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BASF Corporation

Chemical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Iselin, NJ

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Work hard
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Materials Engineer

May - August 2019 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

I loved how I gained hands-on experience conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis for global regulatory compliance submissions. I also had the opportunity to contribute to their various patents and R&D projects.

What I wish was different

Nothing, my experience was very helpful!

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask your manager/s to see and learn about the company's other divisions. They are actually happy to help you learn more about the company and its various products.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Beaumont, TX

What I liked

The internship gave me the opportunity to gain hands on experiences and on the job training. I have been working side by side with an experienced mechanical engineer and have been given lots of learning opportunities.

What I wish was different

Nothing, I think this internship has it all. The company allows me to further my learning and gives me worthwhile project to do.

Advice

If you have a mentor take advantage of the it! I spoke with my mentor daily about work, my career and technical skills that I needed to learn and improve on.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Malcom, IA

What I liked

-BASF is continuously improving, giving a lot of opportunity to gain more experience. -Great work environment with good people. -Engineers are good mentors, but make you challenge yourself -Work was very independent -provides new work station with new computer equipment

What I wish was different

-The site does not offer full-time positions due to their limited head-count -Remote location

Advice

Be a well rounded employee, work overtime and make an effort to network with site employees.
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Chemical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Theodore, AL

What I liked

I loved how I got to work on real engineering projects that benefitted the plant I was working in and also working alongside chemical operators that were a big help to me with completing the projects

What I wish was different

I had a little bit more knowledge of the projects I had. I was a Freshman and did not know the basics I needed to successfully complete some projects

Advice

Do not get discouraged if the internship you did was not what you thought it would be. It’s always a learning experience and you are now one step closer to finding out your ideal industry.
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Commercial Professional Development Program Intern

May - August 2018 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

I got to network with VPs and high-level executives throughout my internship, I had a lot of autonomy over my project and enjoyed my working environment and the people I was working with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more projects to work on, sometimes I was bored. The program had a lot of outstanding requirements which wasn't disclosed to us before joining. I wish I had known more about these requirements before accepting my offer.

Advice

This program is great if you want to start a career in sales, marketing and/or procurement, but there is not a lot of room to grow in different business sectors. I realized during my internship that I really enjoyed the client-facing work and problem solving rather than this sales/marketing track and thus, decided to move towards consulting.
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Chemical Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Beaumont, TX

What I liked

The people were very helpful and willing to share their experience.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Laboratory assistant

May - August 2018 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

Good hands on experience, paid well

What I wish was different

More applicable to future career interests

Advice

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Supply Chain Performance Measurement Intern

May - August 2018 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

Lots of different assignments to work on. Working on an international team for a global supply chain was also a cool experience. People and culture around learning were really great too.

What I wish was different

It was my very first internship, I only con I might have had was that I wish the assignments may have been a bit more structured. But I have no complaints!

Advice

Definitely take the time to meet as many people as you can because everyone is so open to sharing their experiences both in and out of the company.
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Summer Intern

May - August 2018 • Geismar, LA

What I liked

I learned a tremendous amount of knowledge while being given individual projects to complete throughout the summer.

What I wish was different

Advice

Learning to work in a team atmosphere is required when work with any company, and if you find yourself unsure don’t be afraid to ask someone for help.
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Commercial Professional Development Program Intern

May - August 2018 • Wyandotte, MI

What I liked

The people I worked with and the company culture were great. They really encourage you to network and meet as many people as possible, which allows you to gain a lot of knowledge about the industry and all areas of business. They invest a lot into their PDP interns and the PDP program. I had a lot of autonomy when it came to my projects as well, which I really enjoyed. You're also set up with a professional mentor who is there to offer career advice and valuable connections with other high up professionals.

What I wish was different

They told me I would be working in Florham Park, NJ and then placed me in Michigan ( I live in NJ). Need more transparency with the placement process..

Advice

Everyone there has a neat experience and a lot to offer, by networking and meeting people all throughout the company you're really able to gain knowledge and life/career advice.
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Mechanical Engineer

May 2017 • Beaumont, TX

What I liked

The community

What I wish was different

Better mentorship

Advice

Keep opportunities open
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Chemical Engineering Intern

January - August 2018 • Pasadena, TX

What I liked

All of the projects completed and experienced gained. Gain real industry experience by completing the projects assigned at the site.

What I wish was different

Wish the company offers relocation stipend.

Advice

Knowing how to work with people coming from different backgrounds. Being open minded on all projects and offering input even if you think it's not useful.
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AEF PDP Summer Intern

May - August 2017 • Florham Park, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed the company culture, as well as the many opportunities and responsibilities I was granted over the course of the summer.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked more with their corporate audit team, but I enjoyed the work that I did throughout the summer.

Advice

Meet as many people as you can through networking - reach out to employees and interns in other departments, grab lunch or coffee, and really take advantage of every opportunity that you can.
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PDP Engineering Intern

May 2017 • Tarrytown, NY

What I liked

In my short time at the company I was able to work closely with scientists and engineers on real projects. I was also exposed to many different aspects of the chemical engineer, from research to production, marketing, and procurement.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given more responsibilities.

Advice

Work hard and ask lots of questions. Everyone wants to help you succeed.
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • San Diego, CA

What I liked

Good perks, positive work environment, friendly coworkers

What I wish was different

Needed more challenging projects

Advice

Always seek out more responsibility—opportunities won’t just be handed to you.
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I&I Summer Intern

June - August 2018 • Wyandotte, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed working in a relaxed environment filled with highly educated individuals conducting research they are passionate about.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more supervisor and peer involvement with my project. I was often left by myself to make design decisions only to completely revise material a week after implementation.

Advice

Communicate more with people outside your immediate office, building, and department. Become involved with other corporate programs and presentations around you while still dedicating enough time to excel in your assigned work.
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Chemical Laboratory Technician

May 2017 • McIntosh, AL

What I liked

I loved getting to work in my field and learning more about the industry part of chemistry. The people were also amazing and helpful and allowed me to grow professionally by letting me attend meetings and learning how to work within a lab system.

What I wish was different

I wish it was closer, that commute was no joke.

Advice

Having experience during undergraduate can open up so many doors. I tend to look at job postings for entry-level chemistry and most require 2-3 years of laboratory experience and now I have that!
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Computer Programmer

June - August 2018 • Ludwigshafen, Rhineland-Palatinate

What I liked

Living in Germany and having challenging tasks at work.

What I wish was different

I wish there would've been another programmer to work with - I was the only one around and pretty much had to teach myself everything about augmented reality programming.

Advice

Don't get caught up in trying to do your work as fast as possible because you'll end up pursuing the first solution you think of and it may not be the best one.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Freeport, TX

What I liked

It provided me with experience in the workforce and to see what it’s like to be an engineer. Sadly I didn’t get that much experience with actual mechanical engineering assignments but I was still able to experience meetings, see what they did etc.

What I wish was different

That I got to do more experience with mechanical engineering situations/assignments

Advice

Learn everything that you can. You never know what they might ask you to do.
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