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Mechanical Engineering Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

real cool project, not a typical "intern" project

What I wish was different

more time to learn about what issues the medical device I worked on treated

Advice

overall great internship experience, not only a good job but also have a lot of Medtronic interns in Minneapolis area so that are a lot of opportunities to meet new people
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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

The hands on work my team gave me

What I wish was different

Heard about return offer sooner

Advice

Great work experience for someone interested in corporate finance
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Medtronic Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

The internship was a really great way to get exposed to the biomedical technology industry. The internship was well set up, and all the employees were really open to answering any questions about their job.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked the variety of things I was exposed to. I worked on multiple projects with individuals from different groups and got to tour all of the different facilities Medtronic has in the twin cities to see what they do.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June 2019 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

I liked that I got to work with many WPI graduates and it was nice to see that they all starter where I was and moved their way up to higher roles within the company.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was with another intern, because I was the only intern in my department.

Advice

I would advise people to build relationships with their coworkers in their office. I got really close with not just my mentor, but all of my coworkers in my office, which gave me a very broad networking group in order to get more information about different parts of the company or other companies.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May 2018 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

Everyone who works here is so friendly, and always ready and willing to help you out with whatever you need. You learn a ton here from the people you work with, as well as from the assignments you are given.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Engineering Contingent

June - August 2019 • Fridley, MN

What I liked

As a member of the WISE program, there were a lot of special events I was invited to attend. Medtronic gave women like me great resources and connections in the STEM community. I worked with other interns and co-ops and getting to listen to their experience and advice was highly valuable as I enter my freshman year of college.

What I wish was different

I loved the work I did, but I wish it hadn't been on a medical device. I am a computer person; I am not keen to work with the human body, and even though I was working in the firmware department, I had to learn a lot about the process of insertion of the device into the human body.

Advice

Get to know every single person around you. Even if they don't work on the same project as you, get to know the people whose desks are by yours!
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Mounds View, MN

What I liked

Loved the building and the my coworkers. It was a super friendly and helpful learning atmosphere

What I wish was different

I wish the hours were more flexible, 4 tens rather than 5 eights

Advice

Ask questions, talk to people in other departments, wander around and ask people about their projects
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International Regulatory Affairs Intern

August 2015 • Mounds View, MN

What I liked

The flexibility of working my own hours and remotely if I had wanted to.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Network and do lots of informational interviews
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Co-Op Mechanical Design Engineer

May - December 2018 • Mounds View, MN

What I liked

Great exposure to many areas of the company. I was able to dive deep into a research and early development project, which gave me great learning opportunities and experience in learning the product development life cycle of a medical device.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given a more direct project direction at the beginning of my work.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for what you want or put your opinions out there, your voice matters.
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Electrical Engineering Co-op

May - August 2019 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

Everyone was kind, patient, welcoming, and very dedicated to answering all of my questions and providing me with a valuable experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

They constantly tell you this already, but ask questions! The employees here are always willing and eager to help you understand any topic as much as possible.
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Statistics Coop

May 2020 - April 2021 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

Overall great experience!

What I wish was different

Had to be remote due to COVID-19.

Advice

Get an internship here if you can!
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Engineering Intern

December 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

The requirements for the job were very clear and straightforward.

What I wish was different

Honestly, not much. Handshake does a great job connecting employers and potential employees quickly and simply.

Advice

Potential employees should throw their names in the hat as early as possible in order to get the best chance at an interview.
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Plastic engineering intern

June 2019 • Danvers, MA

What I liked

The involvement and hands on experience

What I wish was different

Advice

Get involved and ask a lot of questions
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

My mentor was the best thing about my internship at Medtronic. Despite the online setting due to COVID-19, I was able to reach out to him and he was extremely helpful in answering all my questions.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been an opportunity to connect with the other interns through social events.

Advice

Step out of your comfort zone to learn something new. You never know how it may impact you positively in the long run
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Engineering Summer Intern

May - August 2019 • Santa Rosa, CA

What I liked

Everyone was so welcoming and made me feel like a full member of the team! I loved the collaborative and encouraging environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Industrial Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

I liked my employer and my team, as well as my peer advisor. I liked the flexibility of having summer hours (8-5pm M-Thurs and 8-12pm on Friday). I liked getting to work on my own projects, as well as projects with my team members. I also liked that I worked on technical projects and projects to improve employee engagement within our team.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have been in person at least for part of my internship.

Advice

Ask so many questions, get involved early on, do not be afraid to not know everything and remember that there is so much you can take away from this experience.
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Quality Intern

June - August 2019 • Danvers, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with the quality team and doing testing and helping with documentation.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've been more involved and participated in more testing.

Advice

Ask questions! It's the most important part of a job and it's how you'll learn the most.
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Clinical Specialist Intern

June 2020 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

I loved the team I worked with

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time in the field

Advice

Take your time with learning
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Fridley, MN

What I liked

I enjoyed the projects I got to work on- I was able to make improvements to our manufacturing process, specifically in how scrapped product gets captured. Medtronic also assigns each intern a mentor, who is very helpful to ask questions to and bounce ideas off of. My team was welcoming and made sure I knew that my work was valued.

What I wish was different

Due to the pandemic, the internship was entirely virtual. I would've liked to get into the facility and have more of a hands-on aspect to my projects, particularly being in a manufacturing position, but that just wasn't possible with the current situation.

Advice

My advice would be to make your future career goals known to your manager and other people around the office. I was able to stay on part-time this fall, simply because I mentioned to a few people that I was interested in doing this. You never know who will open doors for you if they just know what your objectives are.
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