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Steelcase, Inc.

Graphic Design Intern

January 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

My coworkers The work High wage Good experience Company culture Extra-curricular events Working on a global team

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Getting an internship with Steelcase was a game-changer. This has allowed me the experience to go anywhere I please post grad, and it pays very well.
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Product Engineer

May 2018 - June 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to problem solve on issues that were relevant to products being developed and products that had already been launched

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions as the new person in the office. You aren't expected to know everything coming into a new job.
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Materials and Distribution Management Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the internship program! It allowed me to really connect with my team, other interns, and everyone else at the company. I learned a lot about what Steelcase does and how their executives are so amazing.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of the networking opportunities!
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Supply Chain Operations (Order Fulfillment) Intern

May - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The culture at Steelcase is amazing. As an organization, there is so much value placed on the interns and their contributions to the company. The interns are presented with opportunities for professional growth, networking, executive speaker series, project recognition and presentation, and more that all ensure a valuable learning experience for all.

What I wish was different

Advice

Put yourself out there. There are so many amazing people and connections to make across various functions within the company. Even if you are in supply chain, there are opportunities to meet other analysts, managers, directors, or even VP's of other functional areas, learn about their role and side of the business, and even develop relationships and projects with them.
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Product Development and Launch Intern

May - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I liked the variety of critical projects I got to work on as well as the company culture and people! Great experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Factory worker

May - August 2019 • Kentwood, MI

What I liked

I liked the pay and the experience I got

What I wish was different

Na

Advice

Be an open learner
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Finance Integrated Solutions Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Very supportive network, relevant and useful experience

What I wish was different

More adjacent interns for networking and social opportunities

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions--everyone is willing to help.
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Finance Intern

November 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Great experience working at Steelcase with professionals. Learning so much from this opportunity. Love the office space and the versatile options.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Global Procurement Intern

May 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The people and the program. They were welcoming and the program is well crafted for great experiences.

What I wish was different

More exposure to other departments.

Advice

ASK! Just ask for things and you'll be amazed at how much you get out of it. Create your own experience by networking and shadowing other areas.
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Factory

July - August 2019 • Caledonia, MI

What I liked

Liked the number of hours I could get and the overtime I was allowed.

What I wish was different

It was a short term position simply to earn money for school. I really can't ask for much more than a job, hours, and a pay check which is what they gave.

Advice

It is a great experience for high school and college kids trying to earn some money over the summer.
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Procurement Intern

June - August 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the company culture. Everyone is willing to help you, regardless of their position. People work at Steelcase long-term and seem to genuinely enjoy their job. There is opportunities to growth within the company both personally and professionally. Steelcase is innovative and competitive and its people match that energy.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have interned at Steelcase for longer. I interned during the summer for two months and would have liked to get a better understanding of other departments and their roles in the company.

Advice

You are in charge of your professional growth. You are given the tools to succeed but its your job to go above and beyond push past expectations and assigned tasks.
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Corporate Strategy Intern

May - July 2019 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Amazing people! Amazing company! Steelcase is such an innovative and forward thinking company and I cannot speak higher of the company and the people that work there. Driven by a mission, every employee has a clear vision of how the company helps improve performance and changes the way companies work. Being on the Corporate Strategy team, I was given responsibilties the same as a full-time employee and I felt that I could contribute in an impactful way from Day 1. The company highly values the work of interns and has an exciting schedule of trainings, events, and networking opportunities.

What I wish was different

I could not have asked for a better experience!

Advice

Be curious. To get the opportunity at Steelcase, you need to be driven to ask questions and learn. To make the most of the opportunity once at Steelcase, you have to be willing to reach out to people and absorb as much as you can.
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Stockroom Attendant

May - August 2018 • Kentwood, MI

What I liked

At this job, I was able to complete my required work as well as the small projects I was assigned. I liked having the freedom to complete the projects the way I wanted too.

What I wish was different

I wish that there would have been more work or larger projects me to work on throughout the summer.

Advice

Working in an industry setting is a good experience for everyone to have in order to decide what kind of future they want.
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Product Data Analyst

May 2016 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Be open to learning and constructive criticism. I think those are keys to many jobs, but I especially find them applicable here. Talk to as many people as possible and learn about the jobs/tasks that occur upstream and downstream from your own. Knowledge and a willingness to break down information silos is always a useful skill set for any job in any field.
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Procurement Intern

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the culture of the company along with the incredibly friendly atmosphere of the entire company. I loved getting hands on, meaningful work, that had an immediate impact to the strategy, cost savings, and other business functions. I loved the location right near Grand Rapids. The intern activities and experiences were incredible and built great comradery with the other interns. We had opportuniteis to speak with and listen to chief executives speak, including the CEO!

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have taken advantage of the housing provided in downtown Grand Rapids instead of living at home during my internship.

Advice

Always be hungry for more, keep expanding your network and take on projects that interest you and have a large impact! Don't be afraid to fail and don't be afraid to ask for help. Both of those qualities will help you succeed at Steelcase.
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Web Developer

May - August 2018 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The atmosphere and the amazing coworkers who puch you and teach you every step of the way.

What I wish was different

I wish I had known how to network better and develop a really good relationship with my supervisor.

Advice

Talk to as many people that you can, both inside of and outside of your department.
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Product Development Intern

May - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Very hands on!!

What I wish was different

More guidance.

Advice

Take risks and don't be afraid to ask for help
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Corporate Communications and Public Relations Intern

June 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Steelcase prepares their interns well for the work world and treats interns as employees. Interns are given ownership of projects which has been an incredible learning experience.

What I wish was different

The only part I wish had been different was the commute as I lived in a different city an hour away.

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak up when you have a helpful idea! Steelcase values interns opinions and thoughts too!
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IT intern

May - August 2017 • Grand Prairie, TX

What I liked

Open work space, friendly coworkers, challenging work

What I wish was different

More events to meet fellow interns

Advice

Seek out networking oppprtunities
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IT Intern

June - August 2017 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

Steelcase is a really amazing company. The people were extremely friendly, very open and relaxed culture, no getting coffee for others (but plenty for yourself if that is your thing). They gave me real work to do, work that was valuable to the company. There are plenty of other of interns who are like minded and extremely professional. Grand rapids is a fun town, lots to do and explore. TL;DR: If you work here you will not regret it.

What I wish was different

That I didn't have to come back to school.

Advice

This is one of the only times in your life that you'll be able to explore a completely new city for like 10 weeks before you would just have to live there so make the most of it, find out if it is a place you could see yourself living. Take the initiative. Speak up, ask people out to lunch, volunteer for what work you find interesting. Steelcase will back you 100% if it is a value to them.
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