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Koch Industries, Inc.

Network Security Analyst

April 2020 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Great team with an opportunity to continually learn and self-actualize!

What I wish was different

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Business Systems Analyst Intern

May 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I loved the amount of responsibility that was given to me and working with the team i was placed in. I enjoyed the large work environment.

What I wish was different

Wish I would have worked with more interns

Advice

Just be yourself and work as hard as you can!
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Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

It was a very different experience being in the corporate world. I liked getting to go and meet a whole bunch of new people.

What I wish was different

I was micromanaged and feel like I would have had a different experience if I had been placed with a different company within Koch.

Advice

Be willing to try new things!
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Business Systems Analyst

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

One of the opportunities of joining the program is that there is a summer internship challenge. In this challenge, you are paired with interns with your company and expected to come up with an innovate solution for a problem in Koch Industries. There are potential rewards for placing high among your peers.

What I wish was different

That I had more work as an IT intern. With long projects, interns are not given enough work to do unless they are in Koch Business Solutions. Not for sure how this could be improved.

Advice

Shadow all across Koch if you have the time at this internship. The college recruiters are excellent at helping place people in roles they want to do after their internship if they show enough reasons to support their move.
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tax analyst

January 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

On the job experience and immersion in the field of study.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have done this degree the first time around and not wasted so much time trying to pursue something that I didn’t enjoy.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to be wrong and ask questions. We all learn better together.
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Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Koch Industries, INVISTA specifically, allowed me to work on exactly what my full-time teammates were working on. They taught me first about the business and industry, and then worked into specifics of reporting and monthly tasks. I got real world experience and also got to visit a manufacturing plant to learn the ins and outs of the company's manufacturing process that I was accounting for. As an intern class, there were numerous events that we could attend to meet other interns at the company which was very helpful in not only socializing with those we were working with, but also expanding our network to learn on topics we were not as familiar.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always take the opportunity to learn and grow your knowledge. The industry is constantly changing and if you have the chance to be apart of this innovative society, you absolutely should. Learning multiple different backgrounds of softwares is important in not only furthering your knowledge but also by making you more competitive in the work force.
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Information Technology Intern

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Great resume builder and learned a lot

What I wish was different

The location

Advice

Be vocal about your interests
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Automation Specialist Intern

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I liked that I was expected to create value for the company and do "real work." At the same time, my supervisor was able to give me grace and understand that I may not know everything right off the bat. I was empowered in my role by the company and leadership providing me with the tools to be successful. It was an excellent first internship that I would recommend to anyone.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been more confident going into the internship. There was a lot of internal uncertainty when I first came in to the role; I was unsure I would be able to meet the expectations they had set for me because I had no prior corporate experience. After I started working on projects, this feeling went away and I started to fully enjoy my internship.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions if you don't understand something. Everyone is very willing to be a resource to you if you need a process or program explained in further detail. Leadership wants interns to be able to "connect the dots" to understand how and why the business processes work.
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Risk analyst

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

The company culture

What I wish was different

Advice

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Data Analyst

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Koch has an amazing culture.

What I wish was different

A better apartment to live in.

Advice

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Accounting Intern

May - August 2018 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

There was a lot of chances to show leadership and present in front of management. You get a lot of experience doing meaningful work.

What I wish was different

I wish I woulda have done my internship with them in the Wichita office because there weren't very many interns in the Atlanta office.

Advice

Ask lots of questions.
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Tax Compliance Intern

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I liked all the intern events, the meaningful work I was given, the pay, and the networking. I appreciated the genuine work experience in terms of daily tasks, meetings, and the way I was treated by my supervisors and coworkers.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything.

Advice

Do it and take advantage of all the opportunities for training, social events, and projects! Treat the internship seriously and think about whether you fit in culturally.
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Application Developer Analysis

May 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Real work. Great pay. A lot of fun events. Good exposure.

What I wish was different

Wish you didn’t have to wait so long to start internship after you got offer

Advice

Work hard. Show your values is the most important. Can teach you the job.
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