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Regal Rexnord Corporation - Milwaukee

Mechanical Engineering Co-op

May - December 2021 • Tipp City, OH

What I liked

Everyone at this company was extremely helpful and friendly. The work was challenging and interesting but I never felt too overwhelmed. I knew I had plenty of resources to help me if I got stuck on a project or assignment. After some preliminary training, I was given real projects to work on and collaborate with the rest of the mechanical team, as well as employees outside the team. I was trusted with real company work and received a very valuable work experience. I worked on design (CAD), analysis (FEA, CFD), and testing on products primarily, which gave a comprehensive overview of all work done by the mechanical team at Regal.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be ready to get fully engaged and don't just stand in the background. They want you to be proactive and enthusiastic about the work. Don't be afraid to step up and ask questions. It doesn't matter if you know everything about engineering going into the co-op as long as you show initiative to learn and grow.
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Strategic Operations Intern

June - August 2021 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The people I worked with extremely friendly. I thought the work was interesting because it had been in a completely different department than my previous experiences; thus I was able to gain several new skills that I believed helped launch me in the next step of my career. The support I received from my manager as well as all other associates was tremendous. Everyone made sure I felt part of the team and wanted the best for me.

What I wish was different

I was only assigned one project so sometimes days were very slow. For me, I like to have 2-3 projects going on at the same time in the event I do get stuck on a particular problem, I can go to a different project to jog my mind and maybe gain new insights for the previous project

Advice

Be transparent with your mentor and colleagues. As an intern, you're not expected to be perfect so it's better to show yourself as you are and from there, everyone's willing to teach you what you need to know. Learn as much as you can about the company, your role(s), and some of the other business functions that you might work with.
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Corporate Communications Intern

June 2020 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I liked that Rexnord cared about its interns enough to ensure everyone was working from home. They were understanding about the health and importance of its employees.

What I wish was different

We were lucky enough to work from home this summer, but I wish I could've met more the interns and employees.

Advice

I would recommend this experience to anyone that has an interest in communications. I got to work both on internal and external communications.
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Receptionist

April 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Meeting new people

What I wish was different

Part time benefits

Advice

You have to learn people's different communication styles
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Channel Program Marketing Intern

June - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

All of my co-workers were very helpful whenever I encountered an issue, or was struggling. They gave me the space to develop my skills and knowledge without constantly checking up on me. There are plenty of opportunities to meet other interns and learn more about their roles.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had been able to shadow other job positions.

Advice

I would say that you should never be afraid to ask questions. Everyone in the company is there to help you succeed.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Taylors, SC

What I liked

I enjoyed Rexnord in Taylors being a small firm with a specific set of products. Because of the size of the location, I got to engage in a lot of experiences both on my own and in conjunction with other engineers or even doing jobs specifically for management. Additionally, I was exposed to numerous aspects or industry in general as well as manufacturing as a discipline of engineering.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have more of an opportunity to participate in more design work. However, I was involved extensively in CAD work and reports that were used.

Advice

The real world is much more exciting than the classroom which sometimes grows monotonous. If one gets the opportunity to intern or co-op, do it. It will give you significant insight into your field and strongly effect your career direction towards excitement or realizing a need for adjustment. All in all, get into industry and see what's making the world go 'round.
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Accountant Intern

June 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Nice new building and many networking opportunities

What I wish was different

Wish I would have been hired on at the beginning of summer rather than the middle.

Advice

Ask questions when unsure rather than guessing.
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Engineering Intern -Rexnord Innovation Center

May - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

As an intern you will work on real projects alongside other engineers. Interns are trusted and respected as if they are full-time employees. Rexnord provides many opportunities such as networking with executives, touring various plants, and participating in offsite volunteer work while getting paid.

What I wish was different

Nothing, the overall experience was great!

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions that do not pertain to work after getting to know people. Everyone has some piece of advice that will greatly benefit you in college or life after college.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Taylors, SC

What I liked

The helpfulness of my coworkers and their focus on getting jobs done. It was great to get multiple new useful experiences for my resume. The products I created were used. I was part of the team

What I wish was different

I wish I could have stayed working instead of return to school.

Advice

Learn how to learn at school to be ready to learn at a job because you will not learn everything before a professional job.
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Tax Intern

June - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

I liked that I was given real work and an opportunity to actually use the concepts I learned in class. Lots of factory tours, intern events, lunch and learns were also cool experiences. Worked with great people and felt comfortable asking them tons of questions

What I wish was different

a few more projects to work on- could be boring at times

Advice

go to all the events, you'll get to meet interns from so many different majors/positions!
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