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Raytheon Technologies

GFS Payroll Intern

June - August 2019 • Farmington, CT

What I liked

I was really shocked with the amount of diversity that was in my department as well as the amount of women in executive roles. The benefits that are offered to employees such as multiple lunch cafeterias, on site gym, and even a company hotel were outstanding.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would've been given a summer project or more hands on work to do. I received minimal work if any at all, and I never had a task to do.

Advice

Please take advantage of the numerous connections that this company offers! I networked with many of my coworkers which ranged from high level executives, contractors, and other interns as well. I ended my internship not just with a return offer but with a family as well.
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Junior Techinician

June - September 2018 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

Everyone was extremely helpful and willing to answer questions. They offer many opportunities to get to know Raytheon Management and network within the company.

What I wish was different

I wish they had given me more flexibility to work on different programs under different people.

Advice

Make sure to express to your supervisor your interests and what you would like to achieve from your internship. I'm sure he or she would be more than willing to accommodate your desires.
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Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Tucson, AZ

What I liked

Very meaningful work that is interesting and makes you think! Everyone there wants to help you learn and grow.

What I wish was different

A steadier work flow

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for more everyone there is very busy so if you are feeling neglected/ don't have enough work don't hesitate to ask!
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Compliance Intern

January 2019 • Farmington, CT

What I liked

I've enjoyed the independence and accountability expected from interns at UTC. I have developed lots of in-job technical skills that will prepare me for my next full-time role.

What I wish was different

Doing the internship sooner!

Advice

I applied to over 30 internships before I finally got an offer. It takes work, LOTS of work. Polish your resume, LinkedIn, and cover letter. Refine your interview skills through practice & mock interviews. & most importantly, NETWORK with everyone: friends, faculty, coworkers, and everyone in between.
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Intern

May - August 2019 • Woburn, MA

What I liked

I was able to network with full-time employees and meet other interns. I learned how the defense industry works and specifically how Raytheon runs.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask for help whenever you're confused. Everyone I worked with wanted to help us learn and grow, so they were always willing to help. Do not be afraid to ask questions.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - September 2019 • Tewksbury, MA

What I liked

The people and exciting technology being worked on.

What I wish was different

More interactions with other team members instead of having a designated "intern" project. It would have been nice to work on something full-time employees were collaborating on.

Advice

Try your best to reach out of your comfort zone and meet more people.
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Systems Engineer Intern

May 2018 • Aurora, CO

What I liked

I loved the atmosphere and getting to learn so many new things! They were always asking me how I felt about things and giving me opportunities to grow!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineer

May - August 2019 • Tewksbury, MA

What I liked

Managers are ver flexible with assigning projects of your interest. Also you work on a 9/80 schedule, meaning nine hours a day but you get every other Friday off paid.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more people my age around me.

Advice

Speak up if you are not interested in the work you’re doing or want more work.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2019 • Richardson, TX

What I liked

The opportunity to work in the Department of Defense industry. I liked working in a group setting and delivering results on time to my managers. Raytheon offered a unique experience to the summer interns that I got to engage in.

What I wish was different

The difficulty of being an athlete and trying to increase my experience as an Engineer. The football department made it hard for me to choose the correct path to my future.

Advice

The experience alone helped me get a job at a different company. The projects and connections helped leverage me in the future.
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r&D intern

January 2018 - August 2019 • Uniontown, OH

What I liked

An introduction to aerospace industry and lots of autonomous work. There was always something to do and always to learn everyday.

What I wish was different

more diversity in the type of work to do

Advice

brainstorm ideas to solve issues with the full time engineers
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Software Engineer Inter

May - August 2019 • Dulles, VA

What I liked

Work life balance

What I wish was different

Learn new skills

Advice

It was laid back
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Plano, TX

What I liked

Great work environment, flexible schedule

What I wish was different

Advice

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Accounts Receivable Intern

January 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I love the people I work with. My manager tells me what he expects and I need to deliver. It is a good practice for "the real world" because no one will be checking in every day to see how you are doing. You will just be expected to deliver.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been a bit more structured in the begin phases. Although this caused a lot of early confusion, you learn a lot more by getting through those difficult times.

Advice

You need to definitely be a self-starter and always look for what you need to do. Stay proactive and always find ways to improve current processes.
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Software Engineering Intern

June 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Full time employees did an excellent job of mentoring and guiding all of the interns. Interns got to contribute to real industry projects.

What I wish was different

I would have preferred a more interdisciplinary experience.

Advice

Apply for jobs that may be out of your comfort zone.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2018 • East Hartford, CT

What I liked

Company feel, coworker attitude, options to grow and progress as a young professional.

What I wish was different

I wish more people from Scranton’s alumni network were associated with the company.

Advice

Any internship experience is a great opportunity to network, take any advantage you can to meet people and make a good impression.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Windsor Locks, CT

What I liked

I loved the hands on experience and the equality I was treated as an intern. My boss was very very smart and was the person who taught me to really be a go getter in terms of getting work done. I learned that no matter who you were at a company, it is super important to communicate details of work thoroughly and not be afraid to pick up the phone and contact someone that might help you get the job done quickly.

What I wish was different

The fact that engineering must go through a lot of red tape when getting equipment in the lab ready for testing, is very inefficient. I wish the engineering staff would be able to have their own lab tech on call for whatever job needed to be done when validation testing was required. Someone who would go through the red tape with ease and was set up as an engineer with full authority on the project but could also be the liaison for the testing labs to get things finished quickly and effectively.

Advice

Work ethic goes a long way and it was because of this that I received an offer to return. I know that when an intern is able to pick up the phone and solve a problem by asking the people who specialize in areas such as testing, hardware or software, that they are appreciated and are noticed to be doing great work. Always keeping busy is important and don't be afraid to ask a question if you do not understand the task at hand. If you finish with work, it goes a long way in the eyes of a supervisor if you ask for more tasks immediately.
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Program Management Intern

June 2019 • Burlington, MA

What I liked

I like the culture at Raytheon. I was reminded every day about how the work I was doing was supporting our troops and national security. Raytheon also puts in a lot of resources for anyone to feel a part of something. With their many diverse employee resource groups and continual training, it’s impossible to not grow your network and skills.

What I wish was different

I wish that could travel more without a security clearance. As an intern, Raytheon may not sponsor you for a security clearance. Unfortunately, my programs included a lot of travel to military bases that I could not go to without a clearance, so I had to stay at the office during those days.

Advice

Always carry around a notebook, or something that you can write notes in. In any fast paced environment like Raytheon, a lot of information is moved around quickly and it can be easy to miscommunicate or miss an action item. Also, writing notes can show that you respect what someone is saying and that you are organized enough to do what they may be asking.
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Mechanical design intern

June - August 2017 • Goleta, CA

What I liked

True engineering design work.

What I wish was different

Cooler projects

Advice

Ask questions about everything!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - December 2019 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

The flexibility that the job offers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Quality Co-Op

January - August 2018 • Danbury, CT

What I liked

I had a lot of freedom to find what I would actually like to do in my career. The people were also very welcoming and I never felt out of place at work.

What I wish was different

I would have liked more drive to get stuff done from other employees, there were a lot of ideas put together but few were ever seen to completion.

Advice

Develop connections with as many people as possible. Ask if you can come see what they do to see if you would like that type of work so you can develop a better idea of what you want to do in your career.
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