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Quality Control Intern

May - August 2019 • Morgantown, WV

What I liked

Environment, job duties, learning more about Microsoft excel

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

I'd advice students to work as a student worker during the school year, and intern during the summer.
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Global FP&A Intern

June - August 2020 • Canonsburg, PA

What I liked

My team was super helpful in teaching me things that I didn't know before coming into the internship.

What I wish was different

That it wasn't remote.

Advice

Be willing to go outside your comfort zone as you will learn so much more in those scenarios than you would otherwise.
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Sales Operations Intern

June - August 2020 • Morgantown, WV

What I liked

I liked that even though it was virtual, I still did really meaningful work in the pharmaceutical industry throughout the pandemic.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have been in person, but I understand why precautions were taken.

Advice

Be open to trying new things and network!!!!
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Engineering and Maintenance Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Albans, VT

What I liked

It was an amazing experience that showed me a whole different side of the engineering realm. I worked in an office right next to my supervisor who was an Engineer by trade and the head manager of maintenance projects and the crew. My internship showed me the manufacturing and reliability side of engineering which isn't covered very much in school. I was in charge of lots of projects from designing improved machine parts to creating maintenance schedules for our manufacturing lines in order to minimize unplanned shutdowns. As the lead for many of these projects, I would host meetings to discuss opinions, thoughts, and plans going forward on each project. These meetings lead me to become very close with my boss and the maintenance crew, who were all very friendly and respected my work as if I was a fulltime engineer.

What I wish was different

I think at first I was overwhelmed by the number of projects that I was given, I think the number was between 15-20 so it was very hard to keep up to date and develop a plan. I learned quickly that this was necessary as each manufacturing line would only be shut down for a few days each month, it was important I was up to date on each project so I could use the shutdown time as efficiently as possible to analyze, measure, inspect, locate, and eventually implement new ideas. Often there were weeks where there would be no shutdowns that involved my projects, these were where I would plan or design as much as possible and work on paperwork. Sometimes these dry spells would last for multiple weeks and I'd be forced to search extensively through manuals and online sources to be able to continue work, but that was always helpful in furthering my understanding of each project.

Advice

I would say don't be overwhelmed at first, starting a new internship can be very overwhelming (New place, New people, New concepts), but just be sure to relax, take notes, and make sure you have a list of your projects on your desk so you are always aware of what you need to do. I would also say one of the most important things is to make friends with your colleagues and your boss. If you are ever confused or overwhelmed take 15 minutes to discuss things with a colleague, they most likely have been there longer than you and would be more than willing to help you if they aren't super busy at the time. Don't be afraid to ask questions!!!
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Marketing Intern

May 2019 • Canonsburg, PA

What I liked

I loved becoming immersed into the Pharmaceutical industry and learning about all that it entails. Marketing in pharmaceuticals is a different entity than traditional marketing due to heavy internal and external regulation, so it was fascinating to apply my problem-solving skills to generate unique, creative solutions. My thoughts were appreciated by my team, and my boss, the Senior Director of Generics Marketing, which left me awestruck! Fast forward, I'm currently working for Mylan in October 2019 watching my ideas come to fruition for our Women's Healthcare team.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had an opportunity to have dialogue with higher-level executives and inquire about their career progression. I am intrigued by the upper echelon of Fortune 500 companies, and how leaders use logic and rationality to make decisions best suited for the company.

Advice

To challenge yourself and be an advocate for learning in all capacities! When you're not hindered to a comfort zone, innovation and success is a daily pattern.
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IT Project Analyst

May 2018 • Canonsburg, PA

What I liked

They have given me an incredible amount of responsibility and treat me as a real employee, not just as an intern.

What I wish was different

Advice

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R&D Chemistry-Metrology Intern

May - August 2018 • Morgantown, WV

What I liked

Mylan was a great company to work for that was passionate about their work. I had the opportunity to present my summer work in front of some of the executives of the company including the Global Head of research and development.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have head a more extensive and important project. My project was fairly menial.

Advice

Mylan is a great company to work for with a lot of really cool activities for you to learn and interact with other interns from around the company.
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Innovation Engineer

May 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I was able to work something I felt was important. Working on proof of concept medical devices was extremely exciting. The idea that a product I helped develop could potentially end up serving millions of people is mind-blowing.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to work overtime. I couldn't get enough of my job and I enjoyed the people I work with. Also, I wish there was a senior version of my position which I reported to so I could learn how to improve. Due to the size of the team I became the authority on my own quality of work.

Advice

It is paramount that people either work with people they enjoy, believe in what they do, or do something they enjoy. I had the unique opportunity of getting all of those in my position. Keep searching until you find at least two of those in a job and going to work will be something to look forward to.
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Project Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I liked the culture and environment. I had a good time with the people that worked there.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more to do toward the latter end of the internship.

Advice

It is imperative to keep a good calendar and review emails daily and very often.
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • Canonsburg, PA

What I liked

Great work environment and my bosses were very nice

What I wish was different

That I could've worked there longer and during the school year

Advice

Learning what drives consumer trends
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Global Corporate Consolidiations

May - August 2019 • Canonsburg, PA

What I liked

Hands on experience in different enterprise systems.

What I wish was different

Central project to work on rather than many tiny projects

Advice

Pay attention to all the consolidations process because if you haven’t taken advanced accounting yet it’ll coincide with it almost exactly.
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Graphic Design Intern

June - August 2019 • Canonsburg, PA

What I liked

I loved the collaborative environment that Mylan offered and how each team worked together daily. Interns at Mylan are treated as full-time employees and held at the same standard. We were involved in real projects within our field and got the opportunity to work with people from all over the world. My supervisor and co-workers were also super encouraging and helped set up meetings for me to sit down with employees from other departments that I was interested in.

What I wish was different

Occasionally, the communication was lacking and caused confusion with assignments or projects and I wasn't sure of the best way to reach my supervisor. I wish I would have asked more clarifying questions when I had time with my supervisor.

Advice

Always give your best effort and have a positive attitude throughout the whole experience. Attitude is something that they will remember most. Also, never be afraid to ask questions.
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