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Daimler Trucks North America, LLC.

Hardware Design Engineering Intern

April - September 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Daimler is a company that puts the work environment above profits. The company is very accommodating and the work place environment is fast paced yet relaxed and friendly.

What I wish was different

I wish that there were more classes offered for NX software use. The offered classes already have good topics and are thought well, but it would be even better if they where more regular and progressed over time.

Advice

Talk to as many people as you can, everyone is friendly and possesses a specialized experience within the company.
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Software Developer Intern

June - December 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I liked being part of a real team, and getting hands on experience development. I was involved in a software maintenance team, and got to spend time analyzing and fixing code.

What I wish was different

I didn't have as many learning resources as I would have liked, and I spent a lot of time bouncing between maintenance projects without a real project to work on.

Advice

It's up to you to make sure you're doing enough work and the kind of work you want to be doing. Ask for help, do your best work, try to keep yourself busy.
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Cost Enginering Intern

May - September 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Work level was indicative of a first time intern. Very friendly and helpful team and an overall happy place to work.

What I wish was different

I wish that they hired more interns direct as I would love to return.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask for help, everyone I came across was more than willing and it forms great connections for the future.
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Design Engineer Intern

April - September 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I liked doing design work, where I was given open ended design constraints and freedom to design how I wanted without being micromanaged by my supervisors.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Structural and Dynamic Analysis Intern

May - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I really liked working in Portland, Oregon. It was a really fun city to spend a summer in.

What I wish was different

The company seemed really disorganized about how they handled interns. I was often just sitting at a desk getting paid to do nothing. They also did not really organize any events for interns, which made it pretty hard to connect with other students.

Advice

Getting a return offer is hard because DTNA's hiring process is wonky (they often hire people as temp contractors instead of full times). This is also just another example of DTNA seeming to not care about its people that much.
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Manufacturing Software Developer

June - September 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Great workplace, friendly people, a lot of learning opprotunities

What I wish was different

More appealing work

Advice

Enjoy it
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Electrical Engineering Intern

July 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

I like working for a company that cares about sustainability.

What I wish was different

Nothing really.

Advice

Network as much as possible & go above and beyond to complete the tasks you are assigned.
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Engineer

April - September 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Culture, dynamic daily tasks.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

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Machine Operator

February - August 2018 • Gastonia, NC

What I liked

The experience of building parts on my own.

What I wish was different

I worked 3rd shift, I would have preferred 1st.

Advice

Just show up and do your job, don't get involved in personal drama.
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Business Systems Analyst/MECOP Intern

June 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

- The opportunity to be a part of a large software implementation project. - Writing python scripts that helped improved processes. - Writing SQL code to help my team gather data. - Creating Tableau reports for clients - Learning agile and scrum methodology. - Creating process diagrams - Flexible Schedule - Free snacks - Supportive mentor and co-workers

What I wish was different

- The location where the IT Department is located is not as nice as their Swan Island locations. - Desk is located away from the rest of my team. - More opportunities for interns to work from home.

Advice

Be proactive and look for opportunities rather than waiting for them to come to you.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

How welcoming everyone at Daimler was to the interns and all the networking opportunities we had during our stay!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Assembly technician

May - August 2018 • High Point, NC

What I liked

I enjoyed the overall process of seeing the busses getting made from scratch. I loved the people that I worked with while there, they all seemed like a close knit family.

What I wish was different

I wish I wasn’t in such a strenuous section. I was one of only 2 females in our section, and we were often short staffed compared to other sections. The heavy labor caused me to tear my hamstrings.

Advice

It’s a very hard job, but it’s benefits are worth it. The people you work with will be the ones helping you through your toughest days. And be nice to everyone there, you never know the struggles they go through in their everyday lives.
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Data Analyst Intern

May - September 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Work as a data analyst and business analyst for finance and HR respectively. Also got to work with A.I.

What I wish was different

Ask for more projects

Advice

Do your best to not be bored with no work.
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Engineering Mechanics Intern

May - August 2017 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

I really liked the amount of work I was assigned. I always had things to do, and felt like my work had a real-world impact.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

I would recommend being open to doing many different types of work, and to meet as many people as possible.
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Environmental Engineering Intern

June - August 2017 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

The people that I worked with, specifically my mentor.

What I wish was different

I had started earlier that way I could've interacted with other interns

Advice

Challenge yourself in this position an get to known the team you will be working with.
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Reman Materials Department

May - August 2017 • Redford, MI

What I liked

Very good experience of the professional working world

What I wish was different

Advice

Asking questions is a good thing. Don't be afraid to talk to your coworkers and get to know them.
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Purchasing Intern

January - July 2018 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

I felt like an actual employee while interning there, I learned a lot!

What I wish was different

There was a lot of down time, I wish I had more work.

Advice

Take full ownership for your experience!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Fantastic community, great location, company cares, real work.

What I wish was different

I'd like faster project turnover.

Advice

Daimler is big, so you need to take the initiative to find work to do.
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