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Engineering Summer Intern

June - August 2020 • Woburn, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed being assigned to projects that allowed me to contribute real, meaningful work to the team.

What I wish was different

I was on a pre-product development team, so I didn't have many other people working on my project since it was so new, so being in a virtual environment made it a little isolating.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! People won't think you're stupid.
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Software Engineer

June - August 2021 • New Brighton, MN

What I liked

The people were great.

What I wish was different

Not use a Medtronic proprietary language to code.

Advice

Be communicative and there are people to help you.
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R&D Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to spearhead my own internship project, and setting and achieving goals agreed on by my manager and I. I was also able to shadow other employees and learn about roles outside of my immediate team, and collaborated with other team members on team projects. My internship manager and my peer mentor’s amazing mentorship was critical in my success and guiding me towards achieving and exceeding my project goals.

What I wish was different

It was a great internship experience, no complaints!

Advice

Network as much as you can and conduct informational interviews with anyone or department that you are interested in. Make sure you give 100% to your internship experience. It’s what you make of it, and remember there is no guarantee that you will get a job offer because of timing or openings available, so get the most out of the internship experience as you can to propel you forward and allow you to achieve and exceed your goals!
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Cyber security Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I like that they are very open minded company and they make you feel like family while you are working for them.

What I wish was different

I wish instead of working I was getting the full job experience in person.

Advice

It was great experience, always don’t give up on yourself and continue to strive forward towards your goals or dreams. The sky is the limit.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Plymouth, MN

What I liked

Everyone was really nice and supportive. It seemed like everyone was invested in you acheiving goals. I definitely felt like I enjoyed it.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a project sooner. It took a while, but perhaps that's because of the pandemic just started, and my original project was scrapped. I also had difficulty picking something to do right away, mostly because the projects weren't really software development related. The team at Medtronic was great at coming up with ideas for the project! Great group of people.

Advice

Ask questions. Bother the heck out of your team. They know you're learning and it's expected to be bothersome.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Louisville, CO

What I liked

Working on medical devices, learned a lot about industry standards

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask your manager for more interesting work
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IT Intern

June - August 2021 • New Brighton, MN

What I liked

Everyone made me feel welcome and supported! Even before my first day, my HR contact and supervisor contacted me to make sure I had everything I needed and answered all my questions.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take initiative to connect with your fellow interns and employees across the entire organization!
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Biomedical Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked how helpful everyone at Medtronic was. Everyone was willing to provide whatever resources necessary to ensure that I succeed, answer any questions I had as an intern, and they treated me like an employee; no one was ever condescending or anything regarding my youth & inexperience as I began the internship

What I wish was different

I wish it was in person (it was switched to virtual) so that I could have had a more personal & hands on experience

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, don’t let you being an intern discourage you, NETWORK. TALK TO EVERYONE YOU CAN.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - July 2021 • Louisville, CO

What I liked

I loved the people and my project!

What I wish was different

I wish that it could have been more in person

Advice

My advice would be to talk to as many people as possible
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Computer Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • New Brighton, MN

What I liked

It was a very exciting team to work for. They were all very helpful and flexible with their work schedules.

What I wish was different

It was unfortunately a remote internship due to Covid. I wish I had gotten to go in to the office.

Advice

Medtronic is a great company to work for. They do amazing things.
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Co-Op/Apprentice

June 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

The openness of the people around me.

What I wish was different

That Covid hadn't been a thing so that I could have worked in the office instead of virtually.

Advice

Get used to asking questions. Not knowing the answer is fine, but not pursuing that knowledge isn't. Also, make sure to take advantage of your role as an intern and reach out to various employees around the company whose job interests you. Emailing them out of the blue is perfectly fine as long as you explain how you'll benefit from their time.
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IT Intern

June - August 2021 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I really liked the opportunity to choose which projects I worked on this summer in order to create a more personalized internship experience in relation to my career goals and aspirations!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Test Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I liked the company culture and the simultaneous collaboration and independence afforded to engineers.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have met more of the people as Covid still had many people working from home.

Advice

Ask lots of questions and question your assumptions often.
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