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Arconic Engines

Facilities Engineering Intern

May 2018 - August 2019 • Midway, GA

What I liked

The position was a lot of fun. Working on projects that had tangible results was very gratifying. My fellow employees were also a great encouragement.

What I wish was different

I wish I had moved closer. I commuted daily a little over an hour and it was very tiring.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. The longer you wait to tell someone you don’t know what you’re doing, the dumber you look.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Whitehall, MI

What I liked

It was a very good work experience that provided valuable insight into the manufacturing engineering work environment.

What I wish was different

nothing!

Advice

You will learn a lot!
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Whitehall, MI

What I liked

Getting to help with a plant expansion.

What I wish was different

Advice

Come in with an open mind and they will help you with everything.
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Product Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Whitehall, MI

What I liked

I really enjoyed the hands on work and experience that I got. Everyone at Arconic was very helpful and taught me so many things that ranged from engineering to all aspects of life. I was able to interact with so many people at my location and even leadership in Arconic's Business Unit during my short time. I also really enjoyed Whitehall itself and the many cool things it has to offer.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to participate in bigger and longer term projects.

Advice

Be ready to jump right in and learn a lot.
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Industrial Engineering Intern

July 2018 • Laporte, IN

What I liked

Amazing leadership and endless learning opportunities.

What I wish was different

I don't have many qualms with this experience. It has been spectacular so far and I am fortunate to have found such a match.

Advice

Be humble and open to growth and insight from any and all individuals.
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2019 • Whitehall, MI

What I liked

I was treated like any other employee, and I was able to work on company applications from the beginning.

What I wish was different

I wish it was longer. I also did not have a mentor, though most other interns do.

Advice

Ask any questions you may have. People will be willing to answer them, and you will be able to work more confidently.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Dover, NJ

What I liked

The diversity and work culture of the factory was incredible. The people working at Arconic help each other out in order to reach target goals. When I received help on my projects, my supervisor and co-workers made sure I had the foundations to succeed.

What I wish was different

I wish there was a stronger concentration on Electrical Engineering troubleshooting. As an electrical engineer intern working in the maintenance department, it would have been helpful to learn more about the machines and the troubleshooting mindset into to maintain high production output.

Advice

Arconic is a wonderful place to work at, the engineers are there to help you become the best engineer when you finish your undergrad.
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EHS Intern

May - August 2018 • Fullerton, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed the adventure. Arconic being such a large company, there are many opportunities to travel and experience new things. My team was great, and I really enjoyed the culture. My project was interesting and challenging.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have dove deeper into more areas, rather than sticking to my primary project, and a few side projects.

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone. I took a summer about 2000 miles out of mine, and I feel that I truly grew from it.
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HR Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, MO

What I liked

Pay and experience

What I wish was different

Not commuting 1 hour, having to wake up at 3:30am, work with better managers

Advice

Even if there is a long commute, the experience is worth it.
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I was lucky to have a great HR rep, a great manager, and a great team to work with. The company is also really looking to expand into smart manufacturing, and there's a clear push from the top for more technology in the business that you can really feel on the ground. Interns also get to present their project to the AWTP lead team including the president of the business unit, which was a really great opportunity to learn, make a real impact, and connect with other parts of the business.

What I wish was different

At just 2.5 months, the internship was definitely shorter than most, and I do wish more people used the cafeteria at the AWTP headquarters - I wish there was a more social culture at Arconic in general. That said, both are minor quibbles.

Advice

As manufacturing companies look to modernize, they have real and rewarding opportunities for IT professionals available - don't dismiss them.
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Environmental Engineer

June 2018 • City Of Industry, CA

What I liked

Good pay, relevant to my degree and my career.

What I wish was different

Wish location was better.

Advice

Keep your options open.
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Process Engineer Intern

July 2018 • La Porte, IN

What I liked

I love the way my strengths mesh with this line of work in my field of study. It's a liberating feeling.

What I wish was different

I had started earlier!!!! I am interning part time during the school year, and have and will work full time in the summer. I could have gained invaluable time at my facility with an extra month of 40 hour weeks.

Advice

Believe in yourself. There are no shortcuts in life. Take the time to seriously assess your direction, your desire, and your strengths. Learn to present your vision and strengths in a marketable manner, tailor it after researching a potential employer. Practice effective communication daily.
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Human Resources Intern

May - July 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Amazing team that fully integrated me into their work for the summer. Beautiful office and friendly enviorment.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask for additional projects or opportunities!
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Accounting and Finance

May - August 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Very good experience and very hands on. Not a typical internship where they hold your hand they actually let you do meaningful tasks like you’re a regular employee

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Advanced excel skills are a must.
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Engineering intern

May 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

Good thought provoking work in R&D

What I wish was different

Housing stipend had been higher

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions
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Applications Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

I worked on projects relevant to my field that had an actual impact on the work being done

What I wish was different

More intern interaction between departments

Advice

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Mechanical Engineer

May 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

Constant flow of work, treated like engineer not an intern

What I wish was different

Advice

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Environmental Health and Safety Intern

May - August 2018 • Niles, OH

What I liked

The team I worked with was amazing! Very patient and easy to work with, while we were in a professional setting I was still able to become friends with the people there. I also worked on a variety of tasks, which kept the work days new and exciting.

What I wish was different

Not much of the actual job itself, just the location. I was in an area that didn’t offer much in terms of after work activities so my nights were pretty boring all summer.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions! Even if you think they’re dumb or you’ve asked too many, you’re there to learn and your supervisors are usually more than happy to help.
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Analytical Chemistry Intern

May - August 2018 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I really enjoyed working at Arconic this summer. I loved my coworkers in the Analytical team and they gave me an impactful project to work on.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a second project that I could have split my time with.

Advice

Really getting involved with the other interns and the employee resource groups while there made the internship a really great experience for me.
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Product Design Intern

May - August 2018 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

The entire Intern program at Arconic was extremely welcoming and accommodating. The business was well integrated on cross-disciplinary collaboration and encouraged fresh ideas and perspectives in a team oriented environment.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had a bit more movement throughout the day, as I sat most of the day as a designer. (But this is typical for this job type.)

Advice

Make sure to take advantage of your resources and don't be afraid to ask questions and step out! The entire Arconic community is supportive and encourages all kinds of growth and learning opportunities to those who seek it.
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