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Northrop Grumman Corporation

engineering aid

January - July 2019 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

Doing a co-op for a company like Northrop allows them to train you more than an internship. You get more diversity in your experience because after you've been through the typical internship experience you have 3-4 more months to build on that.

What I wish was different

The company was going through its first major hiring since becoming Northrop Grumman IS, formerly Orbital ATK. There was a lot of minor inconveniences associated with that transition as the HR, IT and hiring staff were going through that system for the fist time as well.

Advice

Take an opportunity at a co-op if given to you. I believe it was much more useful than a summer internship, and Northrop was a great place to get that experience.
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Accounting Intern

June - August 2019 • Elkton, MD

What I liked

Small department, friendly people, a lot of autonomy

What I wish was different

More work to do

Advice

You have to be comfortable working alone because managers don’t interfere with every day work. It’s very peaceful if you’re an independent worker.
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Software Engine

January 2019 • Fairfax, VA

What I liked

Was treated as a full-time employee. Was not put on an intern team, doing intern only work.

What I wish was different

Advice

You can work to change projects easily if you are unhappy.
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Manufacturing Development Engineer

June - August 2019 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

Great pay, flexibility of hours, exciting projects, great co-workers.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have lived closer to the beach! The location was ideal but I didn't make full use of it.

Advice

Show up early and leave late. Always say yes to opportunities to do more.
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propulsion engineering intern

June 2019 • Dulles, VA

What I liked

everything, was dream job

What I wish was different

Advice

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Test Design Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Great pay, housing compensation, great team, and work helped me gain a lot of experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more hands on work, but that's it!

Advice

I would highly recommend interning at BWI with Northrop because of the great program, and high number of interns at that branch.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Network as much as possible and take advantage of the intern events the company offers.
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Global Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2019 • Redondo Beach, CA

What I liked

In my internship I was given a lot of freedom to learn about the things within my department that most interested me, and to work on projects that I felt were important. I liked having the independence to choose my own work and not always needing to check in with someone. I was able to learn a broad variety of skills because of the freedom I was given to work with everyone on the team at different points.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more opportunity to connect and work with other interns in my field. There was only one other intern in my department, and we chatted sometimes but our work was always different. The company hosted a lot of events for interns to mingle and connect, however I wanted to connect more at work rather than outside of work. While I loved the freedom of my role, it would have been valuable to work with other interns on an ongoing project or goal potentially.

Advice

Go into the experience with an open mind. No matter what role you are in for an internship, there is always so much to learn and explore. Everyone in the company is very friendly and most people have open-door policies. I gained so much just from emailing managers in other departments and having meetings with them to learn more about the company and where I best fit. So much room for growth and leadership.
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Electronics and Payloads Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Melbourne, FL

What I liked

The people, the atmosphere, and the work! Location was also pretty great!

What I wish was different

Processing time was a little slow- didn’t have much to do the first few weeks, but I was told this was out of the ordinary

Advice

Go for it! Be yourself, and embrace your differences. NG does a great job of promoting diversity in all areas!
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Associate Software Engineer

May 2019 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

Flexible working hours, casual environment, and interesting problems

What I wish was different

Would have liked a paid lunch

Advice

Be proactive in networking and looking for unclassified work if you don’t have your clearance
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Digital Technology/Software Intern

May - August 2019 • Baltimore, MD

What I liked

Interning at Northrop Grumman was an incredible experience. The company had various networking events for interns where I was able to build a strong network of interns, NGC employees, and NGC executives. The work had real value and I got to see the ripple effect my work had on my team. The emphasis was on learning and lead engineers were always willing to lend advice or answer any project questions. Lastly, the emphasis on diversity and inclusion was incredible. I always felt like my voice was heard and considered in all meetings I attended.

What I wish was different

I personally wasn't able to get any lab work which is an experience I wish I had however, the project I was on was still in the preliminary design phase.

Advice

Speak up! A lot of interns don't think they have a voice however, what we are learning in school a lot of full time engineers did not as our industry is constantly growing. The engineers always value the different perspectives current students bring to solving real world problems.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed working with the associate engineers and interns throughout my internship. Everyone was very friendly and helpful even when things got busy.

What I wish was different

Advice

I recommend that any engineer apply to NGIS in Chandler, especially if you are a computer science or computer engineering major. NGIS is actively hiring interns so apply before December 2018.
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Aerospace Engineer

June 2017 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

The environment. Everyone wants to share what they do and everyone enjoys what they do

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Learn how to communicate and howto make commentions. The skills are just as valuable as your education.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Northridge, CA

What I liked

I liked the projects/tasks that were assigned to me because they were both interesting and challenging. Everyone there was also super nice and willing to help me with any questions I had. There were also intern events that were fun like go-kart racing and bowling.

What I wish was different

I wish they gave me more things to work on because there were times where I finished everything and had nothing to do.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. Not only do they encourage it, but you would also be saving a lot of time because you don't want to be stuck on something for hours when someone could help you get through it within minutes.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Great experience on the manufacturing floor . Very friendly and welcoming coworkers, and were very helpful with any questions I had.

What I wish was different

Heavier workload. Sometimes the managers would be very busy with their own thing that they can't give me any work to do.

Advice

Don't afraid to make mistakes and learn from them. Learn by doing!
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Engineering Intern

January - August 2018 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

Great learning environment. Experts across disciplines with a willingness to help.

What I wish was different

Startup guide for interns. The learning curve can be steep. It would be nice to have a resource to accelerate your skills on particular tools.

Advice

If you haven’t had an opportunity to take an internship in your field, do it. Big or small. Real world experience helps gain perspective and refine your search.
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Software Engineering Intern

July 2018 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

Great company that is really supportive of my goals. Highly recommended

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Design Intern

June - September 2017 • Northridge, CA

What I liked

As an intern at Orbital ATK, I really felt like I was an important part of the team. If I wasn't there, other full time engineers would be doing the work that I did over the summer. I got to do a lot of 3D modeling using PTC Creo as well as create prototypes of models using the 3D printers in the office. Everyone on the mechanical design team was very welcoming and happy to help me.

What I wish was different

I would not change anything about my internship experience.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Everyone will be excited to teach you about what they're working on or help you with anything you might need. You will get the most out of your internship if you ask a lot of questions and talk to full time employees.
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Senior Engineering Intern

January 2017 • Chandler, AZ

What I liked

What I enjoy the most about my internship is that I get to do real engineering work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions.
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Jr. Database Administration

April - August 2018 • Clearfield, UT

What I liked

Amazing company! Nobody treats you like an intern but a person who has been there for years. You interact with executives and senior management on a weekly basis. Everyone is there to see you succeed.

What I wish was different

It was all pretty great.

Advice

If you have a chance to work for Northrop Grumman, take it.
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