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General Motors

Environmental Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Spring Hill, TN

What I liked

Great company to work for

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Techican Internship

May - August 2018 • Pontiac, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed learning about how the business works and how were will to teach me what i wanted to learn.

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Program Management Intern- Full Size Trucks

May - August 2019 • Warren, MI

What I liked

My summer at GM was challenging yet rewarding. The intern program is called EXCEL, and is very well organized. Each intern reports to a manager who will guide them throughout the summer. There are also company-wide events and organization events for interns to allow time for networking. My manager allowed time for questioning and self exploring. This helped me apply what I was learning about in school while also taking some things back as I finish my senior year. I was able to learn and practice supply chain on a global level.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship would've been longer (it's 12 weeks), I was starting to get into a good groove with the company and my project.

Advice

GM is a big company, use all the resources that it provides so that you can be successful!
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • Lansing, MI

What I liked

I loved the fast-paced manufacturing environment. There is always something to do, and there were plenty of opportunities to take on meaningful projects and see the impact in the plant. This was my second summer at LDT, and between the two summers I got to complete an OpEx Project, group lead, build an Access database, do a safety project, and more. Not to mention the people here were awesome, I loved getting to know our UAW partners; it never fails to make me smile when I walk down the line and get waves from countless team members!

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been more networking events. Between LDT and LGR there are a substantial amount of interns, and I did not get to know any of them. Along with that, I would have liked to have more networking with leadership. Lunch and Learns, Q&A's, and other events would have been a great way to get to know leadership.

Advice

Be Bold! Ask for more work, ask people to have lunch with you, and smile! Your internships are what you make it, so take charge and make your time as value added as possible.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Flint, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the manufacturing plant life. Seeing the assembly of full size trucks from start to finish made you value the work that goes on in plants.

What I wish was different

I worked during launch, a very hectic time period where interns didn't get much attention or responsibility that they normally get in other periods.

Advice

Find diversity groups, sport teams, and network in the company to build relationships. The clubs and organizinations you are involved in school exist beyond school and could be found in companies.
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Associate Quality Engineer

May - August 2019 • Spring Hill, TN

What I liked

Interning with General Motors opened the door for me to a variety of opportunities. I was able to present my project at an event in Detroit, MI, work with my peers on a community service project, and attend a Southern Automotive Women's Forum (SAWF) national conference, as well as learn a ton about the automotive industry and the company as a whole.

What I wish was different

The Spring Hill plant is huge; it's the biggest GM plant in North America. I wish I would have had the opportunity to learn more about the inter-workings of the whole plant while I was there, but unfortunately, one summer is not very much time to do so. I look forward to returning next summer.

Advice

General Motors has the best people working for them! Be ready to collaborate cross-functionally with adults in the industry; there is a good chance you will be on a team with no one your own age. Be open to building friendships with your coworkers. Most people I met at GM, including the plant manager, were approachable, friendly, and relatable. GM also likes to move employees around once they get comfortable in a job, so if you're looking for a fast-paced, dynamic job, this is the place for you!
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2019 • Grand Blanc, MI

What I liked

I had the opportunity to meet people from all parts of the company and was exposed to the wide variety of human resources functions.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more of a support system for its interns and give them more say in the project planning process.

Advice

Keep an open mind about the different tasks you do and try to shadow as many people as possible.
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Corporate Giving Intern

June - August 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

I loved being an active participate by directly impacting the community of Detroit through working with ten high schoolers and two GM retirees.

What I wish was different

There isn't much that I would change about the experience, it was very eyeopening and I thoroughly enjoyed everything about the program.

Advice

One piece of advice that I would share is to be prepared to build long lasting relationships and participate in leadership activities. It is a hands-on program that can be very beneficial to developing essential career building skills.
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EWO Execution Intern

May - August 2019 • Warren, MI

What I liked

I loved the team I worked with and how helpful everyone was! They made sure I was busy doing things that were interesting and value-adding instead of typical intern projects. I was able to go on plant tours at three of the North American plants and attend multiple intern events within GPSC. I also liked how they made sure that every intern had two mentors that were in the TRACK Rotational program to grab coffee or lunch with and answer any questions we had about future opportunities with the company!

What I wish was different

Although my experience at GM was great, I do wish there were more corporate intern events. It would have been nice to network with interns outside of Global Purchasing and Supply Chain (GPSC) and learn about other experiences within the company. There were a couple opportunities throughout the summer, but those were more professional based instead of social.

