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Viasat Inc

Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2022 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Supervisors gave freedom as to what direction I want to take when working on the project, and they respected my work style. I got to work on the project independently. I had a lot of opportunities to network with other engineers and learn about the company. The work & life balance is great and I got the impression that the supervisors and the team cares a lot about my mental & physical well being.

What I wish was different

Since I worked remotely, it would've been nicer to get more experience working onsite. It would have been nicer if I got some kind of training related to my project prior to diving into it, because I didn't have enough background knowledge on the topic.

Advice

The internship is for you more than anything! Try to get the most out of it. Don't be shy to reach out to people and ask for career advice, or anything about the company or the work they do at Viasat. If you have any ideas then don't be shy to share them, because they will hear you out!
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New Product Introduction Engineer Intern

May - August 2022 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

People and culture are so incredible. Very great learning environment. I got to learn about the NPI process and design engineering. Amazing internship!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2021 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

The work I did there was actual work, not just an intern project. We created a system that would be used by our whole team and were proud of it.

What I wish was different

We had to work with lab equipment while remote, it was doable but much more challenging than it could have been if they let us come in person for even a day/

Advice

Work hard!
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2021 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Company Culture, Job responsibilities, my team

What I wish was different

Nothing- Viasat was an amazing company and the internship program was designed very well

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible to learn
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Product Quality Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

They treat their interns like employees. The teams are very inclusive and the people are interested in your career development. They give you very meaningful projects that directly impact the business. They are located in fantastic locations. It is a great company to do an internship with!

What I wish was different

I wish they could have been more transparent with my performance after the end of my internship. I was under the assumption that I had performed well, and was hopeful to receive an offer. When I didn't, I could not find out why. Without this, how can I improve?

Advice

Don't get caught wasting time by attending all of the events they put on for you while putting off your work. Attend them when you can and enjoy yourself, but remember the main reasons you are there is to perform well on your projects, and do everything you can to stand out.
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Computer Hardware Engineer Intern

June - September 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Flexibility within the company was great, even as an intern. Was given lots of opportunities to learn about what was most interesting to me.

What I wish was different

Was on my own project for most of the summer so I wish I had opportunities to work with the other interns more.

Advice

Be prepared to work independently during some times. You are expected to be a self starter and you will not always have a project manager telling you what to do.
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RF Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

Viasat was a very friendly and supportive environment.

What I wish was different

The internship did not match the job description. There was little to no hands-on work.

Advice

Internships (and jobs) are rarely the way that they are described.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

The whole work environment is fantastic. Everyone is really laid back and easy to talk to. The town and weather are super nice and the intern events are really nice.

What I wish was different

I wish there were more intern organized events.

Advice

I would've rented a car for the internship for convenience.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Germantown, MD

What I liked

Plenty of chances to take initiative on a project, and see a project through to completion.

What I wish was different

Project scope was slightly different from the work I would hope to do in the future.

Advice

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Product Quality Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

It's a great learning environment. I had the opportunity to work on a meaningful project using mainly my own ideas, but there was always help/advice available when I needed it. The people are pleasant to work with and we're working on some cool technology!

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to tour the facility before starting work there.

Advice

Find out what career you are interested in and determine what experiences/skills you need to have to obtain it.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Wonderful project that had actual impact on the team, very kind and approachable people

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

It was great getting to apply my skills from school to a professional environment.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Start Early in the Internship search
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Great company culture and interesting /exciting work!

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Developer Intern

June - September 2018 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Great work life balance, friendly atmosphere, and super approachable employees

What I wish was different

More interns in Boston office, more intern events.

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Super fun company to work for. They're laid back, but still work on great engineering problems. The intern program is fun and has multiple events throughout the year.

What I wish was different

Not much.

Advice

The company works on a wide variety of engineering problems, be intentional about what you want to work on and tailor your resume towards that. Additionally, you may be able to work with your recruiter to find a position that fits best.
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Logistics Program Management Intern

June - September 2018 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Great work life balance Friendly coworkers Ability to have a diversity of experiences

What I wish was different

A little bit more opportunity to interface with clients

Advice

Be a self starter, take initiative in meeting people and taking on projects
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Austin, TX

What I liked

I loved learning how to use the latest cloud technologies and getting to work on my product management skills. Also, Viasat flew all the interns from satellite offices to the HQ in Carlsbad for a hackathon!

What I wish was different

I think that onboarding interns could have gone a little smoother.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions! Everyone at Viasat is super friendly and willing to help.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - September 2018 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

I was on a really cool project and had the opportunity to design and change project requirements as we went. Also the Carlsbad location was very nice.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Marlborough, MA

What I liked

The company environment is amazing. Everyone is so nice and there are so many activities going on in the company throughout the year (game nights, volleyball, etc.).

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to have more interaction with full-time employees during my internship.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Carlsbad, CA

What I liked

Everything! Working on an actual project, awesome culture, beautiful location, learned a lot

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to be in a position where you don't know what you're doing!
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