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Lockheed Martin

Supply Chain Analyst Intern

May 2019 • Grand Prairie, TX

What I liked

My favorite part of my internship was when I got to go on a supplier visit to San Jose, California. We toured the other company’s floor and I was able to help run the meeting.

What I wish was different

I wish I was more confident coming in. You are chosen for a reason and you do have the necessary skill set for that job. Do not be discouraged because you are working around professionals because you are a professional in training.

Advice

Make friends! I had so much fun this summer and met so many great people.
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Software Engineer

November 2018 • Grand Prairie, TX

What I liked

Great work experience. My coworkers also double as mentors and give me advice whenever necessary. Leadership is great and never too pushy.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Make friends, get along with your coworkers, and ask questions!
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Software Engineering Intern

June - November 2019 • Owego, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions. Transitioning anywhere out of college isn't easy, but every manager at Lockheed had the "open door policy", and it was incredibly easy to stop in and ask a quick question.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Grand Prairie, TX

What I liked

Excellent manager who personally helps me to maintain high job performance and learn leadership skills. I have gained four new mentors at different education and engineering levels, one is even an engineering fellow, the highest level available. Everyone I work with is very approachable and they like when I ask questions. I genuinely love working in the labs and troubleshooting machines. The pay is also much higher than most college jobs or internships and the paycheck is weekly so I dont have to struggle with rent or grocery shopping anymore. In previous jobs I had, some older engineers were still very sexist, but at Lockheed I have never gotten any gender-shaming comments and I am held at the same high standard as everyone else. I also like how collaborative the work environment is- each department needs to communicate with each other.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more younger engineers around me because most full time employees are much older, experienced engineers so sometimes they forget that there are things I dont understand. I also wish someone had told me not to wait for someone to give me work to do. At Lockheed, they give interns a base task and then it is up to the individual intern to take on more responsibilities and "make their own job" essentially. I figured this out on my own because it was pretty boring at first, but I wanted to see and do more things, so I took my own initiative to get mentors, take trainings, take on additional projects and work with teams across departments. This reflected well on me during my review and since then my manager gave me more work to do because I proved I could handle it. I know many other interns who never took the initiative and complained about how boring their internship was, but honestly, if they had left their cubes long enough to talk to their managers and their team and take on more responsibilities, they would have had as much different experience. Initiative matters a lot at Lockheed Martin. No one is going to just hand an intern who shows no initiative interesting work.

Advice

Show initiative. If you dont like what you are doing, complete that task well and look for more "fun" things th o work on and then start working on that instead. Create your own job tasks within your team and communicate constantly. If your LM internship is boring, its really your own fault because you can even switch departments if the work you are doing just doesnt interest you at all.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Sand Lake, FL

What I liked

Working in the lab!

What I wish was different

I wish I lived closer because driving an hour one way sucked.

Advice

Use it to network and find a place within Lockheed that you would like to try next, even if you are satisfied with your current role.
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Enterprise Operations Supply Chain Management Intern

May - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I loved how hands on the experience was, as well as the workplace culture. The workplace culture promoted a sense of importance, as well as community. This was the perfect ‘first internship experience’ as I learned the ins and outs of being in a professional environment.

What I wish was different

The only semi-negative going into the internship was the very vague job description.

Advice

Be confident from day one. Ask people their names when they you you shake their hand.
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enterprise operations intern

May - August 2019 • King of Prussia, PA

What I liked

I told my manager I was interested in project management and he basically had me shadow a project with a really strong PM. It helped me realize the in depth questions that PM’s have to answer to help plan. I also helped them with other management aspects, made presentations, and helped the team integrate new tools.

What I wish was different

It was slow at times. I probably should have asked for work, but I thought they would just give it to me. It was an office setting, so I was sitting at a desk for 9 hours a day (yes 9, they have a different scheduling system, which I liked actually).

Advice

People always say “ask questions, we’re here to help”. It can be hard to come up with questions but at the least, ask them how they got where they are today. It can help you find your path, or at least ease your mind that paths aren’t always direct, they curve. On another note, I’d say to take advantage of the benefits and find out as much as you can about tuition reimbursement, leadership programs, and other things that could benefit you for the future.
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College Student Technical Specialist

June - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

Very organized and structured work environment. Work and responsibilities were very flexible.

