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Kimberly-Clark

Content and Process Enablement Intern

May - August 2020 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

I made lasting effects on the company on the projects I worked on.

What I wish was different

I wish the internship was longer!

Advice

Ask for help! Everyone at this company is so helpful!
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Process Engineer

May - December 2019 • Conway, AR

What I liked

I really enjoyed getting a different look at what a process engineer can do at a different company. I was a process engineer at my last internship as well and it is great getting a different perspective of what I can do within my major. This company is great and treats their interns like they would other full time engineers. I was given all the resources I needed to excel in this position.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Electrical engineering co-op

May - December 2019 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

The culture of KC is amazing. Everyone’s very welcoming and caring. It makes you feel safe asking questions about your projects. Safety also plays a major role in how they do things, so if you’re either in the mill or the office, you can be sure that people are looking out for you.

What I wish was different

Some of the projects I worked on Were so long that I didn’t get to see the end results from it.

Advice

Be open to your mentor and manager. If they don’t know that you are having an issue, they can’t help you. You can be sure that they’ll be understanding of your circumstances on a reasonable level.
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Process Engineering Co-op

January - August 2019 • Beech Island, SC

What I liked

I really enjoyed the ability to travel to a new part of the country and learn more about myself and the field that I am pursuing. Working as a co-op in my field of study taught me that the degree I choose is the right one for me. I also met so many amazing people who I will stay in contact with in the future!

What I wish was different

Advice

My advice to others would be to apply to accept offers from companies in a location away from home. Although you may have already done this with choosing your school, exploring a new area and meeting new people while doing so is worth it.
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Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor

January 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

Helping life change

What I wish was different

Nothing loving it

Advice

Helping people's makes me fell outstanding
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Electrical Engineering Intern

January - August 2019 • Beech Island, SC

What I liked

I liked how everyone had a given mentor, but that person was not the only mentor. All the electrical engineers in my department acted as my mentors and I was able to roam around in different areas of my department to experience different machines and devices. Additionally, I was able to do my own work in my own time without having to rely on my mentors, and when I needed help they were more than willing to help me. Also, I received outside training which included electrical safety and was able to do hands-on work throughout the entire mill. I was able to make great relationships with people and it really felt like a family. Everyone was more than willing to help me excel at my training and work, and there was never a time were I felt like I was just doing "busy work." I always did meaningful work that helped the company prosper, and my ideas were valued and utilized.

What I wish was different

I wish that there were more interns or co-ops that I would have worked directly with because it did feel overbearing to have many full-time engineers and being the only co-op. Especially being a female in an engineering team, there were not many females and it was hard making friends to hang out with outside of work. There were only 3 other co-ops and although we got along very well, we had wished there were more things to do after work. Beech Island and the area around it did not have too many things near it, but it was a great location to for weekend trips to Atlanta, the ocean, or other states. I had also wished that we were able to see other mills like corporate was able to do.

Advice

It is a very different culture coming from the Midwest and going to the deep South. Be friendly with everyone so that people will help you, but also try to get to know the workers well in order to get the most out of your experience and to gain as much knowledge as possible. Ask plenty of questions because you are only there for a short time, and although your mentors might not be able to get to you in time, they have not forgotten about you and are probably just busy at the current moment. They are great people to work with and being in a manufacturing mill is great experience for hands-on work.
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Transportation Analyst

January 2019 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

The pay and scheduling flexibility

What I wish was different

Advice

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Tax Analyst Intern

May 2019 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

The role is filled with challenging tasks and allows for the student to make decisions that have an impact. Tasks have a meaning and are not just "busy work" which is very crucial to becoming a better professional. A lot of the tasks assigned, I have used in interviews with other companies and are great resume boosters.

What I wish was different

I wish that there was more collaboration between the interns. Besides doing individual state returns, there was not a lot of communication between co-workers at your level. You have a lot of collaboration with your mentors, but not the whole department which means so relationships are left out and not developed.

