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Northrop Grumman Corporation

Reliability Engineer

May 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

The work environment was very relaxed and I learned a new coding technique

What I wish was different

I wish I could’ve kept the same workload I had during the summer throughout the rest of the semester

Advice

Be open to new experiences
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Hardware Engineer Intern

June 2022 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Learned a lot of what an engineer actually is and saw how little I actually knew about my engineering field.

What I wish was different

I was a hardware intern but I exclusively worked in scripting for hardware tools rather than learning about hardware design or test verification.

Advice

Keep a very open mind on what you will be doing, cause chances are you'll be doing something you didn't expect you'd be working on. But it's always going to be a learning experience and that knowledge is very valuable.
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Hardware Engineer Intern

June - August 2022 • Charlottesville, VA

What I liked

I liked how I was able to touch on numerous tasks during my time there. Also, the culture was great. Everyone respected my opinions even though I had zero previous industry experience.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Ask lots of questions! Everyone I worked with had a lot of experience (some were even subject matter experts). By asking questions, I was able to relate what I was doing at my internship to what I had been learning in my classes. I was also able to grasp new skills quicker by asking for advice/help.
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Environmental Health and Safety Intern

June - August 2022 • Linthicum Heights, MD

What I liked

I enjoyed working with the team because they were all very warm and welcoming of me. Throughout the internship, they were very helpful whenever I had questions and were willing to assign me a variety of tasks to allow me to learn as much in my limited time.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship had been longer so I had more time to participate in different projects.

Advice

The EHS team at NGC is great and this is a perfect opportunity to learn about both environmental compliance and industrial hygiene in a manufacturing setting.
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Mission Operations Intern

May 2022 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

I liked the company benefits and the ability to easily network

What I wish was different

I wish my position had been geared more toward my dream field

Advice

Talk around the company to see if you can find someone in your desired field to pull you in! Staying within a company is much easier that switching companies
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Electrical Engineering College Technical Intern

May - August 2022 • Sterling, VA

What I liked

I loved the work campus. There was a lot of activity for different areas of the company, and there were plenty of chances to explore that activity. Some very talented people work here that you can learn from. Everyone values their work.

What I wish was different

The work itself could have been more interesting. I wish there had been more push for exploring outside my immediate team because I felt stuck in a silo.

Advice

It can be seen as a rat race at this location and, generally, Northern Virginia - Maryland. That said, most people you see will not interact with interns of their own volition. You'll have to push for a conversation so do that in the first couple of weeks to set a precedent.
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2023 Video Production and Media Intern

June - August 2022 • Chicago Heights, IL

What I liked

The experience

What I wish was different

Yes

Advice

Never give up, times are tough, but there's a will for everthing
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HR Intern

June - August 2023 • Linthicum Heights, MD

What I liked

I loved the people!

What I wish was different

I wish I had more interaction with other interns.

Advice

Ask questions!
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Project Management Intern

May - July 2023 • Warner Robins, GA

What I liked

Welcoming environment

What I wish was different

More details before onboarding

Advice

Willing to learn is an advance
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Engineer

June - August 2023 • Tremonton, UT

What I liked

I worked with many teams and got hands on experience working on issues regarding the manufacturing various rocket parts and components.

What I wish was different

That I did not have to go back to unviersity for academic classes.

Advice

Attend conferences, with prepared resume and do well on conference job interviews
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Cyber College Intern

May - July 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

What I wish was different

I wish I had transportation. Buy a car if you wanna live in Cincinnati

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2023 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

NGC being a large organization, it provided a lot of resources for overall development. Not only did I learn how software engineers work in a full time job, I actually made contributions that affected real world projects. I had lots of opportunities to collaborate between different disciplines that cover product development. My managers provided me with all round mentoring and help me make connections.

What I wish was different

I liked the internship experience to be multi faceted and all encompassing but maybe there should be an avenue for specific experiences.

Advice

It broadened my understanding of writing code outside of just college projects. Definitely recommend.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - July 2023 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

I enjoyed the atmosphere at the company and the intern program was engaging and valuable as a learning experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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College Intern Technical

June - August 2023 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

My time during the internship gave me valuable insight on what it is like to be a mechanical engineer.

What I wish was different

I personally had things going on besides the internship so I did not have much time to make connections with other interns. More opportunities for intern networking would have been nice.

Advice

Do not be afraid to put yourself out there. What you do during the short time may be remembered and rewarded depending on the amount of effort you put in.
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Field Engineering Intern

June - August 2023 • Linthicum Heights, MD

What I liked

I had the opportunity to work directly with industry projects and assist in company products

What I wish was different

Wish I had been placed on a better project with more opportunities, unfortunately the project I was working on was coming to a close and did not leave me much work.

Advice

I would make use of other sources at Northrop whenever you have free time, there are so many external resources to learn about other topics, or tour other facilities, or attend informational sessions about other programs.
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College Intern Technical

June - August 2023 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Very friendly coworkers, relaxed but professional environment, a lot of freedom to work on projects that are interesting and check out other technical teams. Flexible work schedule.

What I wish was different

A little more organization regarding project assignments, some teams didn't seem fully prepared to take on an intern. However, this was an encouragement to be proactive in taking on projects so ended up as a good thing for me.

Advice

Be your own advocate when trying to find things to work on If it interests you, let people know.
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Finance Intern - NGI

May - August 2023 • Magna, UT

What I liked

Northrop Grumman was very prepared for my arrival. They had a project ready for me, were ready to introduce me to my manager and teammates, and had lots of learning material to help me.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more opportunities to meet other interns and connect with other departments.

Advice

Take time to introduce yourself to other people. Company culture isn't very open, so few people will introduce themselves to you, but they will be more than happy to help you once you reach out to them.
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Test Engineering Intern

June - August 2022 • Redondo Beach, CA

What I liked

Great team, hands-on experience with real hardware

What I wish was different

The timing of the test I was preparing for got pushed back to after my internship ended.

Advice

Find as many ways you can to get involved on the team!
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Roy, UT

What I liked

I worked a 9/80 schedule which I loved. This meant I had every other Friday off, and my work schedule was super flexible.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Structural Engineering Intern

May - August 2021 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

My manager ensured I had plenty of meaningful work to occupy me. He also ensured I was challenged and learning the entire summer.

What I wish was different

I do wish I had the opportunity to do more structural analysis. I did several projects, but a decent portion involved coding, which isn't my interest.

Advice

Take the opportunity to network inside and outside of your direct team. Everyone that I can across at NGC was willing to take the time to talk to me about there experience and offer guidance in my career path ahead. Take the time to put in meaningful effort and ask all the questions. They know you don't know everything coming in, but they are 100% willing to teach you what you need to know.
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