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Production Associate

April - August 2018 • Sparks, NV

What I liked

I enjoyed the ability to work at night while being able to attend school during the day. The ability to work up to 30 hours of overtime per week was also a huge benefit.

What I wish was different

I wish that management would actually listen to employees.

Advice

Great experience and great way for an engineering student to get their foot into the door.
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mainenance technician

June 2018 • Sparks, NV

What I liked

I enjoyed the hands on experience working with expensive robots and automation systems. Not only were you able to learn mechanical work but how the programming worked too.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given a formal robotic and programming course to go through to be trained more.

Advice

be ready to learn as you go and don't expect everything to be taught to you.
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Mechanical enginnering intern

May - August 2018 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Amazing company, very fast paced and passionate

What I wish was different

I wish it was my full time job

Advice

Shoot for the stars, be a self starter
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Quality Engineer Intern

June - September 2017 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

The internship was very hands on, and I was given my own projects to work on. The experience felt much like a real job so it was an invaluable experience for me.

What I wish was different

Since my internship began in June, whereas semester school students had started earlier than me, the beginning of the internship was slower paced because the other interns on my team had already claimed several larger projects for themselves. That said, I still found smaller projects and day-to-day issues to work on before getting larger projects to work on.

Advice

Be ready to be thrown into the job from day one. It was very fast paced but there are a lot of great people at the company that are willing to help, but it'll only happen if you aren't afraid to ask for help.
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Engineering Intern - Quality

June - September 2017 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

The amount of responsibility you're given at work and with it the knowledge you learn from tackling difficult problems.

What I wish was different

Only the cost of living in the bay area, but that's hard to control.

Advice

Make sure you absorb as much information as you possibly can and learn about things you're not yet familiar with. Just make the most of your time on your internship.
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Workplace Operations, Intern

June 2017 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

I was very involved and treated just as any employee. I never felt like I was at the bottom at the food chain being an intern. I was given mass amounts of responsibility.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a more formal training process.

Advice

Say yes to everything and meet as many people as you can.
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Software Engineering Intern

September 2017 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Lots of high value, interesting work.

What I wish was different

Much more corporate than I expected.

Advice

Buckle up, it's going to be a wild ride!
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Mechanical Design Intern

May - August 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Learned a lot, exciting company

What I wish was different

Advice

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Technical Program Manager Intern

June - September 2018 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Lots of experience, it is always very fun, fast paced and exciting. I had a lot of responsibility as an intern, which gave me chances to learn.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Make a lot of connections early. As a PM it is important to have a network within the company if you want things to get done.
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Global Suppler Manager Intern

April - September 2018 • Sparks, NV

What I liked

Real Work

What I wish was different

Wish I could get to know my coworkers better

Advice

Be ready to be worked
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Intern

May - August 2018 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

The high profile work

What I wish was different

The job description could be clearer

Advice

It’s fast paced
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Customer Experience Specialist

September 2017 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed learning more about the vehicles technological functions. I was given a better understanding of autopilot functionalities and other great applications in the vehicles. My poisition currently is a sales poisition where I learned more on financing/leasing etc. for the products. I also learned more about internship opportunities at Tesla with interal connections that I developed a long the way. This led to my visit at the factory in Freemot where I was able to see the software engineers in person (my dream internship).

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

I think it's really important to see job opportunities in college as an out of school knowledge opportunity. You can work part-time at great industries that provide you with knowledge that you would never know in college that can go hand in hand with your major.
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Architectural Intern

June - August 2018 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

Great technical experience

What I wish was different

More creativity

Advice

It was a great introduction into the field but I would advice switching up your internships year to year so as to get various types of experience until you find one you really feel passionate about
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Mechanical Design Intern

September 2017 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

Tesla is one of a kind! I enjoyed every moment of my internship, from interacting with a variety of engineers and learning from their experience. During my time at Tesla, I got to experience almost everything - from manufacturing to quality to design! My manager used to tell me that 'giving up is not an option here at Tesla.' I was constantly challenged to tackle problems creatively and collaborate with people from different engineering and non-engineering backgrounds. For professional and personal development, I was given opportunities to go outside of my comfort zone and enrich my critical thinking and analytical skills. Every week, I have professional development sessions with both my manager and engineering mentor to discuss work performance and improvement strategies. All the feedback I've received have been extremely constructive in allowing myself to see my strength and weaknesses.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I love everything about working here!

Advice

Be bold! Your passion speaks louder than anything on paper.
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Systems integration

June - September 2018 • Palo Alto, CA

What I liked

The team was very diverse in the projects it dealt with. I was able to learn how the system works as a whole as well as gain insight from a higher level perspective. It was technical yet still involved a lot of moving around and communicating.

What I wish was different

Things went by very quickly, i didn’t get a chance to get as deep of an understanding in some topic areas as I would have liked.

Advice

Definitely try different types of companies, each work environment, culture, even team is completely different. I’ve been at Tesla twice, both teams were two completely different experiences.
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Supply Chain Management Intern

June - September 2018 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Take ownership of your projects, it's largely a self driven experience.
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Simulation Engineering Intern

May 2017 - August 2018 • Reno, NV

What I liked

Given real responsibility.

What I wish was different

Would have liked to have a free Tesla

Advice

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controls engineer

May - August 2017 • Reno, NV

What I liked

Fast paced, zero beauraucracy, helpfull co-worker, amazing mentor

What I wish was different

Better transport facilities

Advice

Figure out living and transport asap
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Customer Experience Specialist

December 2017 • Santa Monica, CA

What I liked

Great company, great atmosphere, great product

What I wish was different

Management

Advice

Work hard and get promoted
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Solar Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Fremont, CA

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Buckle up.
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