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The Boeing Company

Dynamic Stress Intern

June - August 2018 • Ridley Park, PA

What I liked

Overall great experience. Learned a lot, found it easy to network as there are many social events. Enjoyed learning about the company itself, in addition to aerospace standard part stress analysis. Looks like a great place to work; world class compensation and benefits, great culture, engaging co-workers. Hope I get that return offer.

What I wish was different

Wish my position had had more hands on tasks associate with it. Turns out a desk is not my ideal environment.

Advice

Reach out, everyone is happy to share with you what they do. I got to go on a lot of smaller tours of interesting parts of the campus just by stopping by and asking.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

It was an amazing experience, I enjoyed working on a real project related to my major and making some good money as well. Additionally, beyond the job, it was so much fun to spend a summer in Seattle with a bunch of similarly-minded other interns

What I wish was different

It took a little longer than expected to hear back from Boeing than I expected and once I did, the process had to be rushed a little.

Advice

Be persistent, I had to follow up with Boeing 3 or 4 times before getting my offer. Also, in hindsight, I wish I had gotten the name/contact of the person who interviewed me at the career fair. That would have made it much easier to follow up.
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Structural and Mechanical Engineer

May - August 2017 • El Segundo, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about mechanical design and analysis that was specific to aerospace. I designed my own additively manufactured titanium bracket and completed the analysis on it. I learned how to make an engineering drawing for my design and met with suppliers to discuss the producibility. It was a very rewarding and challenging summer internship.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time that summer to do and learn more. I was excited to be given an opportunity to return as a full-time employee.

Advice

As an intern, I think I got the most out of my experience by not being afraid to ask questions. I absorbed as much information as I could in the short time that I was there, and it definitely paid off in the end.
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Contracts and Pricing Intern

May - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to travel to a different state and meet people from different backgrounds. My team was also very friendly and I enjoyed learning more about a sector of business that I hadn't gotten to learn about before in my classes.

What I wish was different

I wish I had asked more questions.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! The whole point of internship is to be able to learn more about an industry and to develop your skills. Don't be afraid to ask for help.
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Global Trade Controls Intern

June - August 2018 • Arlington, VA

What I liked

My team was really inclusive and kind and made sure I had meaningful work to do and a great experience in Washington, DC!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Industrial Hygienist

May - July 2018 • Auburn, WA

What I liked

Great experience with a large corporation. I experienced great involvement in projects and deepened my knowledge in Industrial Hygiene work within the airspace industry.

What I wish was different

More Industrial Hygiene technical work.

Advice

Dig in deep and ask questions every day! I am glad I asked questions and found out as much as I could.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Creative freedom, incredible manager and network, opportunities to explore interests

What I wish was different

Intern events

Advice

Take initiative and be willing to step out of your comfort zone, allowing yourself to learn.
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Systems Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

Huge office that looked like a fancy hotel, sweet computer set up, tons of young professional socials and guest speakers.

What I wish was different

Actual responsibilities were monotonous and boring.

Advice

Keep your head up and socialize!
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Business Operations Intern

June - September 2018 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Hands on projects that were critical to business unit success. I had a mentor throughout the process to help and give me feedback.

What I wish was different

More employee/ intern engagement events.

Advice

Never shy away from applying to a position that intimidates you. Getting out of your comfort zone is the best way to develop.
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Finance Intern

May - August 2018 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

My team and fellow interns.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been placed in a different department.

Advice

Do an internship! Even if it doesn't apply to what you want to do in the future, it's still a valuable experience.
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Flight Test Engineering Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

My favorite part about my internship was the fact that I got to go on 9 on-board test flights on the Boeing 737 Max 7 and I got to write a flight test plan and execute it. I also liked that Boeing offered the interns tours of the different facilities, which allowed us to network with different people and get a feel of all the different job positions at Boeing. Additionally, my team gave me the responsibility to lead an experiment that would help determine an optimized mixture and method of application of a witnessing medium used in APU and Nacelle Drainages to further reduce time and cost of future flight tests. Lastly, my team gave me the freedom to work for another group, which I ended up doing my second half of my internship with Stability and Control Flight Test Engineering Analysis.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer so I could've gotten the opportunity to take on more responsibility and grasp things better.

Advice

The main advice that I would share about my experience is to be proactive and go out of your way to find work instead of waiting for people to hand it to you. Also, attitude in the work place is very important. Having a positive energy, being driven, having enthusiasm, and the thirst to learn is what helped me accomplish so many things in such little time during my time at Boeing.
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Boeing PDT

November 2017 • Huntsville, AL

What I liked

I got the opportunity to speak with many engineers and learn a lot about the SLS rocket

What I wish was different

Advice

I would reccomend going out and finding work to do instead of just waiting on someone to make you do it. You will learn very little and you aren’t really making the most of your time if you don’t.
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IT & Data Analytics Pricing and Estimating Intern

May 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I was assigned deadlines, deliveries, and treated like an actual employee. I did hands-on work and applied concepts from my classes to perform in my position. I also loved that interns at Boeing were allowed special tours inside the factories in Everett and Renton.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I loved my internship.

Advice

Internships at Boeing are what you make them, if you go in with the right attitude and energy, you'll get more experience and learning from your position. .
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Loved all of the additional events and the support I got from my team!

What I wish was different

I would have liked a bit more direction. My projects were fairly “up-to-you” requirements.

Advice

Take advantage of all of the networking opportunities!
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Finance intern

June - August 2018 • Renton, WA

What I liked

During my internship, I have expended my network and learned about the different aspects of business units within The Boeing Company. Moreover, I was able to apply the skills that I gained from classes to solve real cases. For example, for one of my projects, I utilized R studio to create a “Engineering Travel Cost Estimating Relationship,” which has been a useful tool for business units to estimate engineering travel expenses.

What I wish was different

I wish The Boeing Comoany can establish a better communication with interns prior on their start dates. For example, sending out the orientation schedule and other details earlier.

Advice

It’s a great experience to learn and see how to apply tje skills and knowledge that you learned in classes to solve the real business problems. As we all know, the real business cases don’t just have one straightforward solution. So one advice I would give is to be creative and don’t be afraid to offer your point of views to the team.
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Software Engineer Intern

June - September 2018 • Everett, WA

What I liked

Good Managers

What I wish was different

Very corporate work speed

Advice

Work hard
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Procurement Analyst

May - August 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

I liked having the responsibility of a normal full-time worker and the opportunity to explore all of my interests.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have collaborated with engineers more.

Advice

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Supply Chain Intern

June - September 2018 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Many different opportunities, fun/interesting work statement, access to senior management mentorship and informational interviews, intern events, etc.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Finance Intern

May 2017 • St. Louis Park, MN

What I liked

I was given opportunities to meet executives and work with actual clients. I never felt like I was doing busy work. Most interns get full time offers if they pursue them

What I wish was different

I have heard of some interns not liking their rotation as much, though this is the minority. Nothing sticks out as a big negative of the job.

Advice

Any internship you get will provide opportunities, some internships you will have to look hard to find them. With Boeing, they are everywhere.
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Supply chain analyst intern

June - August 2017 • Charleston, SC

What I liked

Variety in projects New facilities

What I wish was different

More structure

Advice

Be a self starter, look for projects outside of your team if you want more exposure
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