Advice

Get to know as many people as possible! The culture at GM is amazing and everyone I met and worked with were personable and friendly. I was able to get to know many people within my department as well as those in completely different fields. Networking is huge at GM, and the more people you know, the better off you will be!
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Quality Inspector

June 2020 • Warren, MI

What I liked

Loved the attention to detail, working on an assembly line, and the connections I made!

What I wish was different

The only thing, is I wish I was closer(I’m an hour long commute away). Housing would have been cool!

Advice

Make sure you know EVERY part of the assembly line in quality, it helps to know this when an error is found. You can go directly to the section to troubleshoot the error.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Bay City, MI

What I liked

Fantastic People

What I wish was different

More engaging subject matter

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Production Group Leader

May - August 2019 • Flint, MI

What I liked

I loved the fast paced environment, meeting production numbers, solving people's needs, continuous improvement of job stations and the line.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to been on first shift for the entire duration, moving to the night shift was difficult but a rewarding experience!

Advice

Take any opportunities that are presented to you! Real world experience is second to none, and the company's would like to see you learn and grow!
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Communications Manager Intern

May 2019 • Bowling Green, KY

What I liked

Through this job I am constantly communicating via internally and externally. I am assisting the Communications Manager in completing a variety of projects that have ranged from writing press releases, writing plant newsletters, reviewing media scripts, taking pictures for media broadcasts and more. This job is one that is never the same day to day, but with some routine expectations. Being on behind the scenes, of one of the classic American sportscar is truly an experience unlike any other.

What I wish was different

This job is giving me great exposure to handling many different projects at once and allows me to work on some very cool but confidential projects. The only thing I wish was different is I could talk about what I do with peers but, keeping information within the plant and not sharing is the most important part of this job.

Advice

The biggest piece of advice for whoever has this job after me would be to always being willing to help anyone. This meaning that just because you work in the communications department don't feel that you can't help engineers, HR, the plant manager and more people throughout the plant.
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Quality manufacturing intern

May - August 2019 • Saginaw, MI

What I liked

I liked that I was working in the automotive industry and was able to be hands on when I wanted to be. The other employees at GM were super nice and willing to help me at all times.

What I wish was different

I wish that my supervisor had given me more direction but he sat back and watched me figure out what I was capable of.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to jump in and ask questions and tell your supervisor what you want to do while you are working, they like the initiation.
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Quality Manufacturing Intern

May - August 2019 • Saginaw, MI

What I liked

I liked how friendly the people were and that’s help was never too far away.

What I wish was different

I wish my supervisor was a little more assertive than he was. He let me do whatever I wanted as long as I was productive, but I never knew what I could or use supposed to do.

Advice

Always ask questions. There is no stupid question. Also, take initiative and tell your manager what you expect out of your internship, etc.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Lake Orion, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the team I worked with as well as the other interns I was around

What I wish was different

I wish there were different opportunities to expand and do more

Advice

Never settle, push to do more
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Lansing, MI

What I liked

I liked the exposure to real world problems I would have to solve as an engineer.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve gotten more work thrown my way. I love gettig challenged.

Advice

Approach the work given to you by keeping in mind all factors affecting the project.
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Controls Engineer

May - August 2019 • Flint, MI

What I liked

My supervisor and co-workers really gave me the support and encouragement to find what I enjoyed about working at a large manufacturing company. I also enjoyed seeing my work running along with production.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a longer time to get more involved with projects. I was only there for a short twelve weeks.

Advice

It is what you make it, so try to get the most experience. Ask questions and don't be afraid of going outside your comfort zone when learning new things. You can see a lot of the manufacturing world if you are curious and driven.
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Global Purchasing and Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2020 • Warren, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the challenges that came with working in the supply chain space during a pandemic. GM loses millions of dollars for every day one of its assembly plants is shut down because they're missing a key shipment of parts, so it was up to me and my team to ensure that all of our suppliers were going to be able to keep the supply of parts flowing despite work stoppages, mandated government shutdowns, and other issues that emerged throughout the summer.

What I wish was different

The internship was virtual because of the pandemic; typically the interns all live together in GM housing in Michigan and become really close, but that didn't happen this summer. It was still a good experience, but there wasn't that same sense of community among the interns that we would have received if we were in person.

Advice

Take advantage of your time at GM to get to know all of their different business functions and areas of operation. With a company their size, they have close to every imaginable role, so I would reach out to people across the organization and set up a few virtual coffee chats a week just to learn about their job. I'd encourage anyone who interns for GM, or any other large company, to do the same.
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Business Operations Intern

May - July 2019 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Great culture and office location

What I wish was different

More intern specific proframming

Advice

Don’t go on your laptop in meetings. Pay attention to learn
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