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Yaskawa America Inc.

Technical Support Engineering Intern

July - December 2020 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

The role of over the phone aftermarket support worked well as a remote experience

What I wish was different

Getting to work in an office space everyday and make those connections with fellow employees would have been beneficial.

Advice

You will never think you are prepared enough for your first support call, but you really need to just "jump in the deep end" to continue to improve in the role.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Buffalo Grove, IL

What I liked

My boss was great, the best boss I've ever had! I was given great projects to work on many opportunities to show my own creativity and skills.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to see my projects through till the end, but the internship was only for 3 months.

Advice

Don't wait for your boss to tell you what to do. That gives him more work to do. Find a project for yourself. You will enjoy it more and your boss will appreciate it.
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Project Management Intern

May 2019 - August 2020 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

I really enjoyed the department. My manager was awesome and was always willing to talk about the company and operations. My co workers were among the best I've worked with to date. The office was incredibly relaxed, while maintaining professional courtesy at all times. The dress code was ideal.

What I wish was different

Due to my job description I worked at a desk most of the day. Not really a way to change that, but this is something I didn't enjoy.

Advice

Make a point to go out of your way to find work.
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Application Engineer

May - August 2018 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

I really enjoyed the experience of being outside of the South East. I was very close to Chicago IL and Milwaukee WI. I was able to big and mid sized cities with very different cultures from the rural south.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Electrical Engineering Co-op

May - December 2019 • Oak Creek, WI

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to pursue whatever project that I was interested in. Yaskawa has been very flexible in my areas of work and I've been able to apply almost all of my experience of my past jobs. Yaskawa also keeps you busy with real work and I never felt like I was doing busy work or waiting around for work.

What I wish was different

Advice

Even if you're hired on as a specific degree, feel free to explore areas that interest you
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Computer Engineering Intern

May - September 2019 • Waukegan, IL

What I liked

I learned a lot on my own but everyone there was warm and welcoming.

What I wish was different

More of a mentor

Advice

Go out and network
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Operations Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Buffalo Grove, IL

What I liked

There was a nice amount of variety of work I was doing day to day. The company allowed me to feel a part of the engineering team as I was tasked to work alongside full time employees on a variety of projects.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Software Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Oak Creek, WI

What I liked

Everything. I worked on a real project that is still being worked on. The team was great and very supportive of me.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - November 2019 • Buffalo Grove, IL

What I liked

Wide range of experience, very involved, treated as a normal employee

What I wish was different

A little better training plan to begin with.

Advice

If you're out of work to do, go find some.
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Electrical Design Engineer

February - August 2018 • Oak Creek, WI

What I liked

Testing environment, and team mentorship. Great friendly people

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Great place
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