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BMW Manufacturing Co., LLC -36919

Engineering intern

May - August 2019 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

The product we were creating

What I wish was different

Day to day work life

Advice

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Supplier Quality Intern

September - December 2019 • Greer, SC

What I liked

independence, running reports, learning Excel, SAP, Oracle, networking, coworkers and other interns were enjoyable, seeing the car making process

What I wish was different

wish there was more varied work everyday

Advice

Give 110% on all your work; give solutions, not problems; attempt to come up with more efficient ways to do your job; be on time
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Quality Steering Co-op

May 2018 - December 2019 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Very cool working at the largest BMW Manufacturing Plant in the world! Being able to walk through the assembly line everyday and watch these amazing vehicles being built was an awesome experience.

What I wish was different

More engineering opportunities. The department I worked in is mainly problem steering/management, so not a ton of engineering is done. However, there are different departments that are more engineering based.

Advice

BMW Manufacturing is a very fast pace working environment - however people are always willing to help co-ops and it is a great place to learn manufacturing processes. Also an awesome place to make connections here in Spartanburg along with international connections in Germany.
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Body Shop Logistics Intern

January - August 2019 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Flexible Hours Good Learning Experiences

What I wish was different

Bigger Projects More accountability in general

Advice

Get connected to the other interns, it is a lonely experience if you have no friends in the area.
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Total vehicle validation co-op

May - August 2019 • Greer, SC

What I liked

I loved the variety of experiences I was able to be a part of, as well as working with an amazing team

What I wish was different

Advice

To a future intern: always ask questions to learn and understand, and be prepared to learn lots
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Automotive Quality

May - August 2019 • Greer, SC

What I liked

I liked how every day was problem solving a new issue and working with a large network inside the facility.

What I wish was different

I wish I was able to be in this position for a longer term.

Advice

Make connections
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Recruiting Intern

May - August 2019 • Greer, SC

What I liked

I love the location and having the entire plant of 11,000+ employees in one location. I loved the recruiting team and my supervisor, Kathy. In addition, I was always staying busy and got the chance to be involved in a lot of the recruiting process.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Quality Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

I Really enjoyed the work. I loved being able to work with a team to solve problems regarding quality of super cool cars. I enjoyed getting to know all of my coworkers and being able to explore the assembly process of BMW's SUVs

What I wish was different

I will the location was different. There is a lot of traffic in the area that I was working in and my personality does not fit in the south. I also wish that there would have been a little more for me to do. My managers and mentors were very busy so it was hard for them to give me projects and things to work on.

Advice

Engineering in the real work is vastly different than it is in college. There are so many directions that it can take you and you never know what you may end up doing.
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Launch Material Control

January - August 2017 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Challenging internship and BMW assigns you projects that are actually important. A lot of hands on experiences that help you learn about the field you are working in.

What I wish was different

There is a sink or swim mentality for the department I worked in. I wish there had been a more structured training for my department.

Advice

Go in and work hard. Take every single task they ask you to do no matter how boring it may be. The reason I say this is because once they see that you are a capable and hard-working person they will be more likely to assign you cooler and more challenging projects.
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Co-op

May - December 2017 • Greer, SC

What I liked

The work I did and the networking opportunities

What I wish was different

Wish it had been more involved from the start

Advice

Network with anyone and everyone you can. You never know what will pay off
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Co-op

May - December 2017 • Greer, SC

What I liked

Hands on experience and networking with many specialists in relative fields of work

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a little more involvement in certain tasks and had more chances to network with other intern students

Advice

Network with as many people as you can while you are there
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Launch Material Control Intern

May - August 2017 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

We were able to see first hand many parts of BMW's supply chain!

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to do multiple rotations, but I could not because I needed to graduate on time.

Advice

Be open to helping with any project people ask you to help with. You never know what connections you will make and what you will learn!
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Supply Chain Planner

May - December 2017 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Deptarment, Tasks

What I wish was different

More involvment

Advice

Push for projects
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Co-op

May - December 2017 • Greer, SC

What I liked

Received good hands on experience in the manufacturing field as well as networked with hundreds of associates and specialists in my field and similar fields to mine.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a slightly heavier workload. Being in the planning department, it’s hard to work directly with things that will affect the production and quality of the vehicle, which would cost BMW money

Advice

Network with as many people as you can, while you can. The people who will work with and mentor you will provide you invaluable information, skills, and advice in your career.
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PTI-QI Co-op

August - December 2017 • Greenville, SC

What I liked

Plenty of opportunities to learn and grow with technical training. Team environment with people who really care and are knowledgeable about what they're doing.

What I wish was different

More long term projects would have been good.

Advice

Talk to everyone and ask as many questions as you can. People here love talking about what they do and how you can help them.
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Supply Chain Planner

May - December 2017 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

Envirnoment, applied learning application, material and topics

What I wish was different

Management communication to associates needs improvement, responsibilitily

Advice

Push for projects
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2018 • Spartanburg, SC

What I liked

The fast paced work environment was good in it's ability to teach me a lot and expose me to a number of things I wouldn't receive elsewhere. Constantly working cross-functionally was a great experience in terms of understanding how important the roles are of various facets of business.

What I wish was different

The program isn't the most structured - more structure would have been helpful.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions and network as much as you can!
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