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S&C Electric Company

Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2019 - December 2020 • Franklin, WI

What I liked

Very friendly & helpful environment. Everyone was more than willing to help explain concepts and mechanical/electrical systems in detail to allow for furthering knowledge of the company as well as projects that I worked on. Also being in a small department allowed me to work on a variety of projects. Lastly they where extremely understanding and

What I wish was different

While my experiences in the engineering field is not extremely vast I wish that the process of creating and implementing changes where faster. Being meticulous and thorough in the field of engineering is crucial to avoid any possible mistakes but at times it seemed like it was too slow.

Advice

At times it can be frustrating waiting for projects to move along, but that's just the ways things go in the field. Over time and with further growth I believe that these issues will be streamlined to optimize the efficiency of thought to finished product.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Great people to learn from, work with, and talk to. Managers were always looking out for my best interests and made sure I was getting what I wanted out of the summer. Given the pandemic and the pivot to virtual work, they did a great job enabling me to learn about the company and power industry as well as lead some interesting projects.

What I wish was different

Being virtual limited some of the learning experiences that I would've been able to have on-site. But they did an excellent job compensating for that and I was still very privileged to have the virtual experience that I had.

Advice

Don't be afraid to reach out to learn new things you're interested in; everyone is very knowledgeable and willing to spend time to help you learn and grow. For example, I wanted to learn about microgrids, so my managers referred me to some employees working on microgrids.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

July - August 2020 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

My boss was very approachable and the environment was great to work in.

What I wish was different

Covid cut my internship short, unfortunately.

Advice

Work hard. Do not be afraid to put in extra work and effort, because it is rewarded.
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Firmware Engineering Intern

June - September 2019 • Alameda, CA

What I liked

As my first internship, it was an important experience that taught me a large part of what it means to be a software developer in the real world, outside of academics.

What I wish was different

I wish the intern team was bigger so that I would have more colleagues to network with.

Advice

Being punctual and honest at team meetings is key to a good product!
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Graphic Design Intern

May - August 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved my boss and coworkers. The work environment and culture was truly incredible and I enjoyed the people and location immensely.

What I wish was different

I wish I had done more designing. I'm not a cubicle type of person and a bulk of the job was updating old spreadsheets into a new format.

Advice

Don't be afraid to leave your comfort zone. I moved out of state for 3 months and had a blast and learned so much.
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Summer Student Intern

July - September 2019 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Easy to communicate with coworkers and supervisors.

What I wish was different

I had hoped to be able to work more within my field, but was able to contribute by learning experiencing something new.

Advice

Don't be shy about your abilities. Even something as small as knowing basic Excel can be useful.
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Power Systems Control Intern

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I had a reliable team, which also hired 2 other interns, so I felt supported, included, and useful.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Quality Engineer

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Work atmosphere was laid back, and it was fun interacting with my coworkers. I learned relevant engineering material so that was nice.

What I wish was different

Some company practices are outdated and the effects showed whenever problems came up

Advice

Do as much as you can
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Global Business Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

I loved my boss, and I loved the experience of learning how a company works.

What I wish was different

I wish I had worked a little longer.

Advice

Be prepared to be thrown in. They aren’t going to wait for you to get caught up with what they’re doing. You will get jobs and be expected to connect with people on your own.
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summer student employee

June - August 2018 • Franklin, WI

What I liked

Gave me good work experience working about 40 hours a week

What I wish was different

the start time it was from 7 in the morning to 3:30 with a couple breaks in the day

Advice

be prepared to be up early in the morning
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