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Dana Incorporated

Global Manufacturing Engineering Co-Op

June - August 2020 • Maumee, OH

What I liked

The team was very caring and helpful, everyone was ready to help me and answer all of my questions. My boss was specially attentive, scheduled meetings weekly with the team as well as one-on-one. This was especially appreciated since we w ere all working from home.

What I wish was different

Advice

Communicate all your doubts and concerns, it's easier to reach your goals if you allow yourself to ask for help.
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Gear Lab Intern

June - August 2020 • Maumee, OH

What I liked

I loved working in a plant/lab setting. I enjoyed learning about machines and manufacturing techniques. It even showed up in my classes the following semester.

What I wish was different

I wish I got more hours but we were limited due to COVID.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to apply for anything even if you don’t feel qualified for the position. It’s a good chance to learn something new. Also, go in with a good attitude and always be eager to work. You’re coworkers can tell if you aren’t enthusiastic and it’ll show in your work.
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Fulfillment Intern

February - December 2019 • Maumee, OH

What I liked

Hands-on experience, great company culture

What I wish was different

More opportunities post-internship

Advice

The more you put in to the internship, the more you will get out. With it being such a large company, you really have to put the effort in yourself and be proactive about experience.
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Computer Network Engineer

July 2017 • Maumee, OH

What I liked

Great company with a great deal to learn

What I wish was different

More standardization.

Advice

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Process Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Fort Wayne, IN

What I liked

Dana is a very neat company that is making big progress in lean manufacturing and it was a great opportunity to learn about the field.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more work to do, and that more of it was guided. I was very inexperienced in the field, so some slight guidance and aid would have been appreciated.

Advice

Take the initiative to do things on your own. The engineers don't always catch all the issues. Don't be afraid to propose things and work on projects you feel would be helpful to better Dana as a whole.
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Ecommerce Intern

May 2019 • Novi, MI

What I liked

Flexible Mentorship Opportunity to enact real impact

What I wish was different

Unclear tasks Limited social opportunities

Advice

Ask what success looks like on day 1
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Production Line Operator

May - August 2019 • Henderson, KY

What I liked

I like led the people I worked with and the overtime availability. As a college student we try to stockpile money during the summer.

What I wish was different

The possibility for there to be different task for college students within the program

Advice

If you don’t mind working hard and sometimes long hours this is the place to go.
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IT Customer Support Intern

May - August 2018 • Maumee, OH

What I liked

I liked my management staff and the people I worked with a lot. I also really appreciated that I could come and ask questions whenever I needed to. I also enjoyed learning to use different programs that I had never had experience with before.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to work with other IT Interns more.

Advice

Never be afraid to speak up and voice your opinion or concerns to your manager.
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Aftermarket Account Management and Sales Intern

May - August 2018 • Novi, MI

What I liked

The opportunity to work independently and with the account managers. I was able to interact with customers and to learn a lot about the company and industry.

What I wish was different

Advice

Advice regarding this position would to be optimistic, resilient, and a self started.
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2018 • Toledo, OH

What I liked

Interning at Dana Incorporated was an excellent experience. One of the ethics Dana really pushes is honesty and integrity. I had so much trust and support at this company, and had very many people personally able to give guidance to not only my day-to-day work but to my career goals in general.

What I wish was different

The internships at Dana are great, but in the Information Technology position I was in, I feel I learned interpersonal, time management, and communication skills more than technical abilities. This however was not entirely bad as I was in need of learning how to function within a corporate environment.

Advice

Be sure to be proactive and define your goals and assignments clearly. This will help your manager see that you are serious, but also guarantees less ambiguity in your work.
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Sales Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Maumee, OH

What I liked

I liked how big of a company this is, and how many people I had to talk with. If I ever had a question, I had many resources to contact.

What I wish was different

Much of my communication happened over Skype. My boss worked remotely, and rarely came into the office. It was all manageable, but I wish I could have had more face-to-face interaction.

Advice

Always be willing to try something new. This is an established and well-organized company, but it still loves receiving fresh, new ideas. Never be afraid to share your insights and suggestions.
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