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Lubrizol Corporation

Metalworking Co-op

May 2021 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

The experience was a great learning opportunity and I was surprised by how much I really did get out of the summer. My co-workers were friendly and easy to work with and the labs were very nice as well.

What I wish was different

There were some personnel issues that increased the workload but besides for that it was overall a positive experience.

Advice

I would highly recommend living closer to the plant if possible and using the housing money that the company provides you with to shorten the commute.
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Chemical Engineering Co-op

May - August 2021 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

I liked how I was given many responsibilities, and the work that I did was seen as important. I did projects that current engineers would do, and was trusted with the outcome of these projects. I felt as if I was a member of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish there was been a better schedule for the projects I had, however the delay of materials is an ongoing global problem that could not have been fixed.

Advice

Take in everything you can, working at the corporate/research headquarters meant there were a lot of kinds of people doing different jobs. It is a great opportunity to see what is out there.
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Chemistry Research Intern

May - August 2018 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

New experience Learned how to work in a team Led meetings Treated interns like real employees

What I wish was different

Maybe more exposure to other departments, but it was a great experience overall.

Advice

Don’t feel discouraged if you feel like you don’t know how to do something. Ask questions and let yourself think outside the box. This experience is for you.
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Chemical Engineering Intern

April - July 2019 • Rouen, Seine-Maritime

What I liked

The abroad experience and structure of the program

What I wish was different

More support and less logistical issues

Advice

Be sure to speak the language!
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Computer Network Architect Intern

May - August 2019 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

The people were great and very helpful. Some of the projects gave me great experience

What I wish was different

More structure on what assignments I would be working on

Advice

Meet everyone around the office right away. If you dont have work there is always someone to go to to find some.
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Continuous Improvement Coordinator

January 2019 • Rockton, IL

What I liked

The culture in this company is amazing. They believe in accountability and continuous improvement. They empower people to make a change and give them the tools to get it done.

What I wish was different

The company is transitioning from years of archaic practices and there is still a bit of the "way we've always done it" mindset that needs to be broken.

Advice

Don't be afraid to talk to senior managers. Many of them love to get direct feedback from the floor and don't hold themselves above everyone else. they can be the best mentors you'd ever find.
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R&D Summer Chemistry Intern

May - September 2019 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

Teamwork Responsibility

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and try to think outside the box.
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Chemical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Deer Park, TX

What I liked

Family style culture

What I wish was different

I wish I would have interned sooner in my schooling

Advice

don't be afraid to ask questions
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Product Safety and Compliance

June 2019 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

Great company and wonderful experience in the working world. Expanded my network and resume, made some great friends. The great pay helps too.

What I wish was different

School had been more lenient towards working with me seeing as I’m working a full time job essentially while taking classes — aka making more classes available online, etc.

Advice

If you have the opportunity to dip your feet in what it’s like to work for a large corporation definitely do it. It can help you figure out what you want to do with your life. You’ll expand your network either way.
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Global Communications Intern

May 2019 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

I loved the company culture at Lubrizol! My managers, fellow co-ops and interns, recruiters and department welcomed me with open arms and were always willing to help. There was never a day where I dreaded going to work.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Electrical engineering coop

August - December 2019 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

Great, professional atmosphere. Treat you with respect that an actual employee would have. Work on relevant and large scale projects. Work very hard to educate you while making sure you have a good experience

What I wish was different

None. Was a very good experience

Advice

Ask questions and network in the company. The people there are your greatest resource
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UI/UX Designer Intern

August 2019 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to apply because you feel incompetent. If you are willing to learn they are willing to teach and give a great experience!
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Information technology intern

January - May 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Good people and good pay

What I wish was different

It has a very old environment style

Advice

Talk to everyone
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Chemical Engineering co-op

May - August 2018 • Bowling Green, OH

What I liked

The projects I worked on had a measurable impact on the company, and they were challenging as well. I was treated almost as though I was a full time engineer, and was expected to seek out and utilize resources myself to help move the projects forward. If I got stuck, however, my supervisor was always willing to help. This experience stretched and improved both my technical and workplace abilities.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions or bounce ideas off of co-workers, but be respectful of their time.
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Chemistry Intern

May - August 2018 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

Great group of people to work with. Learned a lot about physical applications of chemistry. Fun, new experience with digital ink allowed me to see the adventurous and creative side of science.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more interns my age to work alongside.

Advice

Be careful taking a chemistry lab opportunity as an engineer. For an internship it shouldn't be a problem, but I met a few OSU chemical engineers who worked at Lubrizol as chemists even years after graduation. They took the lab job for their first job, and now they have been cornered into that field, and companies who want engineers don't want them because they only have experience in a lab.
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Information Solutions intern

May - August 2018 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed the company and my coworkers. I got very valuable experience and was treated as if I was a full time employee, not just an intern. I have nothing but good things to say about this company.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not be afraid to go out of your comfort zone.
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Mech E CoOp

May - August 2018 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

Hands on experience with both independent and group work. Participated in projects that affected company on a grander scheme. Learned about both automotive engineering practices and working as an engineer as a whole.

What I wish was different

More opportunities to meet upper staff and managers.

Advice

Do not overload yourself. Lubrizol's CoOp experience is very much a full time job, and working a side job along with the program can prove to be very stressful.
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Egineering Coop

June - August 2018 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

I liked the people I was able to work with as well as the diverse projects I got to work on.

What I wish was different

I wish I had lived closer to work.

Advice

Don't be afraid to try a new role, it is the greatest part of coop: being able to see what you enjoy and what you don't.
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Software Development Co-op

January - August 2018 • Wickliffe, OH

What I liked

Cool, interesting projects and valuable work assignments. Good experience

What I wish was different

Being in Ohio is medium

Advice

Be open to new experiences, moving to a new state is something you have to get used to, but the experience I gained at Lubrizol was incredible.
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Research and Development Summer Intern

June - August 2017 • Brecksville, OH

What I liked

The open-ended nature of the itnernship: my research mentors let me design and perform my own experiments, order my own chemicals, etc.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had more collaboration: a lot of the work I was doing was by myself. I wish there was a team of researchers I could work with instead.

Advice

I would say they should take advantage of the many different employees at Lubrizol, and talk to those that have jobs that interest you.
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