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Electrical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Menomonee Falls, WI

What I liked

Eaton is a company that emphasized values first, which helped form a great culture that I absolutely loved working in. I was able to do software development for automated testing framework. I had the freedom to explore how to create the framework but was able to ask questions others for technical advice. I always had consistent check in to make sure I had everything I needed. Great work environment with plenty of flexibility.

What I wish was different

Advice

Come in with an open mind and be willing to ask questions if you don't know something.
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Operations Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Kings Mountain, NC

What I liked

Very engaging and felt like a part of the company, even though I was only there for the Summer. I was consistently challenged and given plenty of opportunities to shine and exhibit my skills to the company.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have had more exposure with other departments while I was working, but I was able to get a quality overview of them. Eaton is great at personalizing your experience for what you are most passionate about.

Advice

Always ask questions and don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone because those moments are when you learn the most and develop at a faster pace.
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Corporate communications intern

June - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Eaton has a great company culture. I was able participate in various community service work with United Way and really experience the organization. I learned so much and received support from people in all departments, and was even able to lead projects throughout the summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

In this role, it was important to be able to give and receive honest feedback. Everyone there wants to help you to improve and wants to hear what new perspectives you can offer.
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Software and Controls Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed my experience both with coding and in the lab. It was a nice balance of hands on experience and simulations.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Finance and accounting intern

May - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I liked that I got to meet several intelligent and professional people. I had coffee with a global economist and worked on a project with a CFA.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had a different project, it mainly dealt with creating lists in Excel, whereas I wanted to do more finance or accounting work.

Advice

Come in early and stay late. Do good work and don’t let people see you get flustered or stressed even when you are. Try to extend the internship by a couple weeks. It flies by!
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Operations Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Greenwood, SC

What I liked

Opportunity to learn many ropes involving Eaton's manufacturing process, specifically their Hydraulics products.

What I wish was different

Wish I could have had more time to learn.

Advice

It is always a good choice to step into the unknown and be uncomfortable to achieve growth in yourself.
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Marketing communications intern

May - August 2018 • Peachtree City, GA

What I liked

The team I worked with and the learning experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be willing to jump on any task given even if it is out of your comfort zone.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

January 2017 - May 2018 • Marshall, MI

What I liked

Tought me a lot about the industry and real world engineering applications.

What I wish was different

I really have no changesd to my role at Eaton.

Advice

When in an internship do not be scared that yo udo not know everything when starting. this was a big learning curve and the company knows this.
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Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Marshall, MI

What I liked

The people were very supportive Worked with my strengths, challenged my weaknesses Gave me projects to run with Never a slow day Very Flexible schedule

What I wish was different

some other interns did not have enough work while others had too much

Advice

Work efficiently while checking things twice. The technicians will save your butt in testing and are some of the kindest people you will meet. do not piss them off.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I was able to see the application of what I learned in my classes be put to use! Also loved collaborating with other interns as well as more experienced engineers.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer (it was only 12 weeks)

Advice

Don't be afraid to as questions! Also, being nice and respectful always gets you far.
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Field Service Engineer

June - September 2018 • Pleasanton, CA

What I liked

I can travel to many places and not do the same thing everyday. I enjoy working in a team oriented environment and being able to work for many high-profile customers.

What I wish was different

I wish the location or area wasn't so freaking expensive.

Advice

Learn how to personally connect with people and ask a LOT of questions. Find ways to challenge yourself and have a mentor that can help set goals or challenges for you.
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Field Service Engineer Intern

June - September 2017 • Livermore, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the travelling aspect of my internship where I was able to work with various tech companies and engaged in projects related to electrical engineering.

What I wish was different

One thing I would have wished for is having projects assigned to me rather than me trying to find projects to work with.

Advice

As an intern, it is crucial to establish a good relationship with other employees. Even though work is important, there's nothing more important than having your future employers remember who you are.
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Software Developer

June - September 2017 • Eden Prairie, MN

What I liked

I was assigned work that was meaningful and educational. I was given freedom to offer suggestions and work on additional projects in addition to my assigned tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more customer interaction

Advice

Try to find a solution before asking a question. When you ask, share what you did before seeking help in an attempt to solve the problem independently.
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Operations Engineer

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The people, the culture, and the incredible amount I learned.

What I wish was different

I feel like I spent the first few weeks waiting to get involved in a project, which was frustrating.

Advice

Don't be afraid to find / make ways to get involved. Sometimes you have to make your own opportunities
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Finance and Accounting Co-op

March 2018 • Galesburg, MI

What I liked

How I am doing relevant work and have responsibilities and processes that I own and have to keep up on. So much real work experience it was a little overwhelming at first but that's where you see the most growth and learn the most. I am doing the same job as other financial analysts are doing in the company. Everything is very hands on and you will have enough work to keep you busy at all times. They are VERY flexible with your schedule. You basically make your own during the school year. It is a year long Co-op opportunity

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Internships and Co-ops are a huge boost for looking for a career upon graduation. You will feel much more confident in your knowledge and skills and it looks great to employers
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Internal Controls Intern

May - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

The chance to work with a company that has 96,000 employee's and see all the different business lines was pretty amazing.

What I wish was different

It's hard working away from family and friends taking on a new city, and working for such a big company has it's pros and cons. Nothing could have been extremely different, it was an awesome summer.

Advice

Eaton is an amazing company that has an awesome program for early talent. Prepare yourself for stepping into a big company!
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