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The Boeing Company

Change Management and Release IT Intern

May - August 2018 • Hazelwood, MO

What I liked

My week to week tasks would and could constantly change. If I didn't like what I was doing I could ask around and get new and interesting work.

What I wish was different

The on boarding process was a little cumbersome and lengthy

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions and meet as many new people as possible; you will learn a lot more.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Boeing was an awesome experience. I was able to work as a Facilities Plant Intern (Electrical Engineering Intern) so I got to go many places on-campus in St. Louis and meet many different people from many different teams. Everyone on my team was incredibly helpful and honest about everything from salary, to best places to visit in St. Louis, and of course anything I needed help with. I was given several small projects to complete and a capstone project with one other intern. These were all challenging and resume worthy.

What I wish was different

While there were many intern events, the on-boarding process was pretty awful. The company was going through a major HR change and it was hard for many interns to get into contact with their managers and HR members. Experience per intern is definitely team by team and while I had a great experience with my team, I know many interns who did not have the same experience.

Advice

Network as much as you can and don't be afraid to ask to see other parts of Boeing (BR&T was particularly cool). It's a huge company that encompasses many different jobs so explore as much as you can.
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Structural Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

What I wish was different

Everything. It was fun

Advice

Be active.
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Tool Design Engineer

April - September 2019 • Gresham, OR

What I liked

The Portland site was great because it had the feel of a smaller company but still had all of the pros of a big company.

What I wish was different

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Aircraft Design Engineer

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I enjoyed the design work I was doing for the F-15 program. I had amazing mentors that gave me so much of their technical knowledge and I had the opportunity to network with so many people across the country.

What I wish was different

Nothing; the people, the culture, and the work were all amazing.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to other employees! Ask for informational interviews from people who are working on project your interested in. Make the most of your experience by making connections that will last long after your internship is over.
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Contract Closeouts Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Working in a company big enough to offer me opportunities that many other smaller companies may not be able to do. Learning outside of my job roles. Networking.

What I wish was different

Better internship structure - I didn't have a working computer the first week. More involved HR.

Advice

Talk to everyone and don't just do your job and that's it. Expand as much as you can and take every opportunity.
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Computer Hardware Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Great mentoring, chance to take on valuable assignments. Most managers understand that 10-12 weeks is a very short amount of time to actually get a project together, however, my manager did a very good job of finding me valuable work. The networking/mentoring is incredible, Boeing cares very much about their employees professional growth.

What I wish was different

This is really just a part of working for a big company, but I felt at times that I wasn't able to see the impact of my work on the final product. However, this is something you kind of have to accept when you work for an employer that employs 150,000+ people. However, something one should always keep in mind when looking for the right position.

Advice

If you are able to intern for Boeing, take time every day to reach out to someone to talk to. The network you build and the mentors you gain will be the single most valuable thing you take away from this internship. Yes, high pay is great, but if you do manage to establish a network, it will pay multiple dividends throughout the rest of your career.
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Process Analyst

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked the work culture. Everyone was very inclusive and made collaboration a big priority

What I wish was different

I do not wish anything had been different. I fully enjoyed my internship and gained a lot of experience

Advice

Don’t be afraid to take the lead on a project. Take it as the opportunity to showcase your leadership skills.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

The Company's staff and engineers were very friendly and accommodating to us first time interns. They provided an environment that created good opportunities to learn and develop technical, leadership, and social skills that surely will help us in the years to come.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer! There was so much to do and learn, but the 7 week timeline was just not enough to fit in everything I wanted to do.

Advice

Try and help out with a variety of projects on site to get a complete picture as to what the company does!
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Procurement Financial Analyst

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I was doing real work, and was able to participate in company incentives and reward systems. I got to go to real meetings and my work was used in negotiations for real procurement. My team was really nice, and my mentor was super helpful. Boeing really values mentor-ship.

What I wish was different

I was the only intern in my office, so I didn't really have young people like myself to hangout with daily. I also was bored sometimes, which was partly the nature of the job and partly that they didn't have enough work for me to do.

Advice

Be enthusiastic and willing to sign up for the intern events and tours they offer. I think my experience would have been better if I was willing to go out of my way to connect with other interns. Boeing loves when you are a quick learner and ask for more work if you need it!
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International Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Renton, WA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to move to Washington for the summer and experience life on the west coast. I also liked the whole intern process. After getting hired we were able to interview managers to see what team we wanted to be on. Lastly I liked how they treated us interns we had a lot of work to do but we were also strongly encouraged to network with other managers and other interns through different meeting and programs Boeing hosted during the summer.

What I wish was different

I don’t wish that anything was different O really enjoyed my time working at Boeing and are hoping that I get an offer to come back.

Advice

Boeing is very intern friendly and all of the people there are really intrigued by your background and goals you have. They will also assist you in those goals. This summer I expanded my professional networking tremendously.
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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I loved the content of what I was learning and the product of the company. I also loved being in a new place and experiencing a new city I had never been to.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

I would highly recommend taking an internship in a location that you aren’t necessarily comfortable with. You will learn so much more than you would have otherwise!
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Structural Integrity Intern

May 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

I love working on stress analysis field along with all the experienced engineer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to network with the people at the company.

Advice

Go out, talk to people, push yourself out there. It's just one question: "How bad do you want it?"
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Test Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Philadelphia, PA

What I liked

Amazing job, great co-workers and some fascinating technology.

What I wish was different

Wish they had a more clear path for returning interns

Advice

Apply early and be active in the recruiting process
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Engineering intern

May - August 2019 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

The people and the work were both great. I had an awesome manager who really invested in me, as well as a mentor who helped me get acquainted there. I felt like I was able to learn a lot and make valuable contributions to the team I was a part of.

What I wish was different

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Strength Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

Many great projects to work on, and lots of great intern events to get to know different teams. Great pay, great experience, great benefits.

What I wish was different

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Team was great had really fun and challenging work to do.

What I wish was different

Very expensive place to live in, wish Boeing did more to help interns

Advice

Get housing super early. The managed housing given by Boeing runs out quickly
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Liaison Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Everett, WA

What I liked

I learned A LOT about commercial aircraft design, engineering, and manufacturing and was able to contribute to real work that resulted in real, measurable progress for the company.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more informed about the role prior to arriving at Boeing so that I could prepare and consider ways to optimize how I worked day-to-day

Advice

The learning curve for this role is VERY steep - don't get discouraged by the amount it takes to begin to get proficient at your work in this role.
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Industrial Engineering Intern

April - August 2019 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

The independence with my work, co-workers, and location.

What I wish was different

Nothing to complain about

Advice

Take advantage of the location and explore.
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Tool Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

The Boeing company went out of their way to make sure interns felt comfortable on the workplace. They provided numerous networking and mentorship opportunities to allow us to learn more about the company and see where we might want to end up.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve been given harder projects during my time there.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. Going in I was always afraid to and I had to get over that because there was so much I didn’t know about how Boeing works and how projects are developed. I definitely got over that fear and was able to make great connections with my team.
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