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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Working With a Team of people and being able to find a group of interns and people that I could network with.

What I wish was different

Able to get more work from my supervisor

Advice

N/A
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Wauwatosa, WI

What I liked

Great working environment and helpful people

What I wish was different

More stuff to learn

Advice

Friendly environment and opportunity for growth
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Lisle, IL

What I liked

I loved the office culture. The Lisle office offered a small professional space feeling with a tight-knit community feel. Being a small office, it offered the opportunity for me to learn all sides of the company (sales, management, electrical/controls, business management, project manager, estimators, work site supervisor, etc.).

What I wish was different

Advice

- It is useful to have experience with simple hand tools (drill, saw, etc.), but not necessary. - Ask questions, get to know others in the office and outside of your focus area. You'll learn more about the company and the different sides of project engineering
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Tech center intern

June - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Good people and good experience

What I wish was different

More actual engineering practices and work

Advice

Make sure you know the details of you internship before you do it
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Controls Engineer Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

My team is great and easy to work with! They were always open to answering my questions and helping me with the tasks I was given. They allowed me to work independently and were flexible with my hours. Overtime pay as well!

What I wish was different

Advice

Go to the events that HR set up, they're a great opportunity to meet other interns from other departments and meet people who have been with the company for years.
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Product development intern

May 2019 • Holland, MI

What I liked

The community, the materials, the work itself

What I wish was different

I wish they had been a bit more prepared to recieve me at the beginning of the semester

Advice

Its a really good experience at a great company
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The people I worked with

What I wish was different

More variety in projects

Advice

The people you work with make a big difference
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Computer engineering Intern

June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The people here are very nice and willing to help with any problems I have with code or even understanding things about the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I would've got to travel with the company to a site and see all of our products and systems in action.

Advice

Ask questions about anything you're unsure about.
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Software Development Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Incredible experience and great co-workers. Learned a lot about the industry and how developers work in their field.

What I wish was different

I worked primarily with continuous integration and system testing, so I wish I had more opportunities to explore other software roles within the company.

Advice

There are so many things you can do with computer science and software development, so internships are a good opportunity to explore what you may be interested in for your career.
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Mechanical Engineering Inter

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked having the freedom to help choose what I did as an intern. They were very accommodating and made sure that I got the most out of my internship.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more activities for interns to do within the company.

Advice

I would advise future interns to take advantage of everything and talk to everybody. So many people have good experience and information to share and they would love to talk to you and help you get an idea of the company and the industry in general.
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Finance Intern

July 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The work is very immersive.

What I wish was different

There was a better culture.

Advice

Starting a new position is very intimidating however, if you can rise to the challenge you will prosper.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Lewisville, TX

What I liked

The approachable atmosphere. It didn't matter who you talk to within the office everyone is able to make time to answer any question I had or directed me to someone who can.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Do not hesitate, whether its for asking a question, requesting assistance on a task, etc.
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Finance Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Dematic's new Finance Rotational Intern program provides exposure to the different facets of finance that may be present in a single company. Each rotation lasting 6 months gives interns time to become very familiar with each area (Project Controlling, Accounting, Global Operations, and Customer Service Finance) which can give both the interns and supervisors a better idea of where they may fit best. Everyone I have encountered at Dematic has been kind, forward-thinking, and more than willing to lend a helping hand. I truly believe there is something to learn from every employee here, and that each is happy to share what they know. In addition to liking my tasks and responsibilities, I enjoy coming to work every day and being around the kind of people Dematic brings in.

What I wish was different

I wish I had an additional year before graduating so that I could get the full four-rotation experience in this program. I would highly recommend this internship to incoming Juniors.

Advice

Take as many opportunities (there are many!) as you can to interact with upper management and employees in different departments. This is an area that Dematic differs from other large companies; cohesion between employees/management of all levels allows for ideas to be heard and interpersonal relationships to be created.
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Controls Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

As a controls intern, I am mainly involved in two tasks: helping draft drawings for the projects and working on-site to get the conveyor system up and running. For the first few weeks I was in training, and after that I was on-site south of Columbus. Usually interns cannot travel with the company, but since it was a local project, I was able to go. I loved being on-site because I was not sitting at a desk all day, and I was able to troubleshoot problems and see a tangible difference in what I was doing. Now, I am back in the office working on constructing drawings in AutoCAD Electrical. It's a good balance between desk work and on-site work from what I can tell, although on-site days tend to be tiring and long (average of 12 hour days).

What I wish was different

I don't wish anything would have been different for my particular internship because I am glad I was able to experience both the desk work part of the job and the on-site part. However, for the job in general, I wish there was not as much travel and long days. I do understand that it makes sense for long hours while on-site to spend less time apart from home, however, it makes it difficult for a life/work balance.

Advice

If possible, travel with the company to figure out whether it's something you enjoy or not. Ask questions for understanding rather than just to get something done.
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Finance Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Starting in 2019, Dematic launched a new finance rotational internship that allows interns to work in four different departments within the company, rotating every six months. The departments that are currently involved in the program are Accounting, Project Controlling, Customer Service-Finance, and Global Operations. This unique opportunity allows you to be a contributing member of your team and to gain experience working in a global company. It also allows you to see how the different departments work together and are crucial to each other's success as well as the overall success of the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have started this internship going into my junior year instead of my senior year, so I could complete the full two year cycle and get the opportunity to work in more departments.

Advice

Keep an open mind and just learn as much as you can. Before this internship I was set on going into public accounting when I graduate. This opportunity has allowed me to see other types of work in finance that I never would of thought I would like.
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HR Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The network and connections that I was able to build with team members will help me tremendously as I begin advancing my career. It is a friendly workplace that pushes for great work and innovation! Being given tasks with actual applications that help the company evolve with customers and future employees was awesome.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Make sure to take in as much information as possible. Ask if you are able to shadow others in your department as this will help you truly figure out what role you'd like to take in a company someday.
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Be able to learn by completing on the job projects that had an actual application in the company.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Make sure you try to meet and work with as many people as possible, you never know where a future work opportunity may come from
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