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Leidos

Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

Great experience, supportive team and mentors, very interesting project.

What I wish was different

Open office environment was poorly executed and at times distracting.

Advice

The "software factories" at Leidos have a much different culture from the overall company - it's much more techy than you would think!
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Software Developer Intern

May - August 2019 • Alexandria, VA

What I liked

What I wish was different

More structure

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Reston, VA

What I liked

The technology they work on is really cool and they gave me a lot of freedom to contribute things that I know.

What I wish was different

My team didn't have access to a lot of the resources that are available at Leidos's bigger offices which would have been useful in a lot of situations.

Advice

I've interned at Leidos 3 times, and one time our budget got cut so I had to switch teams, offices.... I've known a lot of people in the same situation, so don't view Leidos as a career, because they will fire you randomly.
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Software Engineer Intern

May 2019 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

I worked on a great project that I actually felt invested in completing, I was managed by one of the friendliest dudes I know, and I worked with a competent team. Also, the office is incredible.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Advocate for which project you want to be on.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - August 2018 • Gaithersburg, MD

What I liked

Good Pay, lots of learning opportunities

What I wish was different

More communication, a mentor, some more guided learning, more intern events/experiences

Advice

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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

The internship gave me the chance to practice with the C programming language and to write code professionally. I also learned a lot from my work because I had to research different algorithms and programming techniques to do my job effectively.

What I wish was different

During the internship, I had my own room in the office, so I didn't always get the chance to interact much with other people, which was in some ways a positive thing and some ways not. I liked having my own space to focus and get stuff done, but I also might have liked the chance to talk to other people more or have people to bounce ideas off of.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. As an intern, you aren't expected to know everything, so if you're ever confused about how to do something, or if you're even confused about what exactly your boss wants you to do, speak up. It's always a good thing to make sure you're on the same page.
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Engineering intern

October 2018 • La Jolla, CA

What I liked

It’s a really good experience to learn about things to do once you have your degree

What I wish was different

Advice

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Business Development Management Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Reston, VA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a team of experienced professionals on corporate priority contracts valued >1 billion dollars because I was surrounded with lots of smart people with great stories, connections, and knowledge.

What I wish was different

I wish I had set up more 1 on 1 meetings with technically skilled professionals who had been in the industry for 20+ years because I enjoyed hearing about how technology has changed.

Advice

Definitely reach out to alumni when looking for a job.
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Finance and Business Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • Reston, VA

What I liked

I loved the people I got to work with. It was really interesting to see what an office environment was like and to be able to picture myself working on this team. Working in Corporate provided an exciting opportunity to work closely with top leadership and see my work directly used in relevant business projects.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Take the time to make real connections and relationships with people because it can be extremely beneficial for your career and positive experience.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

Great team of people, cool and innovative work, and I got to travel to California to the project I was working on in person

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software/Network Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Scott Air Force Base, IL

What I liked

It was work that made a difference for our military/DoD.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Accountant Intern

May - August 2018 • Reston, VA

What I liked

Learning, high amount of work, great people and training

What I wish was different

Solely doing audit testing became repetitive. Wish the work was more diverse.

Advice

Take notes on everything you learn because it’s easy to forget a step to tests.
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Systems Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Gaithersburg, MD

What I liked

I liked that they gave me real work that a full-time worker would have been doing had I not interned there. I felt like I was making a difference.

What I wish was different

I wish I was still there. I honestly have no complaints.

Advice

Definitely network. People want to get to know you so reach out to them.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Gaithersburg, MD

What I liked

An intern is treated as an employee and given real responsibilities

What I wish was different

More challenging work

Advice

Get to know the people well
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Technical Intern

May - July 2017 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I liked the community aspect of the internship, my coworkers held game nights and there were many opportunities to bond with my coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more uniformity with regard to intern tasks sometimes I was given 3+ tasks while other interns were given busy work.

Advice

Always say yes, you get a lot more expereince and knowledge by trying and asking for help than never trying at all!
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Systems Engineer

May - August 2017 • Bethesda, MD

What I liked

Good work environment, coworkers were all nice.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more interaction with other co-ops. I only worked with Full time employees.

Advice

Coffee is free and Mo's Mocha isn't as overrated as everyone says.
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Data Systems Intern

May - August 2018 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I liked the opportunity to be independent and work on my own project.

What I wish was different

More team atmosphere and more support from staff.

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

This internship allowed me to work with Junior and Senior Software Engineers and Architects. I learned many valuable skills and new technologies by working on a very interesting project involving the U.S. Airforce's drone videos.

What I wish was different

Advice

You get out of the internship what you put into it, so try your best and don't be afraid to reach out for help if you need it!
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Software Engineering Intern

June 2018 • Columbia, MD

What I liked

There were so many great learning opportunities

What I wish was different

I wish I would have networked more.

Advice

Don't be nervous to put yourself out there and apply for every opportunity that comes your way.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Vista, CA

What I liked

Actual real world learning

What I wish was different

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