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Daktronics

Technical Sales Inter

January - August 2020 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

Great environment to work in. Awesome culture.

What I wish was different

More communication with my manager for the first couple of months

Advice

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Data Analyst Student

July 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

It gives me internship type experience that I was able to continue with part time during the school year.

What I wish was different

Advice

This company is a great way to start gaining some real world experience
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Project Engineering Student

October 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I'm involved in many different projects. I've had the opportunity to work on projects for University of Alabama, TD Garden, and many other important facilities around the globe. It's rewarding seeing the work you've done as a finished product.

What I wish was different

This summer I was asked to do 6 weeks on hands on manufacturing work because of covid reasons. I wasn't able to do any engineering work, but on the other hand it was interesting to see how the displays were assembled. Even though I wasn't able to do engineering work I think it was a good experience.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. It can be intimidating right away because there is a lot to learn. Asking questions is a good way to not only get an answer but to also get an understanding of why they do things a certain way. It can also be a time-saver instead of spending 30 minutes trying to figure it out yourself you can get in answer within 30 seconds.
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Business Analyst Intern

October 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I love the people and the environment at Dak. I'm learning a lot in my position and cant wait to see what the rest of my internship has in store.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to stay with the team after spring graduation.

Advice

Challenge your self and ask questions all the time. Don't be afraid to challenge what is in front of you.
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Project Manager Intern

May 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

One thing I loved was getting to travel and experience the different phases of installation that goes into putting up a video display.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Daktronics is huge on teaching there students and sending them out to projects to gain experience. Daktronics also has great people to work with so I advise getting to know as many people and make as many contacts as possible.
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Mechanical design student

April 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I like the Daktronics Student system. The first step is they give a ton of hands on training to help you learn. After that I was integrated into the contract design team which I really enjoy.

What I wish was different

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Manufacuring

May - November 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I enjoyed the people that I worked with, and my supervisor was a really cool guy. The hours were long and there was no air conditioning in the factory, but overall the experience was enjoyable.

What I wish was different

I think I would have preferred starting later in the day. Getting up at 5AM was not easy for me, but after a month I started getting used to it.

Advice

Your supervisor is always there to help you if you need it.
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Student High Consistency Sales Coordinator

May 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

Getting insight on how a major worldwide product providers processes worked.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gone into more of their creative field. Developing content for the boards or working on designs.

Advice

In order to advance in a business like Daktronics, you really have to apply yourself to their core values and common goal.
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Electronic Assembler

May - November 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I loved how caring all of the upper management was even just to a simple line worker like myself.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed longer at my job! There was nothing bad about my experience!

Advice

In the right company, hard and correct work will get you noticed by your supervisors.
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Electronic technician

June 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I like that it is a a job in the field I'm majoring in

What I wish was different

Maybe a little more training so I new where to find stuff and different protocals

Advice

Never be afraid to ask for help
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Creative services

April 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I liked being given a direction to go with a project.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

This job is great experience for a professional setting, working with others and using the online project manager system.
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Hardware/Firmware Design Student

April 2018 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I have enjoyed the freedom to solve problems with minimal supervision. It has been a great experience to learn to work in an engineering environment as well as building my problem solving and leadership skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to take on more leadership roles as a student. I was able to lead multiple meetings covering both my own work and others, but any leadership experience is valuable and fun to me.

Advice

Take on challenges that you never thought you would be capable of. You will surprise yourself with your own abilities almost every time.
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Engineer

June - September 2016 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

Hours worked

What I wish was different

More Variety in what I was assigned

Advice

its great to work here during school
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Assembler

May - September 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

People were nice, work was steady, weekends off

What I wish was different

Less overtime

Advice

Don’t argue
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Summer temp

May - August 2018 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

Lots of helpful people, and a fun work environment.

What I wish was different

I wish I wouldn’t have had to drive 45 min, one way, to get there.

Advice

Don’t let others intimidate you.
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Production assembler

May - August 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Energy drinks
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Business Trainee Student

January 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I love the environment at Daktronics. In this position, I have been able to do a lot of networking in a corporate environment!

What I wish was different

I wish the pay would have been more considering I was working full-time. The good thing about Daktronics is that they provide pay increments based on grades each semester.

Advice

One piece of advice I can provide from my experience is that networking is so important in the corporate environment. There are always new opportunities arising so and it is all about who you know!
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Lab Trainee Engineer

May 2016 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

I am able to apply my academic skills into real life. There are so many skills you need outside of school to sustain and excel in a professional environment. Working for Daktronics has been helping a lot and definitely makes me more balanced as an engineer.

What I wish was different

My contract ends upon graduation and I wish I could work with Daktronics for a few more years at least.

Advice

This job involves tasks like Failure analysis of electronics and if you take any interest in electronics, then this is a great place to work and grow.
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Software Developer

January 2019 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

flexible schedule

What I wish was different

Daktronics has a very slow pipeline to get into actual software development

Advice

Don't expect to start coding for the first year
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manufacturing process engineer intern

May - August 2018 • Brookings, SD

What I liked

Work environment Co-workers, employees

What I wish was different

More projects to work on

Advice

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