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DENSO

Company Associate

July - September 2019 • Murrieta, CA

What I liked

The friendly work environment and its ability to mend a proactive workspace while maintaining inter communication between coworkers.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Stay healthy by sleeping well, eating well, and staying proactive to keep you fresh and awake during your job because there are long hours
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

the environment and the people I worked with were amazing. I learned so much and grew so much as a person

What I wish was different

honestly nothing, it was an experience of a lifetime

Advice

network and use your resources to find opportunities that fit you
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supplier quality engineer

May 2019 - June 2020 • Athens, TN

What I liked

They have a great community and upper management. There is lots of room to grow within the company. They will push you and give you as much as you are able to handle.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask for help if you don't know or understand something. Everyone there is trying to help you succeed!
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Apprentice Engineer

June - August 2020 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

The company was amazing and I loved the team that I was working with over the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish that the pandemic had not been occurring because I would have learned more and enjoyed the relocation more.

Advice

Don't be scared to relocate for a summer internship!
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Electrical Engineering Co-op

January - August 2020 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I got to work on a variety of projects and gain experience in multiple disciplines. It was awesome to learn about the automotive industry.

What I wish was different

Although I learned alot and gained valuable experience, I wish the co-op term could have been longer.

Advice

Dont disregard other peoples input towards solving a problem. You may have already found a solution but theirs may be better.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

Very through introduction into automotive engineering. Through my position with DENSO in the AC compressor group I was introduced to application, testing, and design of the automotive compressor. Very hands on training on internal components of compressor, ac system as a whole, and how vehicle testing is conducted. Overall this was a great experience that has allowed me to succeed at DENSO and continue in automotive engineering.

What I wish was different

An opportunity to explore multiple automotive products within DENSO through a rotational program.

Advice

A position at DENSO can be whatever you want it to be. As a co-op you are given real engineering responsibility.
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Apprentice Engineer

May 2018 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I liked the opportunity to incorporate what I was learning in my classes in a physical setting. It solidified concepts in practice, that I had previously only learned in theory.

What I wish was different

Nothing! All aspects of my job are interesting and add to my skill set in one way or another.

Advice

If you would like to work on something specific, ask! Take advantage of any opportunities that are presented to you.
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Apprentice Engineer

May - August 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I was given real work that was relevant to the company and treated as an independent engineer in charge of my own projects. I had responsibilities and jobs that were entirely up to me as to how they got done. I worked alongside other engineers and felt like an equal to them in many regards

What I wish was different

Some of my project and work was unprepared when I got there. This put a limitation on the time I had to work on my project and it felt like there were limited resources available to assist me in my work.

Advice

It's okay to take on projects that aren't totally relevant to your major or your past experience. Expanding your resume and skills is extremely valuable and makes you more flexible as an engineer when faced with new challenges.
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apprentice engineer

May 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I like the environment, very relaxed. Everyone is friendly

What I wish was different

Advice

You have to ask a lot of questions and learn a lot to get work done.
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Apprentice Engineer II

June - August 2019 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I liked learning about the auto industry!

What I wish was different

I wish there was a return offer system in place to make my transition into post-grad smoother.

Advice

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WMS Temp

May - August 2019 • Maryville, TN

What I liked

I learned skills about that department. I became knowledgeable enough to train others in my area.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more equal division of work.

Advice

Be ready for a lot of standing.
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Sales Co-op

April 2016 - November 2018 • Dublin, OH

What I liked

I received a fast understanding of how a true good business ran. The pay was very good and everyone was helpful, it was a very enjoyable experience.

What I wish was different

N/a. It is a fast paced industry and getting things done on time is very important so if you can not handle deadlines well this would not be for you. Takes a little bit of time to learn the industry and all the parts and how things work.

Advice

This was a great opportunity with a great company.
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Sales Intern

October 2017 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

I get real experience in my field. I am able to work full time and get paid for the work I do. I work in a fast paced environment that gives me real time experience that I can use to help me get employed once I graduate.

What I wish was different

I wish we were allowed to work overtime. I pay for my own school, so the extra money would be nice (and help me get more work done!)

Advice

Always be open to new opportunities. No matter what happens, it will be beneficial. If you don’t like it, then you know what to avoid in the future. If you do like it, you can use it as leverage and experience towards your career.
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Production associate

June - August 2018 • Battle Creek, MI

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Be prepared to work overtime every week
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Quality engineer

May 2018 • Athens, TN

What I liked

I liked getting professional experience.

What I wish was different

Not a year long

Advice

Internships and co ops are vital for finding your own path.
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Assembler

May - June 2018 • Athens, TN

What I liked

Full-Time experience

What I wish was different

Getting a more professional internship

Advice

Work hard and build connections
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

October 2017 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

Got very good experience in an office environment. I had he opportunity to rotate groups at the end of the summer which is very good because I am now working on design work (I was in an application group before). People are very nice and I made $20.95/hr (senior pay) which is pretty good. Also the only dress code is no shorts, so it is an extremely casual environment.

What I wish was different

My first group was not great, they didn’t have much for me to do. It seems very hit or miss with which group you get into, but still an overall positive experience. I imagine you would run into this problem just about anywhere.

Advice

If you get a group and they don’t have much for you to do, find something to work on that’s not surfing the internet. I improved my programming in vba with my free time and ended up using that skill for some tasks down the road (they liked that).
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Apprentice Powertrain Engineer

January 2016 - October 2017 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

Great on the job experience and a very flexible work schedule. Lead to me receiving a full time offer.

What I wish was different

It was good no complaints

Advice

Apply to internships while you are still a freshman or as early as possible!
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Southfield, MI

What I liked

The best part of the internship was that I was directly working with a team in an important project, as opposed to doing an intern project working with only with other interns.

What I wish was different

It may have been a little better if there was maybe a week of initial training as opposed to being thrown into the project, right away. However, being forced into the situation may have helped with the learning process better.

Advice

I would advise interns to be open minded as well as forthcoming in their internship experiences, as I think that it helped me and others gain more opportunities.
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