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Whirlpool Corporation

WERLD Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Great work environment and culture. High impact project and exposure to leadership

What I wish was different

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Cooling Engineer

January - July 2019 • Amana, IA

What I liked

Large corporate structure but still felt like a small company. Everyone is willing to help out on projects.

What I wish was different

Larger training program to get students up to speed quicker

Advice

Always keep a logbook for your projects
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I liked the different events scheduled for the interns.

What I wish was different

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Scheduler

February 2012 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Working in a team environment, but minimal micromanaging.

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Finance intern

June - August 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I loved how open people were to meeting with interns and discussing anything from project-based questions to career and life paths. I felt valued and that my work was contributing to solutions for the company.

What I wish was different

Location is definitely not the company’s strongest area, but you get what you put in. I was intentional about spending my weekends in the area and found things to do.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to network! People are genuinely excited about interns and love talking with them. I reached out to multiple people across different functions to hear about what they do and get a sense of where I might want to end up. It was my way of interviewing the company throughout the summer to see if it was a place I would want to return. Doing the work on the front end makes it easier to make a decision at the tail end!
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Noise & Vibration Engineer

June 2016 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

My work contribution in the research & engineering division at Whirlpool gives me a great pleasure to always find that my work directly creates value to millions of consumers around the globe making their daily lives easier. The opportunity to work with a global team placed in 4 continents makes it highly exciting to bring the innovation that can commonly benefit even the cross-cultural interests. At Whirlpool, I was given the freedom to critically think, challenge ideas in a team & thus help towards bringing only the best work to reality on behalf of the company. I like that my insights, comments are always taken into consideration towards eventual decision making. At last, most importantly, managers & peers here push you above your limits while still being helpful with a positive intention to grow together inclusively.

What I wish was different

The fact that the company is huge & is diversified across continents, makes it hard initially, to find & meet the right people to reach out for collaboration as part of cross-functional projects. Although it doesn't result in heavy loss of time,. I wish there was a much seamless process to understand the overall roles, responsibilities & skill sets of employees working at any point of time.

Advice

The biggest take-away so far from my experience is: You can always be confident in demonstrating your work as long as you provide a clear line-of-thought that impacts the end-consumer - the key stakeholders. In this process, especially for fresh graduates, it's okay to make mistakes sometimes when you are new to the work force but what's more important is not to make the same mistake again"
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Global Supply Chain Leadership Development Program Intern

May - August 2018 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Whirlpool provided a great summer internship program. I was able to grow both personally and professionally from experiences provided to me inside and outside of the office. From participating in different Lunch and Learns with various company leaders, to volunteer opportunities in the community, to 1-1 meetings with people in different business functions - Whirlpool truly provided their interns with the best experience possible.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Business Analyst

May - August 2018 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Whirlpool had a heavy emphasis on networking. They often held workshops to update your LinkedIn, how to write good emails, etc. It was also required for me to give several presentations throughout my internship. I think I developed my communication and presentation skills.

What I wish was different

There was zero structure to the program. I often felt like I was wasting my time there. Whirlpool recruited for students with computer science/information systems/computer systems background...but our skills were not utilized. It was all more or less clerical work.

Advice

Utilize the resources around you and get involved with volunteer experiences. They lend to a more meaningful internship.
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Financial Development Program Intern

May - August 2017 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Company culture, business accumen exposure

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Network as much as you can as an intern. You’re in a special position where you need no reason besides “interest” to talk to all walks of employees.
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Global Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2017 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I liked how much freedom I had on my internship project.

What I wish was different

I did not like the happy hour intern events.

Advice

Do not be afraid to network while there.
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BUILD Extern

July - August 2017 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

It was a rewarding experience. I gained exposure to Supply Chain and participated in various group team-building activities along with a negotiations training.

What I wish was different

Advice

Take advantage of the networking opportunities available.
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Continuous Improvement Engineer Intern

May 2018 • Greenville, OH

What I liked

Received a lot of great support from those in the plant. The first week we spent simply meeting people so that we could sue them as resources. They allowed us the opportunity to see a lot of the whirlpool. I had a great manager and team that listened to what I had to say and gave me time to get there support on the project.

What I wish was different

The end of the internship presentation was really stressful as there were only 4 offers up for grabs out of the 11 interns. There centralized IT department was not great at giving support to the manufacturing facilities, which caused my internship to suffer since it heavily relied on their support. Even though I received a good review for my internship, and was told there were other offers available for those who didn't get in to the program, there wasn't really a clear path for that. There was no offer extended to me. All they said is if there is an opportunity I would like then I can let them know and they can help me through the process.

Advice

Make sure you communicate expectations for whats in scope and out of scope of the project. Turn to people early on to get the support needed. Consistently follow up with certain people that may be hard to schedule with.
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