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Electrical Engineering Intern

June 2021 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Interns were very well welcomed, I felt like I was apart of the company even though it was a temporary job. I learned a lot, got to touch on different softwares and was trained accordingly.

What I wish was different

I wished that I had more opportunities of being at the office. I was able to go to the office for about 2 to 3 weeks, but after the Covid cases rose, Jacobs decided to put us in a virtual setting.

Advice

I was not planning to get an internship the summer, but I first applied as I wanted to see if I would get any chance to interview. It turned out well, so one important advice is don’t be scared to apply to multiple companies even thought you are not planning on doing internships, it is a way to practice for when the right time comes. Also don’t be scared to ask questions, everyone knows you are an intern and it actually makes you look good as you seem interested and eager to learn. Lastly, don’t limit yourself to small companies because you don’t come from an « Ivy League university » companies look for out of classroom experience, if you have that nothing can stop you, but if you don’t find a way to get that experience. These are the advices I think are the best, following this will definitely lead you to you dream company!
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Quantitative Finance Intern

October 2018 - April 2019 • White Sands Missile Range, NM

What I liked

Workplace

What I wish was different

Workload

Advice

Being Excel proficient
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Sustainable acquisition

October 2018 - August 2019 • Las Cruces, NM

What I liked

Work environment

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

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Civil Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Bedford, NH

What I liked

This was my first time working for a private firm so it was interesting to see how it differs from the public sector. I was able to work on a variety of different projects and learned about new softwares.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was different would be to have had some of the internship in person or be able to go on site visits, but due to the Coronavirus pandemic, that wasn't possible. I was okay with this because it means the company puts their workers safety as a top priority.

Advice

If you are going to work for a private firm for the first time, be ready for a faster pace environment. That was the biggest difference I noticed between working for the public sector versus the private sector was that the private sector tends to move through projects more quickly.
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Process Engineer Intern

June - August 2020 • Conshohocken, PA

What I liked

I really liked that I was able to interact with senior management as much as I wanted. Once, I even was able to organize a meeting with the COO of the company even though he was personally responsible for 10,000's of employees. People were really accessible to me.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to do more technical work involving calculations rather than diagrams

Advice

Definitely reach out to as many people as you can!
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Structural Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I liked the real-world technical experience I gained from this internship.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Subject Matter Expert

February - September 2019 • Baton Rouge, LA

What I liked

I enjoyed the flexibility of work type working as a contracted IT professional. There was always something to learn and new challenges.

What I wish was different

The nature of our contract ending too soon

Advice

I recommend taking initiative in your summer jobs. In my instance— I was working on projects that people who had worked there for years weren’t even working on just because I demonstrated an ability to lead and proficiency in my field. Don’t be afraid to set an example and outperform those above you!
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Instrument and Control Systems Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I really enjoyed all of the networking opportunities available.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to meet new people in different departments.

Advice

I think you shouldn’t be afraid to speak up and ask questions even if they aren’t related to the work you are doing. Go talk to people higher up in the company about professional development and what they enjoy about their job.
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Process Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I liked to people I worked with and they made it easier for me to want to be at work. I also liked to be more apart of the project, the kept me involved and invited me to meetings so I knew what the project was all about.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to go to the site to see the project that I was working on to see the progress I had help make throughout the summer.

Advice

I would say if you work for a contracting company, or any engineering business to get informed about how all the disciplines worked together. My first internship was focused on what the process team did for the project, but I learned a lot more about how the process worked and went together because I got familiar with how all the disciplines worked together.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

People are really nice and helpful. They are very flexible with work schedules and have a very relaxed culture. The office work environment with site visits almost every week and plenty of monthly activities to participate in outside of the office.

What I wish was different

I have to travel 20 miles/day, and I wish my house was close to the office

Advice

The co-workers are really nice, and they are always happy to help you. Don't be afraid to ask for help on assignments and keep asking for work from others. They are always happy to help you. Be ready to sit on the computer all-day
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Devops

May 2019 • Titusville, FL

What I liked

Everything!

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get your training done quickly
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Field Sample Handler

May 2017 - August 2019 • Dugway, UT

What I liked

How flexible the job was, also how it was constantly changing day by day.

What I wish was different

The commute

Advice

It’s a great experience if you have the connections, and background
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Civil Engineering Intern

April - September 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Got exposure to real structural engineering work!

What I wish was different

Perhaps more training on how to perform job tasks instead of self-learning.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions when you are feeling lost at work.
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Technical support analyst

May - October 2019 • Baton Rouge, LA

What I liked

It was a great team to work with.

What I wish was different

I wish my division wouldn’t have been bought out

Advice

Don’t forget about the people you work with keep those relationships cause they can get you jobs in the future
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Merritt Island, FL

What I liked

Employees are really friendly and eager to help interns.

What I wish was different

Organization of the internship program is almost nonexistent.

Advice

Working at the Space Center is amazing.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

July 2019 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

I got great experience working with project managers, sitting in on meetings, some field experience, and lots of new office skills.

What I wish was different

I wish that I received more technical support from coworkers as I ran into computer stoppages almost every day.

Advice

Get a job! Any experience is good experience, it will help guide you to something and possibly show you what your next step in life should be.
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Marketing & Communications Intern

May - August 2019 • Englewood, CO

What I liked

Great Internship, awesome skills. Very independent work - most days I wouldn’t see my supervisor but get assigned tasks.

What I wish was different

More intern collaboration

Advice

Learn how to be a self-starter. You won’t always be given guidance you have to go out and get that yourself.
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Mechanical Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Great work environment and plenty of activities to participate in outside of the office. I worked on various projects and was able to listen and participate in project discussions. I was also exposed to not only the mechanical design, but also structural, fire protection, and electrical given their open office layout.

What I wish was different

I took a class during the summer on top of being a full time employee and I wish I hadn't taken the class while working. Personally, it was a lot of work for me.

Advice

I would recommend participating in activities outside office work. Jacobs has plenty of opportunities to get to know people in the office out side your group. Also, ask questions!
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CCM Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I learned a lot about CCM and other operations of the company (sales, design)

What I wish was different

I was doing a lot of the same thing I did the previous summer, soI wish I was challenged a little bit more.

Advice

You get what you put into the internship. Ask a lot of questions, the employees of the company are always willing to help!
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Field sample handler intern

April - September 2019 • Dugway, UT

What I liked

It gave a lot of experience in multiple areas, and it lead to a job after college.

What I wish was different

I wish I had done more data analytics.

Advice

The best way to get a job is through your personal network.
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