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Abbott

Operations Intern

May - August 2022 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

The entire experience and process. I loved it so much, I applied and interviewed for their Professional Development Program after I graduate in May 2023 and received an offer which I accepted.

What I wish was different

Entire process from start to finish was amazing

Advice

Your recruiter is your friend so let him/her know if something in the process is not going well or is going well. Keep an open mind and ask questions and learn new things. Establish a professional rapport with your Manager/Director and let them know your interest.
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Finance Intern

June - August 2020 • Des Plaines, IL

What I liked

Learning about different roles, seeing how corporate finance is done in a large company

What I wish was different

More job shadowing, more engaging tasks (may be due to online internship)

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions
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Operation intern

May - August 2018 • Columbus, OH

What I liked

Real life projects

What I wish was different

More time

Advice

Amazing, if you are passionate abt helping people, this is the place that be
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Supplier Quality Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Temecula, CA

What I liked

-culture -dedication to internship experience -meaningful work -lots of learning opportunities

What I wish was different

-in person but we were remote understandably due to covid -assignment was somewhat monotonous

Advice

Keep an open mind and have an eagerness to reach out and learn from other people!
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Engineer I

May 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The work environment was definitely helpful, especially if for people who are shy in nature.

What I wish was different

I wish the onboarding process was different.

Advice

The one piece of advice I would share would be to not worry if you have the feeling of wondering if you belong or not, because you would not be there if they did not believe in you or if you were not ready for the opportunity.
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Lab tech aid

June - August 2019 • Lake Forest, IL

What I liked

It was fascinating to learn more about lab techniques that have a relevant impact on research

What I wish was different

I spent a lot of my time doing spread sheets, which got a little dull after a while

Advice

Take lots of notes, it helps keep things straight
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Biomedical Engineer

May - August 2020 • Burlington, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed meeting new people and experiencing new technology while being able to learn.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been able to take on more responsibility and larger projects during my time, but seeing I was only there for a brief time it was hard to do so.

Advice

Get out of your comfort zone and try new things
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Analytical Lab Intern

June - August 2020 • Sturgis, MI

What I liked

Amazing team on second shift, really got into the nitty gritty of the job. Got to see the entire place

What I wish was different

I only wish I was there longer and learned a little more about the engineering side of things.

Advice

Definitely worth it
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R&D Coop

January - August 2018 • Saint Paul, MN

What I liked

Making Great Connections with the team and getting a lot of hands on experience in a field i never thought I'd see myself in.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Do a coop, the connections that you make is so worth it.
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Engineering intern

June - September 2018 • Pleasanton, CA

What I liked

Great internship to learn about biomedical engineering

What I wish was different

Advice

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Intern

June - August 2018 • Lake Bluff, IL

What I liked

The team was very supportive and collaborative. Each intern had a mentor to guide them through their summer project and help them with progress. Most of the work was fairly independent, making me feel more apart of the team and holding myself accountable for my work responsibilities.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Scarborough, ME

What I liked

The environment at Abbott Rapid Diagnostics is really collaborative and engaging. People are really excited to talk about their work and help you learn about what they do. I learned a lot from this experience and it made me feel prepared to enter the 'real' world after graduation.

What I wish was different

I was the only intern in the engineering department, and it would have been fun to have another person there. However, there were other interns in different departments who I was able to talk with, and I really got to know the other engineers. They were super nice and always included me.

Advice

I got this opportunity because I job shadowed there the summer before. Because I had made the effort to do this, I was the first person they interviewed. They liked me and hired me on the spot without interviewing anyone else. I'm sure that there were a lot of really qualified candidates, but showing that initiative and making connections early gave me a huge advantage. My advice- reach out to companies first without asking for an interview or job. Get to know them first.
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PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER

January - August 2018 • Sylmar, CA

What I liked

Fast paced, designing manufacturing equipment, turning ideas into reality, all while improving the lives of others.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

I learned so many real-word skills which are not possible inside of a classroom environment. I would definitely recommend applying for an internship or co-op experience! It will be worth it!
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Systems Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Pleasanton, CA

What I liked

I love medical technology in general but I got to experience different types of jobs in my internship. Most importantly I was able to apply my skills in data collection and analysis for projects at the company.

What I wish was different

I would not have changed a thing. If I had to say something it would be I wish I could have stayed longer but due to school I had to cut my experience to 3 months instead.

Advice

I got this job with no prior experience. I went in hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. My advice is be confident in your knowledge. Show that you know what you are talking about and take it upon yourself to ask for opportunities. If I had just sat in my cubical waiting for someone to hand me a project, I probably would have not done a single thing in my time at Abbott. It is up to you and you only what you make of your opportunities. Always ask for work/opportunities even if it is menial work. Don't complain about monotonous work either. Take it on with a smile because the more you show how committed you are and how hard working you are the more respect and trust you will gain from your employees and the more you will get interesting projects/opportunities in the future.
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Retail Sales Intern

May - August 2018 • Cincinnati, OH

What I liked

I had a fantastic experience! It was great to apply what I had learned in my classes to real life situations, while also expanding my marketing knowledge. I learned and was able to refine many skills that will benefit me in my future career. Furthermore, the company culture was incredible and always pushed me to do my best.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Financial Planning and Analysis Intern

May - August 2018 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

The planning aspect.

What I wish was different

More finance, not accounting.

Advice

Fantastic internship.
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Operations Intern

May - August 2018 • Lake Forest, IL

What I liked

I enjoyed being able to fully experience the work place in a real life setting. I lived 8 hours away from home, had to cook for myself, find my own transportation, and work 40 hours a week. While most of the learning I did was during the work hours, I also learned a lot about balancing life with work as well.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have had more analytical experience where I got to work hands on with data. My main project for the summer dealt mainly with documentation, so it did not fit my particular interests for studies.

Advice

Everyone there is so excited to have you as a part of the work environment. Take advantage of that. Meet new people and dive into the company culture to really experience the company for all that it has to offer. I know for myself, I would go with the interns every week to the office breakfast, which was a great way for me to catch up with my friends while also networking with others as well.
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Manufacturing Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Plymouth, MN

What I liked

Great group I worked, lots of knowledgeable people with lots of help to offer and experience to impart to me.

What I wish was different

Less measurements.

Advice

It's best to know if you want to pursue manufacturing engineering or not.
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Warehousing analyst

June 2019 • Minnetonka, MN

What I liked

good team

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Hard work is important
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Shipping Intern

May - August 2019 • North Chicago, IL

What I liked

I like the consistent hours, getting out earlier on Fridays, learning lots of new skills and jobs within the warehouse, and expanding my knowledge.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have done more difficult jobs that required more problem solving and more communication.

Advice

Treat everyone with the same amount of respect and professionalism.
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