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Manufacturing Intern

May - August 2017 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

I was given a very relevant project and the team trusted me enough to assign me more tasks and count on good results

What I wish was different

Maybe working in a bigger site would have been better since I was one if three interns

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for what you want!
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Digital Technology Leadership Program Intern - Close Simplification and BI Lead

June - August 2017 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Fantastic internship program - interns were given a lot of responsibility which was unexpected considering the size of the company. I got to work with some incredibly talented people and was encouraged to pursue my own interests as well ask working on my job. I was matched very well with the project I was given for the summer so I felt I could really excel, but every day I was challenged to improve my skills to improve my project overall.

What I wish was different

We came into the program and were told that they were looking to hire a lot of the interns, however in the end they didn't hire as many as we were originally told. Amazing experience - wish it would have led to a full time job, but the majority of interns, were not hired.

Advice

Take advantage of the open door policy that GE has - ask any full time employee of the company to go with you to get coffee to learn more about their career and the company.
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Infra-Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I loved the environment and the people, as well as making your internship your own. I was not walked through step-by-step on my tasks. I had to reach out to people, make jobs, make things for me to do. The effort you put in, is the experience you get out. Of course, I needed help at first, as I knew nothing. I needed to be given tasks to begin. But, after that, it was all on me to make it the experience I wanted it to be.

What I wish was different

I wish that the on-boarding process had been smoother. It was all great until the first day. After the first day, I felt like I had been dropped off and told to figure it out. It was hard to get help from those around me, since they were busy with their own jobs. It also took 3 weeks to finally get all the accesses I needed to do my job, which gave me 3 weeks of trying to figure out what I could do and make the most of my time.

Advice

People skills are key. Make sure you get to know all the people you are working with, and get to know them outside of just their job titles. Also, in my situation, I was thrown into a shop with both hourly and salary shop floor workers. As an intern, I fell between those two. I was doing and gaining experience for a salary position, but being paid at an hourly rate. Get to know both sides of the equation. The more you lead, the more you serve.
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Finance

March - August 2018 • Muskegon, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed diving into a field of my education and interests. I learned many things that we are just now starting to talk about in school so it gave me a head start in school.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been able to view different departments within my business.

Advice

This summer job was able to teach me more than school has been able to.
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Engineering Co-op

May 2019 • Vandalia, OH

What I liked

I really liked the environment. Everyone at GE Aviation are there to help you and if you have any questions or need any help with what you are working on. They also let you work on projects that have an impact on GE Aviation and real world effects.

What I wish was different

It would be nice to get information like where you would be working much earlier so you can plan better.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and try to get to know your co-workers.
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Manufacturing Engineer Co-op

May 2019 • Pensacola, FL

What I liked

Working at GE I really felt that I was a part of the team. My contributions were relevant and will have a long term impact on safety, quality and on-time delivery. My supervisor gave me regular feedback on my performance and guided me to have a successful experience.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a better system for me to become orientated with the processes in the plant. I took several weeks just familiarizing my self with the people and process.

Advice

To anyone considering this position, be a learner and be humble. Everyperson you talk to has some experience that you do not have so be willing to learn from anyone.
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Technical EDI

May - August 2017 • Trevose, PA

What I liked

I was given one project assignment that was the focus of my entire summer. I was given a lot of independence with this project and lots of opportunity for growth.

What I wish was different

There was a lot of repetition in what I was doing. It might have been nice to be able to explore different functions at the work site as well.

Advice

Ask lots and lots of questions. Not only will they make your job easier but it shows your managers you are interested and passionate about what you are doing.
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Lean Engineering Co-op/Intern

June 2017 • Norwich, NY

What I liked

My boss was great, she always made sure that I had projects to work on and that I knew what I was doing. Someone was always there to answer the million questions that I had to get my job done.

What I wish was different

The town is very small and in the middle of no where so there wasn't much to do after work.

Advice

Ask as many questions as it takes for you to understand what is going on and what you need to do. People are happy to answer.
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Production Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • McAllen, TX

What I liked

They really cared about developing their interns.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a little more training at the beginning.

Advice

Be ready to work hard and have fun!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I learned a lot and I felt like a useful part of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more responsibility

Advice

Always ask for work
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environmental health and safety co-op

August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

the culture

What I wish was different

projects/roles

Advice

take any opportunity that is presented to you
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Pipestress Summer Intern

May - August 2017 • New London, CT

What I liked

Lots of great engineering experience. Completed real projects alongside engineers, and got assigned work just like full-time engineers in the department.

What I wish was different

I didn't start getting this type of work until my second year at the internship.

Advice

Start getting internships early. Apply after freshman year, don't wait.
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Controls Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

I loved the worked environment as well as the newer technologies I was learning about. I also really enjoyed working with my team and exploring a new city!

What I wish was different

Advice

Always try new experiences even if they seem scary and far fetched!
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Non-Metallic Materials Lab Support

June - August 2019 • Schenectady, NY

What I liked

Great environment, team, and word dynamics. Allowed a lot of growth in my knowledge and experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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EH&S intern

July - August 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

The employees were very informative and helpful, but hands off in a way that allowed me to manage my time across multiple projects. My co-workers were also so amazing and inspirational in the work that they did this summer and hope to do in their future.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to start sooner so that I could do more than one large (final) project that I ran on my own and wrote up a report on to conclude the summer.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and be willing to try new things. Also, don't shy away from sharing your interests with your employer because you never know if they can cater your work to include some of what you are interested or a project completely centered around your interests.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Very supportive assignment leader, great introduction to large scale manufacturing.

What I wish was different

The internship is operations focused rather than design focused; I was not made aware of this until late in the process.

Advice

The more work you ask for the better the work you get will be.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed the atmosphere of GE. Always have enjoyed the collaboration emphasis within the company.

What I wish was different

Advice

Stick with the company that wants you from the beginning, the will invest time and money to keep you.
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DTLP Intern

May - August 2017 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I found the work environment and people to be incredible. It’s a big company that feels like a start up environment in a lot of ways. While they were seeming to have a bit of financial trouble as a larger company, the intern group was still treated well and I had an amazing time.

What I wish was different

I wouldn’t change much of anything besides wanting to be in a different city. Cincinnati is nice, but since I knew the area I wanted to experience somewhere else.

Advice

Make sure to take advantage of the connections you make, everyone is always moving in GE and you never know when you’ll see a person later in your career or time at GE.
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Infrastructure Engineer

May - August 2018 • Lynn, MA

What I liked

The workers were extremely friendly which made the experience feel like home. I was given a lot of responsibility which allowed me to lead project groups and have real world experience

What I wish was different

Management sometimes tried to hide issues with the company

Advice

Always ask for more work. By becoming involved in numerous projects it allows you to gain experience in numerous career fields. It also develops a great resume
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Aerospace Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I like the projects I completed. Very closely related to my major of study. GE Aviation is excellent with proving interns real work that will make an impact in the company immediately and can be felt.

What I wish was different

My manager situation was complicated because I was assigned a manager that was retiring in the middle of my rotation. Other than that, everything was ideal.

Advice

Do your research on the city you ask to work in.
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