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United Technologies Corporation

Aircraft Design Engineer

May - August 2019 • East Hartford, CT

What I liked

I loved the people at the company, they were so welcoming and provided a very comfortable and welcoming environment.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had a large overarching project instead of smaller projects. I do know that this opportunity is given in other departments

Advice

Definitely talk to as many people that work there as possible - many connections can be made by simply introducing yourself. This will provide future connections and opportunities.
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Delivery Assurance

May - August 2019 • East Hartford, CT

What I liked

A few of the things I liked about working at UTC was the people I worked with. The community in the office I worked in was very inviting and welcoming. Another thing I enjoyed was the work I was doing. It was very interesting to see the process of getting a part of an engine that is undergoing maintenance.

What I wish was different

I wish that the company was a little more organized when it came to getting the technology needed to complete my work. It took me almost my whole internship to get a monitor that I ordered on my first day of work.

Advice

Get to know everyone on the office floor. They may be able to help down the road with future problems and establishing a relationship early will help.
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Product Management Intern

June - August 2019 • Bradenton, FL

What I liked

I loved this internships for many different reasons. The main reason being the really awesome projects I got to work and incredible amount I learned from them. I had so many amazing people there to support me and push me to become successful and I can't thank them enough for helping me grow this past summer. An example of a project I worked on was analyzing a licensing and royalty agreement, and then recommending a future financial decision to leadership based on my evaluation. This experience challenged me and I learned an amazing amount from it, and I will keep the experience with me for my future career!

What I wish was different

I do not wish anything had been different, it was truly a remarkable experience and I was blessed to have the opportunity to work for a great company with incredible people around me!

Advice

One piece of advice I would share about this experience is try your hardest to be the biggest sponge you possibly can be. Soak in as much knowledge as you possibly can and jump on any opportunities that come up. Ask for help when you need it because there are awesome people around you that would love to help you! Have fun, work hard, and learn as much as you can!
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GFS Payroll Intern

June - August 2019 • Farmington, CT

What I liked

I was really shocked with the amount of diversity that was in my department as well as the amount of women in executive roles. The benefits that are offered to employees such as multiple lunch cafeterias, on site gym, and even a company hotel were outstanding.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would've been given a summer project or more hands on work to do. I received minimal work if any at all, and I never had a task to do.

Advice

Please take advantage of the numerous connections that this company offers! I networked with many of my coworkers which ranged from high level executives, contractors, and other interns as well. I ended my internship not just with a return offer but with a family as well.
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Accounts Receivable Intern

January 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I love the people I work with. My manager tells me what he expects and I need to deliver. It is a good practice for "the real world" because no one will be checking in every day to see how you are doing. You will just be expected to deliver.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been a bit more structured in the begin phases. Although this caused a lot of early confusion, you learn a lot more by getting through those difficult times.

Advice

You need to definitely be a self-starter and always look for what you need to do. Stay proactive and always find ways to improve current processes.
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r&D intern

January 2018 - August 2019 • Uniontown, OH

What I liked

An introduction to aerospace industry and lots of autonomous work. There was always something to do and always to learn everyday.

What I wish was different

more diversity in the type of work to do

Advice

brainstorm ideas to solve issues with the full time engineers
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Compliance Intern

January 2019 • Farmington, CT

What I liked

I've enjoyed the independence and accountability expected from interns at UTC. I have developed lots of in-job technical skills that will prepare me for my next full-time role.

What I wish was different

Doing the internship sooner!

Advice

I applied to over 30 internships before I finally got an offer. It takes work, LOTS of work. Polish your resume, LinkedIn, and cover letter. Refine your interview skills through practice & mock interviews. & most importantly, NETWORK with everyone: friends, faculty, coworkers, and everyone in between.
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Project Engineer Intern

June - November 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

It was a good first time intern position and the company has positions offered for any type of student; the student's major does not have to be engineering or business.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more to work and meaningful work to do. The work I was doing was also unrelated to my major because I am majoring in robotics engineering.

