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Information System Security Officer

October 2021 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Great opportunity
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Technology Development Intern

June - August 2019 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

I had a great time learning about shipbuilding from engineers with years of experience. I especially like the fact that I got to contribute to the team in a meaningful way.

What I wish was different

I would have changed anything.

Advice

Go to the intern events and soak up as much as possible from the people around you.
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engineering technician

May 2016 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

working hours

What I wish was different

parking availablity

Advice

try to start working for other subsidiaries of Huntington Ingalls prior to due to NNS hiring being a lengthy process comparatively.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

The board range of experiences, interest with multiple career paths and gain experience in project management and learn more about Electrical Engineering

What I wish was different

It was a great experience but wished the housing was cheaper and more ease of moving between intern groups

Advice

Get used to the weather
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed the intern programs that the company provided.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more input as to which department I was in.

Advice

I recommend the job, it was interesting to see so many different production and design processes all in one place.
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Cost Estimator Intern

June - August 2019 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

Excellent opportunity to learn about various software systems, data collection practices, and concise reporting. NNS does a lot of enrichment programs for its interns, which are quite beneficial.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to start a little earlier, but otherwise it was a fantastic experience.

Advice

Take advantage of the breadth of roles in the shipyard to learn about various people's experiences and how they got where they are.
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Project Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

The culture of the company was great, and really supported the development of the first year interns.

What I wish was different

Originally going in I was assigned to a department, but later learned I would be relocated to a non related project. My project was good, but it was not what the internship was promised to me.

Advice

Network within the company.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

I loved working on Aircraft carriers and submarines almost everyday. There was rarely a day that I worked at my desk the whole day.

What I wish was different

I wish the parking was better. I had a small window of opportunity to find parking and if I missed it then parking became almost impossible.

Advice

Work in the yard, the parking is not great, but you will learn a lot more actually being in the yard than in one of the outside buildings. Many interns were outside of the yard and they felt isolated, but content. I was one of those interns the year before and all I wanted to do was travel into the yard.
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IT Intern

May - August 2018 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

I liked that my work allowed me to apply what I had learned in the classroom. I was also able to take my software development to a new level while truly implementing security measures not often practiced within the classroom setting.

What I wish was different

I was a co-op previously and was very unhappy with my placement. While the shipyard is a great place to work, most interns are unhappy with their original assignment unless their application to the shipyard is very specific. As a computer science major, my skills were versatile to the needs of the shipyard which was great for the shipyard, but not so much for me until my second rotation.

Advice

Be vocal about your experience. If you are seeing something that doesn't make sense or are unhappy with your work, speak your thoughts. It benefits no one if you do not communicate your grievances.
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Nuclear Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

Enjoyed being able to work for a company that is the largest producers of a product, in this case, aircraft carriers. Being able to see these ships was an amazing experience as well.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Quality Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

Great program for interns. Lots of work to assist with that is the same as full time employees.

What I wish was different

More positions in the research lab.

Advice

Go with an open mind to learn and absorb information throughout the internship.
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Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Newport News, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about the company as a whole and how the business works. I also enjoyed working with and becoming more familiar with Microsoft products. Additionally, I was able to improve my soft skills, as I constantly worked with a team and between teams.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had a large project to consistently work on supplementing the smaller projects I worked on.

Advice

Take matters into your own hands when it comes to learning about the shipbuilding industry and how the company operates, as it is very complex and there are many levels to it.
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