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Tennessee Valley Authority

Creative Digital Intern

June - September 2021 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

My boss was amazing!

What I wish was different

2 Week Background Checks

Advice

Set your start date earlier than when school lets out.
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CADNet Technician

December 2017 - May 2019 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

I enjoyed the experience. This was definitely a stepping stone into the internship I have now with TVA. I enjoyed how my superiors were definitely wanting me to succeed. They offered every opportunity available for me to gain experience and make connections.

What I wish was different

I honestly wouldn't change anything.

Advice

Once you get your foot in the door, just put your best effort into it. Show interest regardless if you don't find it interesting in the moment. Say yes to every opportunity you get.
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Generation Services Intern

June - August 2019 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

Industry application of my degree while working on meaningful work. I was able to visit different facilities to gain a better grasp of the company and its impacts.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to seen more of the company in operation outside of my group.

Advice

Ask questions! Take advantage of this opportunity to network and figure out your possible career path.
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Power Operations Intern

June - August 2019 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

I enjoyed the many opportunities to network throughout the company and how easy it was to connect with other engineers in the office. Plant tours were also a very fun addition to the internship experience.

What I wish was different

I wish more work opportunities had been given to me during my time there and that there was more meaningful work to be done.

Advice

Do not be scared to just get up and talk to other engineers or coworkers if there is not much on your plate at the moment. Many times, if you ask, the person you speak to will give you an assignment.
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Financial Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

I liked the culture and what the company stands for.

What I wish was different

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Advice

Treat everyday like it’s an interview.
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SOX Intern

June - August 2019 • Knoxville, TN

What I liked

I enjoyed auditing people. It was interesting, and I enjoyed that it forced me to build relationships with people.

What I wish was different

I spent a lot of time reading, which was not exciting.

Advice

I learned again the importance of committing to a role that you're in. The mindset of commitment to your job takes you a long way!
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Engineering Intern

May - July 2018 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

Projects felt like they mattered instead of just doing busy work. People in my group were very helpful. A lot of interaction with executives and many planned internship activities.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Financial Operations Intern

May 2018 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

The intern program provided ample opportunities to see different parts of TVA and network regularly with managers. My team in Financial Services provided a perfect foundation for me as I begin my career.

What I wish was different

I wish that there had been more opportunities to apply. I found it difficult to know whether or not my application was completed.

Advice

Take advantage of meeting new people. Don't be afraid to say yes. Ask people for follow-up meetings. Get involved as much as possible and don't forget to set goals.
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Financial Services Intern

January 2018 • Chattanooga, TN

What I liked

The company culture. TVA is very mission oriented and its employees are friendly and welcoming!

What I wish was different

I wished I had more work to do at times. There were a few times that I had to actively search for more tasks.

Advice

Get to know your coworkers! It makes the experience so much better!
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