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BorgWarner

Supplier Development Engineering Co-op

August - December 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

I appreciated the amount of responsibility my supervisor gave me in the tasks and projects I was involved with. I was able to hone my own skills while still contributing and working with a team. BorgWarner is a very welcoming community, and all the people I met were super supportive. There were always events going on in the community and fun ways to engage with coworkers.

What I wish was different

Advice

Learn as much as you can so you can help as much as you can. There is so much to learn every day, and there are so many different projects going on at any given time, so take advantage of all the opportunities!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

January - August 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

Very heavy engineering work. Everyday I would learn something new about designing.

What I wish was different

I wish my mentor would spend more time with her interns

Advice

Be intentional each day you walking into the company. having a desire to learn even its something you might not be interested in.
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Engineering Co-op

January - December 2019 • Water Valley, MS

What I liked

Excellent people, challenging work, and real responsibilities given to co-ops. A great place to grow and learn as an engineer and gain general engineering experience.

What I wish was different

More initial training about the plant and teaching of the terminology used.

Advice

Positions are mostly applicable to and best suited for mechanical engineers, but the work can be appealing to and merit the talents of all kinds of engineers.
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IT

May 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

The company culture was very supportive here and I am always being pushed to grow and learn more every day I go to work.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Client Tech

August 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Working at a plant was really neat and it posed a unique challenge with IT support due to the constant uptime for lot of the machines. The facility was friendly and were more than willing to lend a hand if I had any trouble.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been giving more training right off the bat. My mentor was pretty busy as were the others and my manager was barely around.

Advice

Don't worry about not knowing everything right away. There was lots of help and instruction about how things worked.
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Electrical Support Group

August 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

I learned a lot

What I wish was different

I wish it were busier

Advice

Ask test engineers for additional projects
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Bellwood, IL

What I liked

The staff there is very helpful and understanding. I learned a lot about machinery and how the company operates. I gained professional experience that can help me in any career such as setting up a meeting, conducting a meeting and writing reports.

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve done more of the manufacturing part of the internship.

Advice

Come in to the internship with and open mind. Take advice from people who are trying to help you.
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Technical Sales Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

The atmosphere was amazing! Everyone was friendly and willing to help out.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a more distinct personal project in the beginning. The pro was that I was able to find what I was interested in start a few projects off of that, but it just took a month to get it rolling.

Advice

Network while you are there, you will meet some amazing people!
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Electrical Support Group Co-op

January - August 2019 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

The electrical support group co-op position at BorgWarner was very hands-on! I worked on a great team and performed different tasks daily, which kept my days versatile and engaging!

What I wish was different

For the first couple of months, my work load was fairly light. However, this just forced me to look for work outside of my group's tasks.

Advice

Ask questions!! Also, be willing to take on work outside of your expertise. I'm an EE, but often found myself helping others on tasks that were not at all related to my job sphere. However, this allowed me to meet so many more people within the company and familiarize myself with concepts that I had not yet been exposed to.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

January 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

I loved being a part of an organization that is a pioneer in the department of my major. I loved the self-motivating atmosphere that is promoted within the organization.

What I wish was different

This internship was everything that I thought it would be and more. So I did not wish anything should have been different.

Advice

My advice to be pro-active and never be afraid to ask to be a part of a project that you are interested in. An internship is a learning experience and being a part of as many projects as you can is the best way to learn and explore different interests. It is very surprising how many interests one can come across that they did not know they had.
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Application Engineer Intern

April 2018 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

The amount of responsibility given to me.

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

The more seriously you take the job the more you will be respected.
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Advanced manufacturing Engineer

June 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Very hands on and was given lots of responsibility that i felt was important to the company

What I wish was different

Would have liked to have done a bit more design work

Advice

you can make it as boring or as interesting as you want. if you seek out more interesting tasks then you will be continuously given things more directed towards what you want to do.
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Manufactring Co-op

July - December 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

I greatly enjoyed working in a professional engineering setting in a dedicated department. To be able to work directly with other co-ops and engineers made for a great workplace. I was also treated as an employee in the department and not simply an intern.

What I wish was different

Overall, I enjoyed my experience at the company. However, there were times where I was extremely frustrated with ongoing projects that were put on hold by other employees. There were also times where there was simply nothing for me to do, a little bit of a reminder that I was still an intern.

Advice

Learn to manage multiple projects at once as well as learn to work with union employees.
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Chain products co-op

July 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Flexible work hours Having your own lng term project Have a lot of freedom Feel like an important contributor

What I wish was different

Advice

It’s ok to make mistakes; it’s part of the learning process
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Purchasing Intern

May - August 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

I liked how I was able to work with many global business partners.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more day-to-day responsibilities.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask any question that you may have. This is a learning experience, so make sure to learn as much as you possible can.
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Engineering INtern

June - August 2018 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

I got to do real engineering work.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a more diverse group of interns, and I wish my employer was more comofrtable with giving helpful feedback.

Advice

Always go out of your way to engage with other interns and full time employees.
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HR Intern

January 2017 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

BorgWarner is one of the greatest places to work - especially as an intern. I have been able to attain real world experience that has sent me up for great success going into an entry-level job out of college. You can tell this company values their interns through the time and resources invested in training and experience offered. This is also a great place to work because the environment is very healthy for workplace dynamics and relationships. Leadership top-down really strive to create a culture of collaboration and innovation that pushes all of the employees here towards greatness. I am truly hoping that I can stay with this company after I gradutae!

What I wish was different

Honestly nothing! I have learned so much and truly grown in and outside of the workplace. I was even able to transfer departments as I started realizing my future was heading a different direction. I am sure people have other experiences, but I was blessed with amazing bosses and coworkers and cannot complain at all!

Advice

I would encourage any student that has an internship to make the absolute most of the experience - especially with this company. I can honestly say that if I would not have challenged myself in asking the hard questions and making as many connections as possible, my experience would be very different. BorgWarner will give you challenging work and high-level tasks, but that is only if you are ready and willing to go for it. Try new things and make lasting connections with people - you never know who you might be working with/for down the road!
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Sales intern

March 2018 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

The amount of work I received and being able to work alongside the account managers.

What I wish was different

Class and work schedule. It became difficult at times to manage both.

Advice

Be willing to ask questions and like to learn.
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Product Enginnering Intern

May - December 2018 • Ithaca, NY

What I liked

Great opportunity to experience a true engineering environment and work on important projects.

What I wish was different

Increased variety in the task preformed. Overall good but more opportunity to work in the lab would have been nice.

Advice

Work at a company that is forwarded thinking and ahead of the curve of the technology for that industry.
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Research and Development - Systems Engineer

May - August 2018 • Marshall, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed getting to know my co-workers during lunchtime and company events like Habitat for Humanity.

What I wish was different

I wished I had made out more personal time to learn more about the company products and generic processes conducted in the lab I worked in.

Advice

Always keep constant communication with your supervisor and learn to take initiatives in learning materials that can be personally researched on.
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