Advice

Ask questions and make sure you understand what is being asked of you. The more questions you ask, the more you will understand as the tasks you are assigned can be difficult and complex.
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Direct Materials Intern

January 2018 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

Relaxed environment. Many different areas to work or be involved.

What I wish was different

More team building activities.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

Nothing.

What I wish was different

I wish I hadn't had to work in a mill.

Advice

It's a hard job, it was worth the money but it was stressful and really hard to keep up with the sleep schedule.
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Mechanical Engineering Co-op

January - August 2018 • Beech Island, SC

What I liked

It was very hands on and I had a great mentor who supported me and my project work really well. It was great manufacturing experience and everyone who I worked with was very friendly and willing to share their knowledge with me.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had received a bit more training. I spent a lot of time figuring out various programs and company standards because I received no training with it. Also, I wish the process for leaving my co-op was a bit more organized. Both of these could have been due to having a co-op manager switch while I was completing my co-op.

Advice

Work hard, do as much overtime as possible (you usually get to do things while working overtime that you normally wouldn't get to), and don't be afraid to make mistakes and ask questions. No one expects you to be perfect or be an expert, but they do want you to think creatively and constructively when thinking about problems you encounter.
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Quantitative Finance Intern

May - August 2018 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

Learned more than I could have imagined

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Get ready to work, it is not an easy internship
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Customer Development Intern

June - August 2018 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

- Company culture, K-C is a welcoming environment that gives you all the resources, tools, and mentorship you need to succeed. Everyone is incredibly kind and/or flexible. The role is challenging (depending on the given project), and they push you to maximize your time, make connections, and succeed. - Perks of the job: company car (paid fuel), housing stipend, travel expenses covered, flexible hours/understanding work environment.

What I wish was different

- A clearer description of the types of projects that K-C gears towards the CDI program beforehand.

Advice

- Be fearless in your work (take chances), ask questions, and professionalism includes being king and welcoming.
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Financial Analyst Intern

May - August 2018 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

Great internship. Would highly recommend

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Make the most out of your opportunity by learning as much as you can
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Supply Chain Co-Op

July 2017 - January 2018 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

Challenging, driven to learn, great people

What I wish was different

Advice

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Supply Chain Co-Op

January - August 2017 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

KC puts a lot of responsibility on their co-ops, and that allows them to get real world exposure to work that you may get with a summer internship. The extended time frame gives the co-op to really become involved in multiple projects and make an impact for yourself and the company.

What I wish was different

Wish I had gotten more experience to the floor of manufacturing factories. KC did a great job of offering tours of different facilities in the area, however it was not within my job function to be working in them constantly.

Advice

Be open to the many opportunities KC offers, even if you think that it may not be for you going outside of your comfort zone can lead to some of the biggest learning opportunities.
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Electronic Data Interchange Analyst

January 2016 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

The environment was cozy, you were responsible for a part of a full time desk, the workout facilities were in excellent condition, and the IM sports within the company were a blast!

What I wish was different

It was a great time.

Advice

Do as many job shadows as possible and make as many connections as possible.
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Finance Intern

June - August 2017 • Roswell, GA

What I liked

I got a lot of hands on experience, and I got to truly see what it is like to be a financial analyst and examine costs. I really liked that I got to work alongside the analysts, and got to work on relevant projects and analyses that make up their day-to-day work. In addition, I felt that I was challenged by the two projects I was assigned. It was neat because I got to interact with various teams, such as Strategy and Planning, outside of the finance team.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been more interaction between my team, because even though everybody got along, there was not many events or lunches where the whole team came together. Also, most people in the office are older, and I was hoping they had more workers close in age.

Advice

The one piece of advice that I would share with a future intern is to constantly ask questions, and ask to sit down and check over your work with your team.
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Process Improvement Coordinator

January - July 2016 • Neenah, WI

What I liked

I liked that it was longer than the normal 10-12 week internship over the summer. I learned so much more since it was a 6 month co-op.

What I wish was different

I just wish it was closer to Michigan

Advice

Meet as many people as you can. Everyone is willing to help you and let you see a day in their life, you just have to ask
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