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National Grid

Business Development Intern

May - August 2017 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed the environment, the people I worked with, and just the emphasis on the development of skills that I could use during my time there and future internships/jobs I pursue. They were very inviting, and ensured that the time I spent there was about how I could professionally develop, and less about what work they could make me do.

What I wish was different

I wished I could have gained more industry-specific skills, such as computer software, etc.

Advice

Be willing to be a self-starter. What made this summer for me was that I was always on the hunt for new tasks, and it lead to me being able to work on a project with the National Grid US CEO/President. Be willing to extend extra effort and work, because it can definitely pay huge dividends in the end.
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Digital Marketing Intern

June - August 2017 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

I liked that I was able to learn more about how to post on social media from a business perspective. I got to learn how to use the platform Sprinklr, which I think will be really helpful. Also I was treated like an adult instead of just an intern. They really valued my opinions and trusted me with a lot.

What I wish was different

I wish that my start date was earlier. There were issues with onboarding dates, and they started most interns way later than normal.

Advice

If you want to learn something specific, just ask. It'll show a lot to your boss and colleagues that you're interested in the work, and honestly they won't know what you really want to learn unless you ask.
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Project Management Intern

June - August 2017 • Syracuse, NY

What I liked

Great work environment. Fantastic people. Lots of opportunity to develop

What I wish was different

I personally would have liked more projects and more opportunity to collaborate on projects with other interns.

Advice

Get to know your coworkers!
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Large-Scale Renewables Intern

May - August 2018 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

Great work environment, Great people, Work was very rewarding

What I wish was different

Better networking opportunities with other interns around the organization.

Advice

People are friendly, but the work can be challenging and require focus. Be prepared to work hard, but definitely don't forget to enjoy the people you work with and the environment because those are great.
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