What I liked
Almost everything! I was a part of the Loyalty Finance team, and I was assigned meaningful work that can actually affect the company. Additionally, my manager and team were so welcoming and I felt comfortable going to work every day. As an intern, I was able to meet CFO Gerry Laderman a few times, CEO Oscar Munoz once, and a handful of senior leaders. I also visited the San Francisco Maintenance Base where I got a tour and up and close to a 787 Dreamliner. There were many community service events including the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge and helping train kids for the Special Olympics. My favorite part of United was the company culture. Because of the free, unlimited stand-by flight benefits, co-workers came to work on Fridays with suitcases and went directly to the airport after work. On Mondays, the first question I was always got asked was, "Where'd you go this weekend?" For me, my girlfriend and I traveled nearly 40,000 miles this summer, including to Hawaii twice (Maui & Kona), and Puerto Rico. Some of my intern friends went crazy and went to Argentina, Brazil, England, France, Taiwan, or Germany to name a few places. United even respected my values and sponsored me to attend the ALPFA Convention in Nashville (I'm President of ALPFA here at Rutgers New Brunswick and the club means a lot to me).