What I liked
I learned a lot about the airline industry, and got to shadow a lot of different operations that go into an airline's customer experience. My project was difficult, but it taught me a lot and I got to learn a lot of skills and the nuances of navigating a corporate job. Everyone at United really cared about me personally and professionally, and I had a lot of networking opportunities to see what other groups around the office were doing.
The coolest perk of the job was that I got free flights! I flew wherever I wanted in the world every weekend. Some of my favorite trips were Amsterdam, Brussels, Edinburgh for the Fourth of July, Austin, TX, and Washington, D.C. It was also great for visiting friends and family.