Advice

Take advantage of the experience because you never know when it might end. There are plenty of opportunities to jump on, all it takes is for you to notice them and act on them.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Fairfield, CA

What I liked

Hands-on experience, direct mentorship, real life applications

What I wish was different

Advice

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Accounting Intern

May - September 2018 • Danbury, CT

What I liked

Positive environment with an established internship program that fostered personal and intellectual growth.

What I wish was different

More variability in tasks.

Advice

Network with coworkers in your department even if you don't directly work with them-you may just learn something new!
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Corporate Communications Intern

June - August 2018 • Farmington, CT

What I liked

The team I worked with was very enthusiastic and helpful throughout the process, and there were tons of opportunities to travel outside the office to cover events. I also appreciated the level of independence and creative input I was given on different projects.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a more formal training period, as it was a little overwhelming at first

Advice

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Project Engineer Intern

June - November 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I was able to explore my talents because my manager presented me with many new opportunities and showed me how a real company does things. I made CAD models of actual parts that were 3D printed and used on an anemometer sensor for future automation.

What I wish was different

I wish I had networked with more people at the company before leaving and that the work I was doing was more related to my major, robotics.

Advice

There is no time to get anxiety at a new job. Every minute of the experience requires focus and attention. Only later in life when you look back can you afford to reminisce on your memories. It may be difficult and require much preparation, but it is worthwhile to think proactively and do things that will benefit yourself in the long run.
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Systems Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Windsor Locks, CT

What I liked

Lots of mentorship and support, many other interns to hang out with. Work was very interesting.

What I wish was different

Communication with supervisors could have been easier.

Advice

Very valuable if you are looking for a position after graudation!
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Lansing, MI

What I liked

They gave the freedom to explore the facility and choose a project that most interest me.

What I wish was different

I wish I knew more about the resources that were available to me from the beginning of the internship

Advice

Be headstrong and take chances
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Hedroom Productions

May 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Very friendly coworkers

What I wish was different

I had more experience

Advice

Use your columbia connections
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Hot Section Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • Jupiter, FL

What I liked

My team at Pratt was incredible. Everyone I worked with was extremely supportive and helpful. I also got to tackle some awesome problems, which isn't always the case as an intern.

What I wish was different

Nothing really!

Advice

Go for it! I know being an intern can be intimidating, but don't be afraid to ask questions or make suggestions.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2017 • East Hartford, CT

What I liked

As an intern, I was able to work on challenging, hands-on projects that had a direct impact on the company. My projects resulted in increased capacity and cost savings for some of the jet engines' manufacturing processes.

What I wish was different

At a large company, there was some bureaucratic inefficiencies and red tape associated with getting approvals for projects.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions and speak up. You have to advocate for yourself.
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Compression systems military composites design intern

May - August 2017 • Middletown, CT

What I liked

Had the opportunity to be a positive contributor to the team and treated as an equal rather than being used for menial tasks.

What I wish was different

More chances to see other parts of the company and explore different jobs such as structures

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask. You're working for people that want to see you make the most of an internship so if there's a class or project you want to work on your mentor should be there to make it happen
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System Engineering and Validation, Tool Design Intern

June - August 2017 • Middletown, CT

What I liked

Project Flexability. I had one core project but was also able to participate in day to day activities of the group.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Don’t be afraid to talk with the SEV rotationals about their experience. Definitely helps to get a bigger perspective from a younger group of employees.
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Supply Chain Project Manager/Financial Analyst - Intern

January - December 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The team was very willing to provide numerous opportunities for growth and development. I gained a lot of experience in various aspects of my field. I was encouraged and my work appreciated by those on my team.

What I wish was different

Restrictions and reductions at higher levels of the company resulted in a lack of opportunities for interns to transition to full-time. My team worked really hard to bring me on after graduation, but in the end, it did not work out.

Advice

Be prepared to do a lot of tedious work at the beginning. You have to make a name for yourself and your work before you're tasked with more interesting projects. Stick it out and stay positive, it will pay off.
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