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Graybar Electric Company, Inc.

Finance Intern

May - August 2020 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The thing that stood out most to me was just how warm and friendly the people at Graybar treated me. Every person, whether it be a board member or a janitor gave me the time of day and treated me as though I had been a colleague of theirs for years. I have heard nothing but great things about the people who work here, and I truly believe that Graybar is a special place where anyone can find a home.

What I wish was different

My internship was a bit different to the rest of my class. I got to come into the office during COVID which was great. The Treasury Department took me under their wing and let me learn as much as I could and the HR Department did a terrific job in turbulent circumstances with the Internship Program. The only thing I wish was different was that I would have liked to meet my internship class in person!

Advice

Don't stress too much about your experience. You were hired for a reason, because Graybar saw something special in you. Don't forget that.
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Finance Intern

June - July 2021 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

The culture at Graybar is very friendly and welcoming. Everyone is always willing to help you out and work with you to succeed. I enjoyed being able to learn from all different departments throughout the company. I feel as if this gave me a more holistic view of Graybar.

What I wish was different

One thing I wish had been different is that I wish I could have come into the office more to learn from the finance department. However, with the pandemic going on, I was satisfied with the amount of time I got to spend in the office.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to work hard and never turn down an opportunity to excel. A willingness to relocate is very beneficial as well.
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Sales Trainee

May 2018 • Tampa, FL

What I liked

How fast the company responded when I submitted my resume.

What I wish was different

Nothing. The whole process was excellent.

Advice

Apply apply apply. You never know what could be waiting for you. Also, always keep your resume up to date!
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Intern

May - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Stretch outside your comfort zone and make yourself struggle. Go somewhere you’ve never been. Do something you’ve always wanted. That’s where you will learn the most about yourself.
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Marketing and Sales Intern

May - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Gave me real life applications of what I was learning in school along with lots of hands on experiences. I went on sales calls and job sights, and was given an intern project. I had great networking opportunities such as a business trip to St. Louis where I met the CEO of this Fortune 500 company.

What I wish was different

I was always asking for more to do! That may have just been my personal work ethic but I always wanted more tasks.

Advice

Be willing to relocate.
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Recieving department of warehouse

June 2017 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

Good wage, always had something to do.

What I wish was different

I had gotten my forklift license earlier in the summer so I could've worked longer hours and made more money all summer and not just in August.

Advice

It gets easier with time but make sure to rest on the weekends & nights after work since it's such a physical job.
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Wearhouse material handler

May 2018 • Sioux Falls, SD

What I liked

Kept me active and busy all day

What I wish was different

Not as hot!

Advice

Great summer job! Take more time off for freetime
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Warehouse Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

Set weekly hours Flexible with time off

What I wish was different

Advice

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