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Medtronic

Supplier Quality Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

It was very collaborative. No one person could complete something without input from another team member.

What I wish was different

More intern inclusive and intern focus-driven. I wish the interns would’ve gotten a chance to experience most if not all aspects of what they were absolutely interested in in a more hands-on way.

Advice

Always be prepared. Always give your best. Always be aware that everyone is watching.
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R&D Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

Company culture is very focused on improving lives and patient outcomes. Had meaningful projects to work on. Team was super helpful and always willing to help me learn.

What I wish was different

Sometimes at a big company like this, there can be a lot of hoops to jump through to get work done and it's difficult to get things moving.

Advice

Don't be afraid to advocate for yourself! Take initiative to find work when you don't have anything to do, network, and learn as much as you can during your 11 weeks.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Northridge, CA

What I liked

Great team great program

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

ask questions
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Machined Parts Quality Inspector

May - August 2019 • Warsaw, IN

What I liked

Working as a quality inspector at Medtronic taught me so much. My coworkers were amazing and still encouraged me to keep at my education! I also worked along side quality engineers about different parts that I was inspecting. I learned a lot about how the quality of a medical product is inspected and what actions are taken after inspection.

What I wish was different

Honestly I wouldn't change a whole lot about my job there. The only thing would be less training but I understand why you have to go through all of the paperwork.

Advice

This is a great way to gain engineering experience without an actual internship. I honestly learned so much by just working there!
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

The internship provided a lot of networking and career development opportunities; Medtronic really encouraged us to find a good fit within the company. It was great seeing all the amazing technologies and devices that are being developed by Medtronic.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Quality Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Louisville, CO

What I liked

The work environment, company culture, mission, challenging projects, program structure, and mentoring/support were all condusive to a fantastic internship experience.

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Open yourself up to new experiences.
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process engineering intern

May - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

I had a very supportive team that really wanted to see me succeed. I had a meaningful project that I was excited about. I had opportunities to learn a lot from other people and they treated me like a real full time employee, not just an intern.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more time to complete my project. Really in the grand scheme of things, 3 months is really a short amount of time

Advice

Opportunities are there, but you must seize them. My manager was impressed that, on top of my project, I took the initiative to help other people with their work. I got to learn from them, and they got some help, it was a win-win situation. Also, set up time to meet/network with people. Show that you are nice and eager to learn and they will want to help you too.
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Biomedical Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Northridge, CA

What I liked

Medtronic has a great company culture and the work I did over the summer was both impactful to the team and myself. I felt like they really invested in me and my learning; in return, I created a software tool that greatly improved their efficiency by automating a common process.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have in been on-site and in person; due to COVID-19, however, that was out of their control - despite the circumstance, the experience was amazing!

Advice

A summer internship at a company you know you may want to work at is really important - you learn a lot about industry, your own strengths and weaknesses, and understand if you would like more experiences like that.
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Operations and Manufacturing Intern

May - August 2019 • Memphis, TN

What I liked

It was a great work environment with great people.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more work to do, and that I had been able to help more with project teams

Advice

Keep an open mind, and try to learn as much as you can.
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WISE intern

May - August 2019 • Fridley, MN

What I liked

I like seeing how engineers face problems and how they go about fixing them.

What I wish was different

I don’t have anything that I would like to change

Advice

Networking is very import in order to get internships.
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Mechanical Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Irvine, CA

What I liked

Company culture, developed intern program, collaborative environment

What I wish was different

Advice

Such a great internship experience! Everyone truly cares about giving you impactful projects, and immersing you know company culture. I truly felt like the projects I worked on made a difference.
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Research and Development Intern

May - August 2019 • North Haven, CT

What I liked

I loved the company's culture and inclusiveness. I never felt anything short of an full-time employee. The projects were meaningful and challenging. I also loved the people I worked with; they are very knowledgeable and helpful.

What I wish was different

The first few weeks were very dry. It takes a while to get going with a project, but once you are assigned one, it is a lot of fun.

Advice

Network with the people within the company. Be an extrovert; inquire about the projects they are working on and express your interest in working with them.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Tempe, AZ

What I liked

I liked that the entire culture of the company is very mission-driven ("...to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life...") and that every employee with whom I interacted was extremely helpful. I also like that I had a real engineering project of my own. I was not simply given a support role in another project, or made to do typical "intern tasks." Rather, I was given a project over which I had full ownership, was technically challenging, and which made a definite impact on the company.

What I wish was different

I wish that the onboarding process had been smoother. There were many technical onboarding related issues that prevented me from making progress on my project for a very long time.

Advice

Networking is everything: networking will get you into an internship in the first place, and networking will get you more places once you have that internship. Networking doesn't just have to be a dry business practice, either: networking actually becomes very natural if you choose to take a genuine interest in the work that other people are doing.
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Data Science Intern

May - August 2019 • Northridge, CA

What I liked

Good relocation support, interesting project, and strong mentorship support.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Brooklyn Park, MN

What I liked

Lotta moneeyyyy

What I wish was different

More work, I was bored a lot

Advice

Be proactive about seeking out work, the engineers are busy and tend to forget you
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Test Engineer

June 2019 • Miami Lakes, FL

What I liked

Medtronic has been great. They have helped me develop my knowledge of the Medical Devices Industry as well as Test Engineering. I have been challenged and given responsibility without being overloaded with work that I can't complete.

What I wish was different

I wish I had asked to learn about specific areas that I wanted to develop. For example they had SolidWorks projects that needed to be done and I knew that it was an area I wanted to improve, but I never asked to be on that project.

Advice

Don't be afraid to voice your opinion. Generally the internship will want to give you work that you want to do, but they wont know what you want to do unless you tell them explicitly.
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Research assistant

May - August 2019 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

The freedom and first hand experience of research

What I wish was different

I wish I could meet more people and see more facilities

Advice

Take notes and make sure to network!
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System Validation Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

I liked that I was finally able to apply my degree to real-world problems. I was treated as any other team member, and I was able to experience what my future will be like.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have had more time to work on my project. The summer was halfway over before I fully understood the scope of my project, which limited the amount of progress I was able to make on it.

Advice

Go into your internship with an open mind. Try and do the best you can, but don’t stress yourself out. Your manager knows you are still in college, with very little experience, and willl probably make mistakes. As long as you learn from them, you can save yourself from making those same mistakes when you are actually in your real job.
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Process Development Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Plymouth, MN

What I liked

I loved the intern community at the company, and the atmosphere of the location I worked at. It was great experience to be able to work on my own personal project throughout the summer as well.

What I wish was different

I wish I would've had a little less guidance on my project from my manager, so that I could've developed more of my own solutions.

Advice

Talk to as many people as possible to try to learn more about the company and the opportunities that are available. Also, people will likely have advice relating to your project as well, so don't be afraid to ask people who are more experienced than you.
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Sensor R&D Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Northridge, CA

What I liked

I loved the location and how organized the internship program was. Interns were from all over the country, so it was a great way to meet tons of new people from places I've never been. I liked how we were all housed together in the same two apartment complexes (about a 25 minute drive from work and 30 minutes from the beach). I also liked how there was an intern orientation, intern outing events (Dodger's game, Dave & Busters, Six Flags), intern volunteer hours, and intern networking events with full-time employees of the company. Medtronic did a great job of making the interns feel welcome and included, and gave them the full experience of what it's like to be an employee there.

What I wish was different

Nothing!

Advice

Put yourself out there, and don't be afraid to ask questions or reach out to full-time employees to talk about their career paths and how they got to where they are.
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