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Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Pre-Clinincal Manufacturing and Process Development Co-op

January - August 2021 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

I loved that I was treated like a full time employee. I got a lot of varying responsibilities and got to work with engineers on my team in Resource Management and Operations as well as worked very closely with PMPD project management as Research Program Managers.

What I wish was different

My entire position was remote. While I still had a great experience, I would have loved to be able to go into the office at least once.

Advice

Network Network Network! If you co-op or intern with Regeneron, do not be afraid to reach out to any full time employee and see if they are willing to have a 30 minute coffee chat. Nearly everyone I asked said yes and I got some really incredible advice and got to meet so many people.
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Consumer Marketing Intern

May - August 2021 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

I liked the people I worked with, the projects I worked on and did research for, and how easy it was to network with people within the company and outside the company, like all the agencies my team works with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been invited to go to more virtual meetings earlier on. My boss was afraid I would feel overwhelmed by having a calendar full of meetings starting my first week, but I would have preferred it that way!

Advice

Reach out to anyone whose job sounds interesting to you! I reached out to have one-on-one meetings with lots of people internally in addition to each agency my team worked with and I learned so much from them.
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Process Data Monitoring Intern

June - August 2020 • Rensselaer, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed this internship! The company really cares about helping patients and puts the needs of the public first. It was interesting to see how the company runs, especially in the midst of the pandemic. It is a large company with multiple sites, so it was a really good introduction into the industry and how 1) a company with many employees work together and 2) different companies in the same industry work together. The internship experience itself was so great; Regeneron really values their interns. The project that I got to work on was very applicable to the company and will change/benefit the way that certain things are done.

What I wish was different

Of course, this whole internship was remote because of the pandemic, so I wish that we had been able to go on site and see the processes in action, network with employees and other interns, etc. They did a very good job at making the remote internship experience successful while still providing some of the intern events that we would have had in person.

Advice

Don't limit yourself or assume that you can't expand your skill set. I did not know the coding language that I had used to complete my project; I learned it during the internship. You never know what you are capable of learning or adapting to, so just remember that you are knowledgeable and can apply that knowledge to new situations.
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QC Biochem Development Intern

June - August 2020 • Rensselaer, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed learning a new software and the culture at Regeneron. Regeneron values their interns and takes many steps to ensure they have a great experience!

What I wish was different

I wish it had been in person, it was moved remote due to Covid-19. However, I am grateful my manager and the university relations team took many steps to ensure interns still had a fulfilling experience.

Advice

Network with the other interns to learn about different departments and get the most out your experience.
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Purification Intern

June - August 2020 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

The University Relations team at Regeneron works hard to create a program that enriches every intern's experience through a variety of events, panels, and workshops such that interns can develop professional skills and bond. I definitely had a lot of fun!

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to experience this internship in a virtual format, because I could tell that Regeneron's intern program would have been much more fulfilling and enjoyable in-person, however, that was simply not possible with the state of the COVID-19 pandemic at the time.

Advice

Make sure to attend the intern professional development workshops, especially those focused on resume building, interviewing, and financial literacy (if they're offered)! Those were super helpful and I learned a lot of important tips.
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University Relations Intern

May - August 2020 • Troy, NY

What I liked

I loved the company culture and the projects that I worked on.

What I wish was different

I wish the experience was in person.

Advice

Continue to use other tools like LinkedIn to find internships. It was an amazing experience and company,
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Combination Products Intern

June - August 2020 • Rensselaer, NY

What I liked

The company culture was amazing! The employees all seemed to have a passion for what they were doing and were aware of the impact they could have on the world. Additionally, the projects were very meaningful for the company and it was nice to see they are passionate about developing and using employee skillsets.

What I wish was different

Due to the pandemic the internship was remote. I wish it was in person because we would always hear about life at Regeneron and it made the interns jealous!

Advice

Regeneron was really big into feedback! Whether it was for employee interaction or the company wide Q and A session we were able to attend. Part of the Regeneron Way is "doing what's right" and constant feedback is a big part of that. Be both open to receiving feedback and willing to give it because it will make a difference!
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QC Virology Intern

June - December 2020 • Troy, NY

What I liked

I had a great experience working with Regeneron, and especially how well developed their intern program is. The intern program was really engaging, including weekly lunch and learns with senior leadership members, professional development seminars, and fun activities like trivia. I worked on a new project under my manager that contributed to the department, and I felt like my work was valued.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Auditing Intern

June 2020 • Rensselaer, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the company culture

What I wish was different

I wish my experience would have been in person.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions! They do not expect you to know everything! Asking questions demonstrates attention to detail and seriousness.
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Ophthalmology Intern

May - August 2016 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

Very friendly pharma to work at. I learned a lot about the industry and research.

What I wish was different

Provide more support in finding a full time job

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions and network.
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Cell Culture and Media Development Co-op

January - August 2017 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

I liked that I could lead my own experiments. Regeneron has an amazing work environment. Everyone was incredibly friendly and willing help you if you needed help or something explained to you.

What I wish was different

I wish that finding a place to live around Tarrytown was cheaper.

Advice

Besides the career fairs at Stony Brook, consider going to the Society of Women Engineers conference career fair. The career fair is A LOT larger than Stony Brook's career fair and a lot of big name companies are there.
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Early Stage Cell Culture Co-op

August 2016 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

The people and the science behind our work. The science was engaging while the people around you made work a real pleasure.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to have understood the process pipeline across the company earlier in my co-op. Seeing how everything ties together is very interesting and would have benefited the learning experience had I learned of it sooner.

Advice

Work is demanding and your performance is important, but don't forget to be social. Don't be afraid to say hey, let your name be known; take advantage of the opportunity to learn from others and their experiences.
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Protein Biochemistry Research Intern

June - August 2017 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

I liked that I got a better understanding of how the pharmaceutical industry worked as well as the process of drug development.

What I wish was different

I wish the projects had been more substantial. Me and many people I was interning with felt that we were an extra pair of hands for experiments. I did learn a lot, but

Advice

This is a pretty chill internship if you're looking into one. It's a fun experience in New York and good insight into the workings of large/growing company, but the day to day work isn't the most exciting.
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Bioinformatics Research Assistant

May - August 2017 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

People; always learning new things

What I wish was different

Everything was on-point

Advice

Meet as many interns as you can and have fun over the summer
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Quality Control Intern

June - August 2017 • Rensselaer, NY

What I liked

Experience in a GMP environment, exposure to important people within the company, ethical company.

What I wish was different

GMP is a stressful environment to work in, but there isn't much to change about that.

Advice

Offer to help on projects that you aren't originally assigned. You will gain more experience, work with more people, and will impress with your initiative.
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