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BioMarin

Process Sciences Intern

June - September 2021 • Novato, CA

What I liked

The company was quick to accommodate to interns despite the pandemic and they did this by making the internship mostly remote. For interns that need to be on site (ex. to do experiments) it was a hybrid internship and was still mostly remote. The people were very nice and always eager to help despite having better things to do. My manager was very attentive and kind and always checked in with me to make sure I was getting the best out of the internship.

What I wish was different

I do wish the pay was higher and that they were more flexible with the duration of the internship as they only offer summer internship. It also would have been nice for interns to receive some of the employee benefits to such as being able to go overtime and paid for it.

Advice

Have a clear idea of what skills you expect to learn from the internship, and do a lot of networking.
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Device Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Novato, CA

What I liked

I was given free reign to complete my projects. Had a mentor who I was assigned to and worked with a really supportive team. Held weekly seminars with the company executives who talked about how they got to the place they currently are.

What I wish was different

Advice

I wish I had taken the time to network more. It's really about who you know.
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Intern

June 2020 • San Rafael, CA

What I liked

Great people and learned allot!

What I wish was different

None

Advice

Reach out for new projects.
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Systems Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Novato, CA

What I liked

Very supportive culture, opportunity to make an impact to the company, company's mission

What I wish was different

Advice

If you're seeking a career in the pharmaceutical industry, it's important to understand how much of an impact regulatory affairs has on day to day activities.
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manufacturing associate

June - July 2018 • Novato, CA

What I liked

Nice staff, good atmosphere, clear job objectives

What I wish was different

going over the handbook, more time on the floor instead of behind a computer

Advice

always check with a supervisor before you proceed with a task! ask as many questions as you can
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Legal Intern

June - September 2018 • San Rafael, CA

What I liked

I liked the networking opportunities and experience this internship gave me. I handled a lot of responsibility which was exciting but hard work at the same time.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more opportunities for me to meet and socialize with the other interns.

Advice

Take initiative and ask managers for tasks, new jobs, and new opportunities. You'll learn a lot more and it looks good in the eyes of your superiors.
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Analytical Chemistry Intern

June - August 2018 • Novato, CA

What I liked

They were very interactive with their interns. Interns had a lot of responsibilities in their field, and they also got the opportunity to meet with seniors and other interns from various departments.

What I wish was different

Although there were many company interns and a few opportunities to connect with them, there was not much daily interaction with other interns/ people outside of my small group (3 people including me). I would have liked more interaction.

Advice

Putting in the time to really understand what we were doing on a deeper level than simply surface level understanding I was given in the initial orientation/overview was very helpful and noticed by my superiors, and they respected me, appreciated my work, and gave me more opportunities and responsibilities when I did so.
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Quality Control Intern

June - August 2017 • Novato, CA

What I liked

The work environment, some of the other interns that were in my program, the awesome technology

What I wish was different

I wish I was a little more confident in myself. I made up for that by giving a really good presentation talk at the end of the internship.

Advice

Do your best. That’s all they can ever ask for.
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