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BAE Industries, Inc.

Product Engineering Intern

May 2018 - September 2019 • Auburn Hills, MI

What I liked

Interning at BAE Industries was an extremely valuable learning experience for me. I worked in the product engineering department and recieved an incredible amount of hands on and drawing board training. I was trained directly by several different engineers there and was incorporated in every ongoing project, taking on more and more responsibilites as I accomplished new and more difficult tasks. I was allowed to sit in on more product development meetings than I can count, and was given a first hand understanding of BAE's business model and program cycle. My boss was a Lead Engineer for the product engineering department, I had my own desk located alongside him in his cubical, and he ended up being one of the greatest mentors I have ever had. By the time I left BAE after two summers and working there part time inbetween, it felt as if I was leaving family members. The engineering teams at BAE are a close knit group of amazing people and excellent managers who truly care about their employees. At BAE I was also exposed to manufacturing engineering at their assembly plant, engineering testing in their test lab, and measuring equipment in their quality lab. By the end of my time there I was conducting mechanism pull testing on my own on behalf of the engineering department. I was able to move from an intern in training to a relied on and counted on member of their team. I would recommend interning there to anyone who is interested.

What I wish was different

Nothing that I can recall.

Advice

Bring a notebook and carry it everywhere with you, and take very diligent notes and try to ask questions only once. It will take a couple months just to understand the engineering lingo with all the acronyms they use.
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