have with them as efficiently as possible.
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Technical Sales Intern

May - August 2020 • Cadillac, MI

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to learn about the company and the field of technical sales. Even from a virtual setting I had the opportunity to collaborate with other interns and network with many Eaton employees.

What I wish was different

I, and I think everyone else, wish that this experience could have been in person; however, I applaud Eaton's efforts to still put on an excellent virtual intern program and learning experience.

Advice

One piece of advice that I would give about this experience is to not be afraid to pick up the phone. A lot of people looked at a virtual internship and completely gave up on any impactful networking because it wasn' t in person. I took advantage of Eaton contacts and LinkedIn over the Summer to set up multiple phone calls with employees from a variety of job positions. I learned so much about the company culture as well as future career opportunities through these interactions.
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Manufacturing Co-op

May - August 2020 • Beltsville, MD

What I liked

It was a very nice experience to have, especially when many other work places were being shut down and internships being canceled do to COVID.

What I wish was different

I really wish the work was not remote, it took away a big portion of what I was interested in, that being working on the shop floor.

Advice

Try to reach out and speak to the representatives at the career fairs. They are incredibly kind and will help you with any questions and help revise your resume to get it ready for potential interviews with the company.
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Embedded Linux Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

The experience was very flexible and I was given everything I needed to be successful.

What I wish was different

You are required to accept your internship offer before knowing where you will be placed. This is unfortunate if you are not prepared to relocate without knowing where you will relocate to. I was, however, provided a choice in what my preferences were.

Advice

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Operations Engineering Internship

May - August 2019 • Galesburg, MI

What I liked

I thoroughly enjoyed getting to visit a different state for 3 months and being taken out of my comfort zone. I liked experiencing the professional workplace and doing engineering work that wasn't for a grade.

What I wish was different

I wish that it had been longer. I was working at this location for 3 months and felt like I had just got into the swing of things when the internship came to an end.

Advice

My piece of advice would be to not feel intimidated by working with people who have been there for years or are much older than you. They don't expect you to know everything or be a remarkable asset to the team, they know you will only be there for a short time and are mainly there to learn so it would be best to view it as a learning experience.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

October 2018 • North Charleston, SC

What I liked

The pay was great and there were some great networking opportunities.

What I wish was different

I wish they hadn't led me on by telling me I'd be hired before the end

Advice

If the internship is for ME or QE, go for it. If it's for CI, pass.
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Operations excellence

May - August 2018 • Asheville, NC

What I liked

The company as a whole ran extremely smooth and the work place focused on the employees and safety in a very busy atmosphere. Manufacturing and design in the same location for 100% of engineered to ordered parts meant everyone was constantly on their toes and learning new things.

What I wish was different

Communication with my manager was lackluster. She had just started her new position and was extremely busy.

Advice

Try and work at Eaton. There are so many opportunities to grow and learn through the organization and everyone is nice and the company treats its employees extremely well.
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Corporate Financial Analyst

January 2019 • Galesburg, MI

What I liked

-Great work experience -Ability to relate work experience to things we learn in classes -Everyone at Eaton wants you to learn and suceed

What I wish was different

I do not wish that anything was different. My experience being a Co-Op at Eaton was hands down the best decision I have made in my life, and would not change anything about it.

Advice

Do not be hesitant to apply for internships/co-ops with companies that interest you. They are great ways to learn if a certain career path is the right fit for you.
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NVH enigneering co-op

January 2019 • Marshall, MI

What I liked

Working hands on using advances problem solving techniques to determine root cause for NVH concerns

What I wish was different

Would like to have some more training for the different products that are seen throughout the company. Eaton does a great job at making these resources available and i will be attaining these in the near future.

Advice

Continue to work toward improving your self time management to be able to keep pace with the fast pace environment
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Electrical intern

May - August 2019 • Galesburg, MI

What I liked

I loved the coworkers and other interns I met.

What I wish was different

I wish the location had been different.

Advice

Just know that you won’t discover your actual position and location until a few months before you start.
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Marketing communications co-op

June 2019 • Galesburg, MI

What I liked

The chance to learn marketing communications from a corporate perspective.

What I wish was different

Nothing. So far, so good! The company is great to work for and my boss has been fantastic!

Advice

Don’t be afraid to take risks or feel uncomfortable. It’s hard, but these times are when I’ve learned the most.
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Pack team lead

January 2019 • Duncan, SC

What I liked

I love the customer focus that drives the company.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more teamwork.

Advice

Teamwork is how a job excels.
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Design Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I like the fact that the work I am doing is valuable to the company and it’s not just “summer intern work”. Having direct mentors speeds up the learning process.

What I wish was different

There wasn’t anything that I wish was different.

Advice

Eaton is a great place to intern or co-op at. I highly recommend it to other students.
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Engineering intern

May - August 2019 • Eden Prairie, MN

What I liked

applying my learning and seeing what the professional field is like

What I wish was different

more hands on

Advice

apply early
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Lead Engineering Tech

January 2005 • Wilsonville, OR

What I liked

I've been working full time 10+ years for this company, i recently set a hard goal to complete BSEET in Spring-2020. This goal creates challenges when meeting work goals, within that i enjoyed documenting schedule and projects completed while taking 9+ credit each term.

What I wish was different

Take more time off work, schedule more classes and work on scholarships to help financial load. I could have done a better job documenting my projects completed at work, when I apply for positions next year this will help communicate my leadership strengths and give validation to experience level.

Advice

You can work full-time and complete college goals, only negative applies toward completing degree quickly.
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Cooper lightening

May - December 2019 • Vicksburg, MS

What I liked

I liked the environment and the way I was treated on the shift

What I wish was different

Advice

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Application Engineering Co-Op

January - August 2019 • Arden, NC

What I liked

The opportunity to work in a manufacturing plant. It allowed me to be able to see the direct results from the work I was doing, as well as see many of the other different aspects (sales, manufacturing engineering, plant floor support, etc) that goes into the manufactured product. Working within the Medium Voltage Motor Controls product line also afforded me an opportunity to work in a sector of Electrical Engineering I may not have considered working in post college.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to have more opportunities to work directly with the manufactured product. However, due to the dangerous nature of Medium Voltage, it is understandable why not many opportunities presented themselves.

Advice

I would suggest that students should not be afraid to interact with their fellow employees, and to ask questions. In the first few weeks of my co-op, I kept to myself, outside of interacting with my boss. Once I started interacting and getting to know my co-workers, I was able to develop a good relation with them, both personally and professionally. This professional relationship also afforded me more learning opportunities outside of my assigned work.
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Operations Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Galesburg, MI

What I liked

I loved the whole experience of this summer. Not only did I learn a lot about a specific style of engineering, but I also got the chance to live alone in a completely different state and work professionally for 3 months. I'll always remember my summer servicing transmissions as the start of my career.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been some help in finding a place to live in the area I worked for my internship. It was hard finding a place I would want to live for 3 and a half months from 14 hours away.

Advice

Have an open mind about each day. Some days I learnt a lot and I met new people. Other days I didn't learn anything because my manager was so busy, and I didn't talk to anybody. It was important to remember both of these types of days are normal and okay.
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NPD Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • South Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

People Hands on experience Treated as an equal

What I wish was different

It could have been more specific to my EE major.

Advice

Eaton is a great company who treats their employees with respect.
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