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Rehrig Pacific Company

Plant Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Overland Park, KS

What I liked

The ability to be self-responsible for completing process and facility improvement projects. Freedom to research, purchase, and see implementation of project ideas and designs. Everyday was a fun, educational experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

This internship is great for an engineering student is unsure of what he/she wants to do post graduation. It opens you to a wide variety of engineering types. You get a chance to get your hands dirty while making significant improvements to the company's processes. One piece of advice would be to prepare yourself for doing heavy research in a short amount of time.
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Plant Engineer Intern

June - September 2017 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

We were treated as fully capable, autonomous engineers. Our interns (3 total) had important projects made available to us, and were given the liberty to pick who would choose which project. I liked working in real capacity in the real world. And they paid us. Take-home pay was nothing special...but we got a company car with fleet gascard, free housing near Huntington Beach, and plenty of food/company picnic/Rehrig swag/company outings etc.

What I wish was different

Not too much I would change, it was an AWESOME internship. Far exceeded my expectations of the job.

Advice

Understand your worth. You have knowledge coming out of Cal Poly here that many people who've been in the working world -and not actively learning new technologies and skills- will not possess. Learn to communicate well, have a good relationship with your boss, and work effectiely in the system you are in. But don't hesitate to voice insights you have on how to possibly improve things if you think you're right...you well might be!
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