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Magna International

Environmental, Health and Safety intern

May - August 2021 • Newaygo, MI

What I liked

Allowed hands on experience and a lot of opportunity for social networking with other interns across the state. I was also able to attend a big automotive event and meet important figures in the industry including Magnas CEO.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have started a little earlier in May.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is to meet as many people as possible in different roles. Meeting people outside of your department is just as important.
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Core Application Mechanisms Engineering Department Intern

July - August 2020 • Novi, MI

What I liked

The wide range of responsibilities and how the company handled precautions for the pandemic.

What I wish was different

Would've been nice to be a little busier

Advice

Use this opportunity to ask as many questions as possible because employees are very willing to talk about their experiences and give advice.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2018 • Plymouth, MI

What I liked

My co workers and all of the work they had me do

What I wish was different

I just had a long commute

Advice

Find a job you like and call in love with it
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Engineering Intern

April 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The people at Magna are awesome. Company culture encourages innovation and they provide all the tools necessary to do so. The upper management, at least in my case, were very flexible with time off and working overtime. Magna offers job security where other automotive Tier 1 suppliers do not.

What I wish was different

The pay is not competitive and there are not any other benefits offered (e.g. housing stipend). Here is the caveat...the work is very dry and boring. This is not a fault of the company, rather the industry itself.

Advice

Take the opportunity if you are pursuing this internship to gain experience. If it were not for the very, and I mean VERY, boring work, the company would be great.
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General laborer

May 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

Fast pace environment and technology usage

What I wish was different

Temperature

Advice

Long hours so get some rest.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

Great company culture!

What I wish was different

Certain intern events.

Advice

Take as much in as possible and network!
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Powertrain Test Engineer

January - August 2019 • Troy, MI

What I liked

Magna is a great company to work for, they really care about their interns!

What I wish was different

nothing really

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask to work in a different group, Magna fully supports your engineering development
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Trim/Textile Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Novi, MI

What I liked

I liked being able to explore a new industry (the automotive industry) and learning alongside a group of other (typically engineering) interns. It was interesting to learn about the specifics of textiles and materials.

What I wish was different

There wasn't a lot of room for creativity, with most of the tasks hinging on precision, accuracy, and time-management. The lab is constantly busy with inventory easily piling up if you don't work efficiently enough.

Advice

Working hard pays off, and not brushing off when instructions are given is important. The machines used and tests run require specific procedures, and they must be accurately recorded. It's a lot about working accurately and efficiently.
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sales intern

May - August 2019 • Troy, MI

What I liked

I was able to interact with other employees and I felt like I was doing meaningful work

What I wish was different

I wish I went to more meetings

Advice

Make sure you ask questions
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HR Intern

June - August 2019 • Birmingham, AL

What I liked

I loved the hands-on experience I was able to gain in the HR training department. The work gave me insight as to what real world HR professionals do in their day-to-day tasks.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Finance Intern

May - August 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

Company Culture

What I wish was different

Intern Events

Advice

Be open to new experiences, and network as much as possible.
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Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • Troy, MI

What I liked

The intern program Magna had to offer. With over 150 other interns there were many educational opportunities both inside and outside of Magna.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask more than too many questions!
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Purchasing Intern

May - August 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

My first experience in the corporate environment. It was nice to get hands on experience that I can now directly relate to my classes.

What I wish was different

I did not get to do much of the day to day. It would have been nice to have D2D responsibilities.

Advice

Have an open mind and ask a lot of questions.
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Software Engineer

November 2017 • Troy, MI

What I liked

Great work environment and people. I work for corporate R&D as a Robotics Software Engineer. It's nice not being constrained by a word problem in a textbook. There are a million ways to do things with no real "correct" answer, and that makes it a million times more interesting than coursework.

What I wish was different

I went to school for Electrical Engineering. Learning as I go is fun and far more productive than learning in a classroom, but sometimes I wish I knew a bit more about what I'm doing.

Advice

Whether or not you like your job depends far more on the work environment and the people you work with. Don't get hung up on trying to find exactly the job you want. I thought I wanted to work on prosthetic arms, but now I'm working on manufacturing machinery and I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Holland, MI

What I liked

I was able to work with a wide variety of people and learned a lot of aspects of engineering. I met a lot of great people.

What I wish was different

I wish there could have been better organization within the company.

Advice

To learn everything you can, and meet as many people as you can.
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Multi Media Design Intern

May - August 2018 • Troy, MI

What I liked

I like what it was like to gain real world experience in the video industry

What I wish was different

How long I worked there

Advice

There’s no better way to learn than finding a job/internship that gives you hand on experience.
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Product Marketing Intern

May - August 2018 • Troy, MI

What I liked

Great experience, fun work environment, exposure to multiple departments.

What I wish was different

Small workload

Advice

You get out what you put in during an internship. Take every opportunity that is given to you and you will feel far more accomplished.
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Exteriors co-op

May - August 2016 • Troy, MI

What I liked

I worked very closely with an engineer, it was a great first experience because I had a lot of guidance.

What I wish was different

All of the other co-ops were basically someone at the companies kid, so they had interesting work ethics.

Advice

Ask for work if you don't have it. There are always more people who can give you work.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2016 • New Hudson, MI

What I liked

I loved watching a brand new plant come together

What I wish was different

I wish I could still be there

Advice

Introduce yourself to as many people as you can, and remember that you are there to learn, ask questions wherever you can, no matter how basic they seem.
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Validation Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

I loved working on my own. I had a mentor but once I was taught how to do a specific job my mentor let me proceed on my own. It made me feel like I was part of the validation team instead of just being an intern.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to stay longer with the internship program.

Advice

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