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Polymers PhD intern

June - September 2021 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

I had complete ownership of the project I was assigned to, and my manager outlined a weekly plan to make sure I am on track. I mostly liked my manager's hands-off style, it gave me a lot of flexibility to read up on the research project. Thanks to his management style, I could produce patent-worthy work by the end of summer. I loved the collegial environment in the R&D center, and everyone was very friendly and supportive to the interns. I got multiple opportunities to present my work both at group meetings and in client meetings. My mentor assigned through the internship program was in Marketing, which helped me get a better sense of the company operation beyond R&D. The location was great, and the pay was comfortable to spend the summer in the bay area.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to spend a little more time interacting with my manager about things outside our project and learn more on company structure, other projects he was working on etc. My hands were so full with my project that I had to stretch myself thin to make time to network. I was promised I could learn some related techniques in my final weeks there, but I was pushed to work on extensions of my project and could not make time for those additional skills. other Most senior members of the R&D team were still working from home or hybrid, which limited opportunities to network.

Advice

Specifically regarding PhD research internships at TE, I would make sure to ask for the manager's time to discuss expectations from both sides, in order to aide your personal career goals in addition to working on one project. Additionally, I would advise being very proactive about networking in general.
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IT Analyst Intern

June - August 2020 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

My direct manager was wonderful, very encouraging and helpful. They also trusted me with a large role and allowed me to run meetings and complete important tasks that will actually be used by the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have gotten more coding experience.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and speak up. Everyone knows what it's like to be the new guy and will most likely be happy to help. The sooner you ask, the easier things will be.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

January - August 2019 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

Friendly community

What I wish was different

more structured intership

Advice

Try to find housing near the other interns.
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Global Partnership Digital Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • Berwyn, PA

What I liked

I had a personal relationship with my team but the resources of a global company.

What I wish was different

Advice

I scheduled weekly meetings with other people from the Digital Marketing department in order to learn what they did, and it ended up helping me with my overall project so make sure to reach out and talk to as many people as you can.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Middletown, PA

What I liked

A lot of the learning was done on the job, which made more confident in my abilities to adapt and learn.

What I wish was different

I wish I could've gotten familiar with other areas of the company.

Advice

Come in with an open mind and willing to learn anything.
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Data Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • Middletown, PA

What I liked

Provided me with a great experience. I learned a lot about working in a professional setting.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sustaining Product Engineer

May - August 2019 • Hemet, CA

What I liked

Great work environment/people, very well-run manufacturing plant. Great pay and relocation stipend.

What I wish was different

Branch was closing when I got there, so I did not have normal responsibilities as a sustaining product engineer.

Advice

This position is not available because the branch is closing. I loved the company, but they did not treat their employees with much respect during the closing of the branch - they left their employees out to dry with no back-up plan after the branch closes, and that did not reflect well on me.
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Signal Integrity Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

Positive work environment and amazing coworkers. I got to learn a niche subject of Electrical Engineering and was provided with rewarding and challenging work experience.

What I wish was different

I wish the intern network was better. Connecting with other interns was difficult.

Advice

Do not be afraid to speak up about what you are interested in. This will help your manager a lot when determining projects for you to work on.
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Corporate Communications Intern

June 2018 • Middletown, PA

What I liked

TE had a really good intern program with fun events and was a great way to meet people in different areas (especially engineering!). I never pictured myself at a technology and manufacturing company, but TE does so much that you can go into whatever interests you. I currently still work for TE part-time remotely while I am at school, which is a great opportunity!

What I wish was different

I was the only intern in my department, and because it is such a big company, there were 50 interns on my site between 5 buildings. It was kind of hard to get to know the other interns and departments. There were some opportunities, but not enough. It took awhile for me to meet the interns, and we started having lunch altogether by mid-summer.

Advice

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and get experience in something you never thought about doing!
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Automotive Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Harrisburg, PA

What I liked

I liked that I got real assignments and got to see some projects from the beginning stages all the way through the final product.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had some assignments in different business units to experience more of the business because it is so big.

Advice

Definitely make the most of your assignments and be proactive in getting to know people in the office and different business units.
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Data Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Middletown, PA

What I liked

I learned how to apply my professional skills and knowledge to real world problems. I also recognized how artificial intelligence brings value to factory.

What I wish was different

I wish I could stay there for a longer time and learn more.

Advice

Being more aggressive.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2017 • Newington, NH

What I liked

It was a great atmosphere at the company with many senior engineers to learn from. It is also temperature controlled which is great during the summer.

What I wish was different

Better lunch spots nearby and a more social environment.

Advice

Network, it's all about who you know. Just go out and talk to as many people as possible.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

April - September 2018 • Wilsonville, OR

What I liked

My internship experience with TE Connectivity was great! I Was able to tackle demanding situations and learn an extraordinary amount from my mentor and co-workers.

What I wish was different

Advice

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