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Valvoline

tech

August 2020 • Kinnelon, NJ

What I liked

co-workers are friendly pays well

What I wish was different

I wished the cold weather, didn't make the job more difficult

Advice

It really helps you learn about cars at a basic level, and how to work on them. It's a good side job for school.
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Automotive Technician

April - August 2019 • Midwest City, OK

What I liked

I enjoyed meeting new people as well as finding out new things when working on cars.

What I wish was different

The overall work environment was very hard to thrive in.

Advice

Be ready to have oil everywhere and be in a fast paced work environment.
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Audio Technician

July 2019 • Rome, NY

What I liked

Working on Vehicles, Atmosphere, Pay

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get a part time job over the summer or over breaks, even if you’ve never had a job before it will help teach you key principles of the workforce as well as save you money for the upcoming semester.
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Customer Service Representative

June 2019 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

I loved the people who worked there and learning a new skill.

What I wish was different

It is a pretty gross job and that just comes with it but really I didn't mind too much. We had to do some online class stuff which was pretty annoying to keep up with

Advice

The pay is good if u work for it.
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Customer Service Representative

December 2018 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

The opportunities to grow and the challenges to push their employees out of their comfort zone.

What I wish was different

I wish training was more of a priority.

Advice

Stand up for yourself and do not be afraid to be assertive. I just went where they told me to go and did not receive the timely training I needed. Speak up and let someone know so you can receive the attention you deserve.
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Certified Mechanic

May - August 2019 • Portland, OR

What I liked

Learning how to work on cars and engines

What I wish was different

The work environment was very terse and unfriendly.

Advice

Stand your ground when coworkers are pressing you to work harder.
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Auto Technician

April - August 2019 • Rancho Cucamonga, CA

What I liked

The ability to work in a fast pace environment.

What I wish was different

I wish i had better time management

Advice

You must be willing to work in a fast and hot environment.
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Assistant Manager

September 2016 • Grand Junction, CO

What I liked

Making money

What I wish was different

Make more money

Advice

Get a job while you are in college and don't rely on your parents.
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Customer Relations Specialist

May - August 2018 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

It was a fun, active, dynamic environment to work in with a great set of people.

What I wish was different

I only wish that scheduling and hours could have been more consistent.

Advice

It's important to be able to work with not only a wide range of customers, but co-workers as well.
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Research Assistan

June 2018 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

I love having schedule flexibility and getting to work from home. It's great for my busy class schedule. Also it adds more research experience to my resume which will help with graduate school applications.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would advise students to take on more independent working job rolls as they are great to market to employers. Showing employers that you can handle time management and working independently is a great way to make your resume shine!
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Information Technology

January 2014 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

There was a lot of room for growth, both professionally and personally. My co-workers and supervisors were very helpful in providing whatever resources and direction was required to complete very meaningful tasks. Everything I did had an immediate impact on the business as a whole and I felt like I was a real part of the team.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more interaction between co-ops or having someone there who kind of was the glue for the co-ops. We were kind of separate due to organization, although we were all physically located close to each other.

Advice

Use the opportunity to learn new skills and grow. Also, take the opportunity to learn to stay focused on your job. Don't be distracted by the internet and if there is nothing to do, which happens from time to time, you can go to your supervisors or even others to see if there is anything you can learn or do. I originally thought IT work was going to be pretty boring and a lot of desktop support, but it is way more than that. IT departments are critical to the success of companies and my initial worries of doing meaningless tasks was unfounded.
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Category Management Intern

June - August 2015 • Lexington, KY

What I liked

From the second I interviewed with my boss from Valvoline, I knew I was going to be working for a great company and accompanied by even better people. Having never been to Lexington, or Kentucky in general, prior to moving there for the summer, I cannot give enough praise to the southern hospitality and genuine care that everyone there provided for me during my 10 week stay. The internship was challenging, fulfilling, and exciting. I got to do something new every day and challenge myself to work on projects that were beyond school-level.

What I wish was different

I was their first intern in several years, so they didn't have a set program set up for me for each week, which would've been easier to follow. That being said, they found things for me to do every week if I had nothing to do for that given day/time. Since they've had me as an intern, however, I think they've developed a more structured 10-week program.

Advice

Embrace the experience of being in a new place. Lexington was absolutely breathtaking with so many historical areas to visit. The food is fantastic and the people are even better. After your 10 weeks, you are guaranteed to want to come back to visit.
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