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Northrop Grumman Corporation

Hazard Analysis Intern

May - August 2020 • Promontory, UT

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know as many people as possible, especially early in your degree. The more involved you are as a freshman and sophomore, the better off you'll be as a Junior. I didn't get hired until I has done my junior year, but I'd been talking to Northrop at every career fair until then, and participated in outreach so they knew me.
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Software Developer Intern

June - September 2020 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I loved that we were given assignments that actually made a difference in the company and were challenging.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineer

May - August 2020 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed both they type of work I was doing and the warm and welcoming environment. Northrop Grumman also did a wonderful job to foster friendships between interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask your manager or mentor to change what type of work you are doing to better align with your interests.
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Systems Engineering Intern

May - July 2020 • Redondo Beach, CA

What I liked

Wonderful people, great career development opportunities

What I wish was different

In-person internship, more tours

Advice

Network!
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Security Intern

May - August 2020 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

Interns had zoom calls with VPs, the CEO, and other leaders in the company. I liked the hands-on experience I had and feeling I was part of the team I was working with. You don't get treated as an intern, you get treated as one of them.

What I wish was different

We didn't get to have many intern activities due to covid. I would've taken advantage of those events, but thankfully we had many through Zoom and Skype.

Advice

Take advantage of the opportunity you were given and get to know people from not only the campus where you are working but other campuses as well. You never know when an opportunity will arise somewhere else and how valuable the connections and network you made will pay off and come in handy.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2020 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Everyone is very friendly and it was a great place to work. I got lots of experience with a tool I have never used before.

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer, COVID cut down the internship to 6 weeks but I am glad they still even had a program.

Advice

Don't worry about equipment, they will send you everything you will need before you are about to start.
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College Intern Technical

May 2019 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

I got really good experience in a working environment. I learned relevant skills.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Bellevue, NE

What I liked

Good pay, flexible hours, relaxed environment

What I wish was different

Greater organization, more preparation for interns

Advice

Be prepared to have period where you have no work because the government is very slow
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Software Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Never be afraid to ask LOTS of questions or to ask your manager to put you on a project more aligned with your interests!
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Oklahoma City, OK

What I liked

Great work environment. Everyone is very helpful and questions are encouraged. I got to do meaningful work, not just busy work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Herndon, VA

What I liked

Being a big corporation, there are plenty of opportunities to get involved with and great, experience people to work with.

What I wish was different

More work to do. Lots of days were left without much tasking or direction

Advice

Try to get a position that requires a clearance. With government contracting, a clearance opens up more opportunities.
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Mechanical Engineer

May 2018 • Wallops Island, VA

What I liked

Hands on experience and being able to learn so much

What I wish was different

Some days were busier than others. Wish there was more structure in the intern program

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. You can’t learn if you don’t ask.
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Supplier Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Palmdale, CA

What I liked

The pay.

What I wish was different

I wish they had prepared for me. It was like they had no idea I was coming. They had almost nothing for me to do. I didn’t solve any remotely important problems for them. I didn’t have any significant assignments. They did not provide me with an educational internship experience.

Advice

Talk to people who have interned at the company you are interested in. If you get an internship, ask them as many questions as you can before you get there. Make sure to meet or talk to your manager before you show up, and tell them you want something meaningful to do while you’re there.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Bethpage, NY

What I liked

The engineers within the section I worked in were phenomenal. It's an amazing thing being surrounded by incredibly intelligent individuals that share similar passions.

What I wish was different

Advice

Do not only expect your immediate supervisor to give you tasks. Do not be afraid to reach out and find work. Make the most of your time and don't be afraid to talk with the various engineers you'll encounter. The internship will be exactly what you make of it.
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Cost Estimating Intern

June - August 2019 • Elkton, MD

What I liked

The company was fantastic and the defense industry is fascinating. I was lucky to have a great team that assisted me with my hands-on work. The cost estimating was a different side of finance than students are typically exposed to at JWU, which provided a learning experience. My manager was consistently challenging me, always fair, and she wanted nothing but the best for me. On top of all of this, the pay rate was great!

What I wish was different

I cannot stress how fortunate I am for having this internship, I would not have wanted it any other way.

Advice

Students should work their hardest and apply to as many jobs or internships as they can. Not only is the process very competitive in Finance, but often grueling. Do not let the process discourage you because if you put in the time and the effort, it will always work out for the best. The staff at JWU do their best to bring in great opportunities, but sometimes students need to reach further and to employers that may not have been initially considered.
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Cyber Technical Intern

May - August 2019 • McLean, VA

What I liked

The tasks were challenging and I loved my team.

What I wish was different

I would have liked more intern events.

Advice

Ask questions, and for more/different tasks if you want them!
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Technical Intern

May - August 2019 • McLean, VA

What I liked

Networking and the opportunity to work for the company after I graduate. It was a resume builder and great real world experience.

What I wish was different

The work wasn’t so boring

Advice

Do your best work and try and learn from everything.
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College Intern Technical

May - July 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I liked the atmosphere and how it was like a family. I also liked how professional everyone was.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know your supervisors! They will help you a lot with your professional career.
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Technical Intern

June - August 2019 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

I enjoy solving real world engineering problems.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Learn as much as you can from the more experienced engineers.
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Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

I enjoyed the environment and the opportunities present within the company. My mentors and coworkers were all very friendly and helpful as well. I was able to participate in meaningful work and learn new skills during my internship.

What I wish was different

I wished that I had worked in a different department, but I ended discovering which fields I wanted to explore, and they gave me the opportunity to work in those departments next year when I return.

Advice

I would say to make the most of your time at your internship. Even if you aren’t working on the most exciting work, try to learn as much as you can and be proactive
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