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BAE Systems, Inc.

Program management intern

June - August 2018 • Wayne, NJ

What I liked

I wasn’t only restricted to program management, I was able to work in various areas of the company.

What I wish was different

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Technical Intern III

May 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

I have constantly been learning new skills and expanding my knowledge while working here. There is also a very keen interest shown by management to get interns engaged in real projects (instead of busy work) as well as retain interns after they graduate.

What I wish was different

Although I enjoy my current role, the position I filled on my team was more meant for a Computer Science major rather than a Computer Engineering major, and not knowing that I felt ill-prepared to begin working. That being said, my team was very accepting of the learning curve I faced and ultimately I have settled into the role well, but I still wish I had known more about the position before beginning my internship.

Advice

Be prepared to do real work. BAE does not like for its interns to sit around filing papers and filling out Excel spreadsheets. Even if the work is slow for a little while (although asking for more work is always a good way to fix this), sooner or later a task will come along that your team will need you to complete.
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Data Science Intern

May 2019 • McLean, VA

What I liked

learning new technologies and being able to work on classified government projects

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

be proactive
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Technical intern

June - August 2019 • Hill Air Force Base, UT

What I liked

Interacting with higher up technical analysts and getting to see first hand what they deal with every day.

What I wish was different

I wish that the program was successful, but I understand that this was the first year they conducted a program here in Utah.

Advice

Always try to get things ready before hand.
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CI Intern

May 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

Each day was a new day. The projects were very interesting. I was also very busy and never low on work. I was able to use some CADing skills as I worked on the 3D printer and CAD program Creo.

What I wish was different

I wish the job was more technical and possibly used some more engineering skills.

Advice

Going into this internship I was nervous about the size of the company. After working here I absolutely love it. Make sure to try what it is like working in a big company before turning it down.
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general accounting intern

April 2019 • Fridley, MN

What I liked

The people I worked with. Feeling like a part of a team. Being able to connect course work to the real world. Seeing all the different roles that are available in accounting inside one company.

What I wish was different

Wish I would have had a little bit heavier of a workload but that is with every internship.

Advice

ASK QUESTIONS.
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Technical Intern III

May - August 2019 • Wayne, NJ

What I liked

The community of fellow interns and full time employees was amazing, and going to an employee meeting opened my eyes to the social aspect of a technical defense community

What I wish was different

I wish I went to more social meetings as opposed to just working on my project

Advice

It's a place definitely worth going to if your interest is defense systems or tech in general. The people are nice, the projects interesting, and the times fun.
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Mechanical intern 1

May - August 2019 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

I loved working under a professional engineer helping them complete tasks!

What I wish was different

I wish i had done more CAD work on CREO 4.0 Parametric

Advice

If interested in being an engineer, then doing internships at work places like BAE Systems is a great way to learn where you want to work and what youd like to do after graduatiom!
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Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Wayne, NJ

What I liked

The flexibility of my role and learning from many sides of the business.

What I wish was different

The company is very old and a majority of the workforce is near retirement age within the next 5 years.

Advice

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Technical illustrator

May - August 2019 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

I liked the clear, daily instructions as well as my mentors.

What I wish was different

I wish the work environment had been different and I wish the people were a bit more welcoming.

Advice

I would advice to have low expectations so you aren't disappointed when going into a internship.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • York, PA

What I liked

I liked the competitive environment and the ability to have such a large responsibility as an intern.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask questions and learn as much as possible. Also, network within the company.
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Application Developer

June 2016 • Roy, UT

What I liked

I'm doing what I love

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

No matter what position you find yourself in you can find something to do in that position related to what you want to do for your career. If course it has to be beneficial to your job role and if you can fulfill your role more completely with the new things your doing you'll be recognized for it. I've been working in a software developer role for over 2 years. A role that requires a degree, but I do not have my degree yet. After I'm done with school I don't have to look for work and I'll get a significant pay raise. Don't wait to do what you love. You don't have to have a degree to do it, you just need the degree to satisfy corporate requirements in a lot of companies. The degree is just a piece of paper to get you through the door. Your capabilities are what keep you there. So start doing it now.
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Test Engineer

July 2019 • Mount Laurel Township, NJ

What I liked

Flexible

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineering Technical Intern

June - August 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

-The significant work that is performed there daily -Company atmosphere

What I wish was different

-I wish I could rotate to a difference group to experience aspects of a project in a different stage in its life cycle.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions if you do not understand something. If you do not understand how to perform a task, it waists more time to figure it out compared to asking peers.
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Technical Intern III

December 2018 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

learning experience, people, technology

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

ask questions and make friends
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Technical Assistant IV

July - August 2018 • Endicott, NY

What I liked

Challenging work, friendly and helpful environment

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Ask questions
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Software Engineer Intern

May 2019 • Rome, NY

What I liked

The people there are awesome. Great environment for learning more.

What I wish was different

I wasn’t stuck on the same issue for a long time

Advice

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Summer Technical Intern III

May - August 2019 • Nashua, NH

What I liked

Familiarized me with the company and working within the defense industry. Got to hear about a lot of cool projects currently being worked on, and took trips to different parts on the company for exposure to things outside of my immediate responsibilities.

What I wish was different

They were not ready for my arrival and as a result didn't process my clearance ahead of time which prevented me from working with my team in closed areas and being able to actively develop code other than addressing build warnings. I had a lot of downtime and wished the had planned some software development work rather than scraping together temporary jobs that didn't really benefit my career aspirations.

Advice

Coordinate with your hiring manager to ensure they are awaiting your arrival and that you have the proper clearance. Get involved in whatever opportunities available and pursue work if you find that it isn't being given to you.
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Health, Environment and Safety Specialist Intern

May 2019 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

Senior Leadership was very helpful.

What I wish was different

Opportunities to mingle with other interns.

Advice

Internships are what you make of them; try to always work on building your network.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

July - August 2019 • Merrimack, NH

What I liked

The people and the work.

What I wish was different

I was sat around older workers instead of other interns as in the past. That wasn't as fun.

Advice

Be open minded and don't be afraid to speak your mind.
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