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Volvo Group North America

Tool Design Engineer

May - November 2019 • Macungie, PA

What I liked

Working on real projects instead of a "intern-training program"

What I wish was different

It would be great if their internship program lead to an full time employment

Advice

Prove yourself at the beginning, let the engineers know what you are capable of.
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Quality Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

I absolutely loved the people that I worked with and company culture that Volvo has. It is apparent that the full-time staff is always willing to provide advise/guidance in any desired area. Additionally, Volvo always encouraged their employees to pursue life-long learning, and would often send their employees to different trainings based on their interests as well as for their jobs.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have been immersed in the daily work of the department I was in a bit more. I was able to observe a lot, but I wasn't able to help with the work load at all. Parallel to this, I wish that I could've had a bit more of a work load. Especially during some of the weeks that my manager was gone, I had to find some trivial things to work on.

Advice

Try to approach this experience with passion. Even if the work itself is not something you are passionate about, try to apply your passion and your excitement to be alive to the work that you do. Not only will this propel you forward at Volvo, but it will also aid in networking around the company.
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Electronics Engineering Intern

May - July 2019 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

Learning about trucks and OBD protocols, working from home.

What I wish was different

Better management. Had too much freedom that I didn't know what I was suppose to be doing.

Advice

Ask for feedback constantly from your supervisor if they don't give it up themselves.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

August - December 2018 • Hagerstown, MD

What I liked

Hands on, on my feet, fast pace projects.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Continuous Improvement Intern

May - August 2019 • Macungie, PA

What I liked

Lots of areas to apply my knowledge to, once I knew where to look.

What I wish was different

Increased cooperation between interns and employees. Include interns on more important projects

Advice

Learn as much as you can about the factory and different areas, and learn who you can contact in each. Offer help to employees.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

Exposure to a big company

What I wish was different

More transcendent tasks

Advice

Don’t stay still when there’s nothing to do. Go find someone that will give you work.
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Product Verification Engineer

August 2019 • Hagerstown, MD

What I liked

It was a great experience to learn and all my coworkers were always willing to teach me and help me.

What I wish was different

I wish I had applied with them before.

Advice

Do not be afraid to apply to jobs that seem interested even if you do not meet all of the requirements.
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Maintenance Engineer

May - August 2018 • Allentown, PA

What I liked

Truck assembly plant, was very cool atmosphere and awesome to see such a large production of large trucks being made.

What I wish was different

The company seemed very unorganized and didn't pay much attention to their interns. Many of the other interns did absolutely nothing and the company seemed to be fine with it. The company had many problems that could have been worked on by each intern but was neglected.

Advice

Push for more work, always ask for something more.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Hagerstown, MD

What I liked

Amazing learning environment, You will leave knowing everything about Volvo Powertrain Systems. Friendly mentors and bosses and alot of bodning time between interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

You cant be shy in this environment! Get out of your comfort zone, rip off the bandage, and just dive right in. Or else you will miss out on one of the most amazing work experiences a student could gain.
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Market Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

I was able to meet many people across departments and everyone was extremely nice and helpful and wanted to get to know me on a personal level. I was given a lot of responsibility at this internship and was able to take ownership of my project and even present it to the leasing team at the end of the summer. The work was challenging and I was able to gain experience with Excel and analyzing data. There were over 100 interns during the summer and we had weekly intern events, which were great and it was awesome to meet interns from across the country. We also got to drive one of the Mack Trucks, which was a very unique experience! I would definitely recommend this internship to anyone interested in the transportation industry or who wants to learn more about trucks.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask as many questions as you can to learn more about the industry. Get to know people outside of your department as they can be very helpful if you have questions.
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Quality Assurance Intern

June - August 2018 • Rockleigh, NJ

What I liked

The people. It was by far the best work experience I have ever had. I enjoyed what I did and who I did it with.

What I wish was different

I wish my department wasn't moving to South Carolina so I could go back again.

Advice

I have worked in the corporate world before and I was not the biggest fan of it. After that experience I feared what the real world really had in store and that all jobs would be as unexciting as my first. However, I found out this summer that's not the case. Your entire work experience changes on a dime by the people you work with.
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Product Documentation Engineering Co-op

January - August 2018 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work as an actual engineer with real purpose. I also enjoyed the opportunity that I was given to develop myself not only as a student and employee, but also as a human being!

What I wish was different

I wish that I didn't have to come back to school!

Advice

I would suggest to initiate your own work. A lot of my success at Volvo Group is due to work that I asked for or found myself! It definitely benefits you to be a mover and a groover!
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Industrial Engineering Intern

January - August 2018 • Dublin, VA

What I liked

The people I worked with were very encouraging and gave me the chance to take on problems on my own

What I wish was different

I wish I would've worked full time over the summer and then done part time during the semester instead of vice versa

Advice

Always take advantage of internship opportunities that your advisers email out and do not be afraid of failure
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Industrial Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Dublin, VA

What I liked

The flexibility to work on various projects, and sometimes even across departments. The team was always supportive in teaching me the various facets of Industrial engineering and how it applies in a manufacturing environment

What I wish was different

Advice

Always show interest and initiative with not only your manager, but also other engineers on the team. This will widen your experience, and give you the opportunity to be a part of, and even contribute to many projects.
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Project Management Team Intern—Electrical Engineering Department

May - August 2017 • Greensboro, NC

What I liked

The work culture was really great. Since I was working on the project management team, I got to interact with all the different teams, so I was able to experience a little bit of everything.

What I wish was different

I wish it hadn't been so far away from home.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help!
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Mechanical engineering co-op

August 2017 • Shippensburg, PA

What I liked

It’s a good experience. Learned so much from other engineer.

What I wish was different

Hope to involve in more designing and innovation work

Advice

Be passionate about what you are doing. Always learn from others and take note
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