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Veolia North America

Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Richland, WA

What I liked

The internship was focused on building skills that school just can't teach you. These things include talking with fabrication companies to receive quotes on projects, learning how to weld, how to use solidworks PDM and the importance of design review, and learning the basics of working for government projects.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more time in the field being hands on at the test facility instead of being at a desk for a majority of my day.

Advice

Working for the government or for government projects is very tedious and requires a lot of patience and hard work to meet all the requirements for their standards. Keep yourself brushed up on solidworks modeling and simulation so that you do not have to make constant revisions to your part or assembly to meet design requirements. Your superior should look at your part and see simple symmetrical and linear methods of design where applicable.
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Accounts Payable Intern

June 2017 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed how much I learned and how applicable to my major the job was.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more opportunities to do more.

Advice

If you get the chance take it.
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Facilities Maintenance Worker

June - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed how everyday I was assigned a new task prior to the day before.

What I wish was different

The work day could have started later.

Advice

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Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Port Arthur, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed getting the full Engineering experience. Having to wear hardhats, FRC and getting to be out on the unit getting exposure. I felt great to finally apply some of the knowledge i have gained from the classroom in real-life. Solving problems, attending meetings and getting a feel of what engineers do on a regular bases and how they go about handling challenges that the company faces. Above all, I loved getting the experience and being able to put in on my resume to show companies and potential employees what I have learnt and how I stand out among my peers.

What I wish was different

I wish I was given more access to get involved in other projects to widen my perspective and gain more knowledge about other aspects of the plant.

Advice

Show that you care 100% and that you are always willing and interested to learn in every opportunity that presents it's self. No knowledge gained is a waste. Also they don't expect you to know everything so it is alright to ask questions.
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