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General Dynamics Land Systems

Engineering Quality Assurance Intern

May - August 2019 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

As a veteran, I liked getting involved with government defense activities. I also enjoyed working with other Marines.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had a concrete offer with potential salary discussion at the end of my internship, however my department underwent a reorganization so my manager throughout most of the internship was no longer in charge of me.

Advice

Try as many things as comfortably possible. The experience one person might enjoy could come from a single environment or possibly after multiple.
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Project Manager

October 2018 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

High level of responsibility

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Take opportunities to meet people and make connections
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

I liked that I was able to work directly with full time engineers in my work and able to use new software the company was implementing.

What I wish was different

I was able to work on about three good projects, but one took a long time so it ate up time during the summer. It would have been good to move to a new project.

Advice

Always ask questions when you are being given work and don't entirely understand what is being asked of you. This saves you and others a ton of time in the future.
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International HR Intern

May - August 2017 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

They were very receptive to my suggestions and knowledge that I was able to contribute.

What I wish was different

More structure provided for managers.

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak up if you have a suggestion, idea, or contribution.
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Mechanical Systems Intern

May - August 2017 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

I liked that I was given multiple different tasks and was invited to many programs that informed me about the company

What I wish was different

I wish they had a group rotation program so that I could get to know the other groups to work for next year, but since it was only a 3 and a half month internship it would have been hard to do so anyways

Advice

Get to know as much as you can about your own job and others jobs while their. 3 months goes by a lot faster than you would believe. By learning as much as you can you are helping yourself in your own career decisions and making yourself a more valuable employee.
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Engineering intern

May - August 2018 • Sterling Heights, MI

What I liked

They gave me hands on experience in product design and let me work independently in the team

What I wish was different

Higher pay

Advice

It was good
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