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IDEXX

Technical Manufacturing Intern

May - August 2019 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

I really enjoyed how the internship wasn't about doing others' side work. The internship assigned us project to work on that impacted our department. I also loved that the interviews were behavioral, since they really emphasized that you are meant to learn AT internships, not get an internship because you know everything already.

What I wish was different

Advice

Mentors and other workers are there to help you understand how to do something and explain the science behind it if they can, so don't worry about not understanding it fully at first. The people are so kind and willing to sit down with you and draw figures to help you understand according to your learning style.
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Biology Laboratory Assistant

April - July 2019 • North Grafton, MA

What I liked

Busy environment with great employees that were easy to get along with.

What I wish was different

Hour's not being at night and having more people to help me at the end of my shift.

Advice

Make sure to understand the task at hand and if you see a newcomer struggling, make sure to help them to make the workplace more efficient and more free flowing.
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Fiber Technician

September 2018 • Roswell, GA

What I liked

The people are great. Like family. They are very helpful. They stick to procedure. Funny people too.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Always stick to procedure. If you don't you will have to answer to your actions
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Biochemistry/Chemistry R&D Intern

May - August 2019 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

Highly structured R&D style internship. Each intern has their own individual research question they are trying to solve and work with a mentor to develop a project. Program begins with a poster symposium and ends with a research presentation. Regular meetings with other interns to practice talking about the research. Lots of fun intern activities as well.

What I wish was different

Wish there had been a bit more shadowing of the full time employees of the company and/or opportunities to see other departments within R&D.

Advice

Apply early and fill out as many aspects of the application as you can even if they are optional. Ask lots of questions during the internship! If you get an interview, rank which projects sound the most interesting to you.
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Intern

May - June 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

The other workers

What I wish was different

The from 3rd and 1st shift

Advice

Drink lots of coffee
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Multiplex Serology Intern

June - August 2019 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

The company was very intern oriented and focused on teaching new lab and presentation skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to assist with the team's project!

Advice

If you're excited about the job and interested in learning more about the company and research happening, you'll fit right in here.
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Market Research Intern

May 2019 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

I really enjoyed the team of people I worked with and the overall intern program.

What I wish was different

Nothing! It was an amazing experience!

Advice

Don’t be scared to put your ideas out there in the larger conversations, you’ll often have a different perspective.
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Data Governance

May - August 2019 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

They really take care of their interns. They have lots of activities and they provide lots of support for the interns. They also give the interns relevant projects to work on.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to see more of other areas of the company outside my team.

Advice

They use lots of acronyms and there is a bit of learning curve to their products and services. Be patient with yourself. Ask lots of questions and you'll eventually understand.
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Marketing Research Intern

May - September 2019 • Portland, ME

What I liked

I really liked the autonomy and responsibility that I had in my job.

What I wish was different

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Advice

Do something you love somewhere you love.
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Technical Manufacturing Intern

May - August 2019 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

Community was fun and engaging. Everyone was there to help you. Got a lot of hands-on experience at industrial level. Multiple presentations were given so it was a good opportunity to become more comfortable with public speaking/presenting.

What I wish was different

Interns worked on one project. We were exposed to several other intern projects through weekly meetings, however, it would have been interesting/helpful to be able to work on other projects to get more experience. You did become very knowledgeable about your project though, so it had its positives and negatives.

Advice

Extroverts would work well in the technical manufacturing department. If you're introverted, a more R&D position may work better for you. Overall, it was a great internship, and I would highly recommend.
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Marketing Research/Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Portland, ME

What I liked

They really empowered me to be my best self and to take ownership. They let me work from home whenever I wanted and flux my hours.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

I had an awesome experience getting out of my comfort zone and learning new things. Don't be afraid to go to the east coast!
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Medical Lab Technician

July 2018 • Totowa, NJ

What I liked

The notion that I was getting experience related to my field of study

What I wish was different

The hours are rather long and strenuous. The work is quite repetitive

Advice

Make sure it works with your schedule
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Communications Intern

June - August 2018 • Westbrook, ME

What I liked

Not much. It was a big company with a lot of resources (gym, cafes, opportunities). Research and Development department is incredible.

What I wish was different

They didn't need me as an intern. Had to struggle to find work. Wish it had been more challenging and engaging.

Advice

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