What I wish was different

Company structure of the internship too rigid. Wish that internship presentation or ratings by unaffiliated employees outside of my work team were unnecessary and distracting.

Advice

Keep an open mind. Take whatever work you are given even if it's outside your expectations or realm of expertise/education
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Mechanical Engineering CWEP (college work experience program)

January 2019 • Grand Prairie, TX

What I liked

Flexible around school schedule

What I wish was different

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Aerospace Manufacturing Engineer intern

May - August 2019 • Troy, AL

What I liked

There were plenty of opportunities to learn new things and get involved in interesting projects.

What I wish was different

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Information Technology Intern

June - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

The friendly team, the relaxed work environment, and the numerous opportunities to make important connections

What I wish was different

I wish I had been more confident to start with and took advantage of more resources

Advice

You have to really want to learn and stretch your boundaries
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Quality Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Orlando, FL

What I liked

How helpful and understanding the employees were. The work environment was wonderful.

What I wish was different

I wish they had given me a bit more regular work. I was given tasks at random so there was times I had not much to do and other times I had alot that didnt last.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions. People are always willing to help and dont expect you to know everything off the bat.
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Production Systems Intern

May - August 2019 • Marietta, GA

What I liked

Having real responsibilities, working alongside other interns, learning a lot, discovering that I actually would like to work in a production environment

What I wish was different

I wish I'd been more confident in my abilities even though I had never done anything like this before

Advice

Ask questions from people who know more than you!! They are more than willing to help along the way
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Production Operations Intern

May - July 2019 • Marietta, GA

What I liked

I learned a new programming language and had some flexibility on what I worked on. I also got to interact with shop floor operators to analyze processes and discover bottlenecks.

What I wish was different

I would have liked more structure to what I was supposed to work on. A number of days were spent trying to find enough work for me to stay busy.

Advice

Be prepared to spend a few weeks waiting on the bureaucratic processes required to get your computer and software set up.
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Global Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • Sunnyvale, CA

What I liked

The company is phenomenal, my work was impactful and important, my team was very encouraging, fun and smart. Everyone worked very hard.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a car because I had to use public transport.

Advice

Sometimes a lot of luck is involved in the job hunt, but the Brandeis name will catch the eyes of a lot of recruiters.
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College Student Technician

May - June 2019 • Moorestown Township, NJ

What I liked

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. There was a lot to learn really quickly but a lot of opportunities for interns especially to get to see different areas of work and what types of things engineers at the company do on a daily basis.

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Software Engineering

May - August 2019 • Littleton, CO

What I liked

I loved the team that I worked with, I really enjoyed my project, and the projects actually meant something.

What I wish was different

Nothing that I can think of

Advice

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ESH Safety Co-Op

June - August 2019 • Camden, AR

What I liked

The people I worked with as well as the environment

What I wish was different

I wish i would have applied earlier

Advice

Don’t be scared to get out of your comfort zone
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Littleton, CO

What I liked

Pay was good and my team was doing good work. The location was nice and so was the gym. My team used pretty modern tools like GitLab, Jira, Confluence, and RHEL. Hours were flexible. Dress code was relaxed.

What I wish was different

Not much. It was a great experience overall. If I could change one thing, I’d make the on-site cafeteria cheaper.

Advice

If you run into any issues, don’t hesitate to talk to your intern mentor or manager.
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Research Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Littleton, CO

What I liked

Very interesting work (company-wide), lots of extracirricular events for interns, well-defined intern program, opportunities for mentorship, shadowing, etc., and crazy smart coworkers. Somewhat flexible scheduling, with every other Friday off (although this means longer days the rest of the week). Also, you're working on things that could fly in space.

What I wish was different

I split time between two different sections, and they had never done that before so there was some overloading of my backlog. One of my two "handlers" (not managers, just people I was partnered with) was very difficult to work with and didn't seem to care about my development, but rather what they could get out of me for the summer. Your mileage may vary, as most of the other leaders I spoke with were great.

Advice

LM is a giant organization that does primarily contract work for the government, and with that comes a certain set of expectations. You'll have plenty of computer-based training on things that might not apply to you. Projects take time, finding the right resource can be difficult, and leadership is hit or miss with their support of your development. However, you are working for a company that is integral to space exploration, so you should never feel like your work doesn't matter.
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