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Henkel

Finance intern

June - August 2021 • Culver City, CA

What I liked

I especially loved the entrepreneurial and team-driven environment, as well as being given the opportunity to contribute to the valuable output of Henkel.

What I wish was different

I wish we could have been in person, but covid is still very much real.

Advice

Loosen up and be yourself. The culture of the company and its people is very welcoming.
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Technical customer service intern

June - August 2021 • Bridgewater Township, NJ

What I liked

Team was very welcoming, good training, was able to make a contribution.

What I wish was different

In the past, there were site tours and more intern events that were cancelled due to covid. It would have been nice to have those

Advice

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Analytical Lab Technician Intern

May 2020 • Madison Heights, MI

What I liked

I love how the analytical team collaborates ideas together to determine solutions to problems or to develop/improve methods to increase efficiency. Everyone is extremely friendly and approachable. The other interns and I worked together to complete sample tests for customers, and we always helped each other out.

What I wish was different

As I still currently work here, I wish to gain more experience and knowledge with other instruments/machines. I also wish that I am able to work directly alongside one of the chemical engineers to gain more insight about my future career. I currently work in the lab semi-independently.

Advice

Set yourself different from the rest by doing more than what you’re asked to do. This experience is a stepping stone into a professional career. The management will notice your efforts and possibly offer you a full-time job upon graduation, or they can be a great reference for the next step into your career.
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Finance Intern

June - August 2020 • Rocky Hill, CT

What I liked

I enjoyed that this was a program that taught interns about various positions in finance as well as about the company in general. There was also collaboration between interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

Make the most of LinkedIn Learning.
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Process Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Pittsburg, CA

What I liked

The people working there are amazing! I loved learning new things every day. The pay was very good and I felt that everything I was working on was impacting tons of people. I'm very happy that it was my FIRST engineering/workforce experience!!

What I wish was different

I wish it was located closer to Davis, CA. I was commuting every day from Davis to Concord but it was worth it in the long run.

Advice

Being able to multitask is quintessential for working in the "real" world. There was a time when I was working on 20 projects/tasks at a time on top of attending meetings and trying to eat lunch.
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Co op manufacturing engineer

February 2019 • Bowling Green, KY

What I liked

Work flexibility

What I wish was different

More direction and assistance

Advice

It will broaden your experience and open more doors for your future
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Formulary Chemist

May - August 2019 • Trumbull, CT

What I liked

Great people

What I wish was different

More challenging

Advice

Network!
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Cosmetic Chemist Intern

June - August 2019 • Darien, CT

What I liked

I enjoyed several different aspects of my internship. I was working daily inside of a laboratory alongside senior chemists integrated into a research project. I was involved in day to day batch making of various new and existing products of the Joico hair care line. I would run the products through stability and analyze the products' pH, viscosity, appearance, odor and weight loss. This would determine whether or not the product would survive on the shelf. This was extremely interesting to see how a product comes to life from the lab to the shelves.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was able to do more individual work on a specific project, rather than help other chemists out every day. I still enjoyed this very much and learned quite a bit from my internship.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is to make every day count. I was able to learn so much each and every day and was able to meet many new people. I was able to network and learn about other people's experiences and even decide what I want to do with my career.
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Technical Customer Support

June - August 2018 • Bridgewater Township, NJ

What I liked

Had to option to do a variety of different tasks, sit in on meetings, and presents my data & findings at the end of my internship.

What I wish was different

Maybe more interaction with the customers or a way to see were this research or data was being applied. More than simply, the customer wants a product that does (insert here).

Advice

Use your calender and manage your time effectively. Depending on your tasks you can have stretches of time when you either have a lot to do or little so I would recommend trying to space it out evenly.
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Packaging Engineer Intern

January - July 2018 • Trumbull, CT

What I liked

The projects I got to do and being able to work with multiple team members. I got to work on projects in multiple different stages and with multiple different customers. Team was very close and I was comfortable working with all of them. Also got to work with designers and help with the package design process.

What I wish was different

A little less palletizing work and more package testing would have been nice.

Advice

Be willing to work with multiple different people on different products and be aware of how bottles are made and different film properties.
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Pricing Analyst Intern

July 2018 • Rocky Hill, CT

What I liked

I absolutely love the company and environment that I was working in. Everyone is extremely friendly, helpful, and wants you to succeed/ grow as a young professional. I learned a lot about all aspects of the business and really enjoyed learning more about pricing within the marketing department.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more intern bonding events

Advice

It is extremely beneficial to get involved in any sports leagues or activites that your employer offers you. Participating in the summer softball league was one of the highlights of my summer and was a great networking opportunity.
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Finance Intern

May 2018 • Stamford, CT

What I liked

I liked the high levels of responsibility and independence regarding important tasks.

What I wish was different

I wish I were able to sit through more meetings in order to gain a better understanding of how a corporation works to solve problems.

Advice

Although the internship taught me amazing technical skills, I believe the soft skills I gained are invaluable and crucial when working with a team of professionals.
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Temp

May 2018 • Cannon Falls, MN

What I liked

Working with people that I already knew through my dad.

What I wish was different

Not having to wake up so early to go to work.

Advice

Work your hardest and put into it everything that you have to give.
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