"Learned a lot"

Posted: Feb 03 2021

General


Position:

Product Validation Engineer

Term:

Fall 2018

Location:

Jamestown, NY

Category:

Engineering

Reviewer


Major:

Mechanical Engineering

Classification:

Junior

School:

The University of Texas at El Paso

International Student:

Yes

Compensation


Hourly | Monthly:

$20.21 | $3500

Relocation:

$0

Final Thoughts


Would you recommend this internship to a friend?

Yes.

Are you returning?

No, but I did get a return offer.

Summary


I enjoyed the freedom I had to work on what I was interested in. I learned what I liked to do but also what I don't like. Being a co-op meant less interns therefore, less events. You should try to live with other interns so you have more fun and don't end up bored.

Work


5

Perfect

4

Used occasionally

5

Extremely insightful

Discuss the details of your project. What did your project(s) entail? What kinds of tools did you get to work with?

Work with Metallurgy lab to examine specimens and used lab equipment like SEM, x-ray diffractor and MTS for testing

Manager/Mentor


5

Open door

5

Taught me something new

How was your relationship with your mentor / manager?

My manager was very understanding, answered all my questions and showed me the inner workings of the plant

Team


3

Helped me set up

3

Felt like an intern

Social


1

Never

3

Sometimes

What was your favorite thing about the company's culture?

It was relatively easy to have a conversation with higher ups, and I could travel on the private jet to HQ

Location


1

Ghost town

2

Probably not

How did the geographic location affect the quality of your internship?

If it were not for other interns that had cars it would have been pretty boring outside of work. BRING A CAR!

Benefits


Provided housing

Activities(e.g. ping-pong, board games, etc.)

Free breakfast or lunch/dinner

Snack bar

Free beverages

Free coffee/tea

Opportunity to receive certifications

Public transportation subsidy

Excursion/Tours

Free swag/merchandise

Flexible schedule

Vacation days

Discounts on company products

Gym/Recreation center products

Company laptop/monitor products

Wellness/Medical center