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Hemlock Semiconductor

Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Saginaw, MI

What I liked

Diverse culture.

What I wish was different

Nearness to the City.

Advice

Go out of your way to perform duties.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Midland, MI

What I liked

I loved the open, family-like culture that is present at this company. HSC is a true example that if the employees enjoy their jobs, they are more efficient and skilled at what they do; the company did a great job of combining hard work with fun, which allows for small incentives throughout the work week. My projects revolved around maintenance of the plant equipment, thus requiring a great deal of critical thinking and problem-solving on a thermodynamic engineering level. Throughout the summer, I always had someone to help answer any questions or inquiries of mine, and I engaged in a lot of insightful discussions with employees of all different roles and skill levels across the plant. Overall, this was a fantastic internship experience and a perfect way for me to gain exposure to the many facets of manufacturing.

What I wish was different

I would have liked my time at HSC to have been slightly longer, perhaps lasting for a duration of 14-15 weeks instead of 12; I also would have liked to gain a bit of insight to the business aspect of the semiconductor industry, or perhaps view a comparison of HSC's processes to those of other poly-silicon plants.

Advice

Understand as soon as possible how your industry works; there are going to be those "A-ha" moments that shape how you approach problems and how you might gauge a level of control or involvement within a certain situation; identify those facets early on.
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Finance Co-op

January 2018 • Hemlock, MI

What I liked

I like learning with high intellectual individuals who push my knowledge further.

What I wish was different

Advice

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