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Bell Flight

Supply Chain Intern

June - August 2021 • Hurst, TX

What I liked

Everything. The company culture, the projects. It was all a great experience

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Ask as many questions as possible. Don't pretend like you know everything
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Flight Test Engineer

June - August 2020 • Arlington, TX

What I liked

I liked the fact that I was able to attend in person and work closely with the product (Bell 525 helicopters). My coworkers were friendly and very knowledgeable. They loved their jobs and telling people about what they did.

What I wish was different

I felt like there was a lot of time where I was not able to do anything productive, and was left to find people to talk to and learn from. Part of that was due to the circumstances, but I wish I could have been more useful. Kind of along the same line, I wish I knew more what I was supposed to do in a given day. A big portion of my job was open ended and I did not want to be clueless or bug the same people, but I also did not want to miss something I was supposed to do.

Advice

If you get an internship at Bell, don't be afraid to ask questions. I felt like one of the least qualified people there, and I certainly was, but the internship was really not about what I could contribute to Bell, it was about what Bell could teach me. Their program is basically like a big training experience, letting you learn how to be a good employee in their company.
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Electrical Engineer

May 2017 - December 2018 • Hurst, TX

What I liked

Everybody was very friendly, ready to teach and get you excited about working at Bell. They let you get as involved as you want to be, and if you ask for harder challenges, you will get them.

What I wish was different

Sometimes you had to ask for more work because they didn't really had a plan for what interns would do coming in. However, once I showed my abilities, it kicked off pretty quick.

Advice

Be ready to speak up and ask for challenges if you want to really show what you can do.
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Mechanical Systems Intern

May - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I liked the company culture. I enjoyed the work I was a part of at Bell. The internship program was very well organized. There were many people at Bell that helped me along the way.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know your boss. Take time to introduce yourself and ask questions.
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Structural Engineer

June 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Challenging work that really lets me use knowledge of structures and mathematics

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to sit so long!

Advice

If you're going to work here, get a standing desk!
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Commercial Sales Intern

June - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

The culture, the team I worked on, the exposure to other parts of the business, and the product.

What I wish was different

More cross-functional projects.

Advice

Get to know your team! Your net worth is your network.
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Fatigue and Fracture Intern

May - August 2019 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I loved Bell's atmosphere of inclusion and innovation. The company is at the unique time in its history where it's reforming their business model and at the same time competing for multiple military contracts. The work was always interesting and meaningful so I never felt that I wasn't there to do something not important.

What I wish was different

I wish it would've been a longer internship!

Advice

Make sure you get to know people. Not only for the purpose of networking but also just because there is always something interesting to learn.
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Procurement intern

May - August 2018 • Amarillo, TX

What I liked

Other interns

What I wish was different

Location

Advice

Ask for work
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Process Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

Location, company mission, type of work

What I wish was different

Wish I had more responsibilities

Advice

You need to be passionate about Bell's products snd mission
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HR Labor Relations Intern

May - August 2017 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I loved the Labor Relations team and my Supervisor. I also loved the work that I got to do with the company. They give interns a lot of responsibility and opportunities to show initiative. I also thought that the structure of the internship like how we were placed and how they introduced us to each other and the company was really amazing.

What I wish was different

I was not really a fan of their Human Resource Department. Although the people were very nice, there was so much division and miscommunication between the different functions and it made the environment a bit uncomfortable and made you not want to get to know other functions.

Advice

No matter how good or bad your team is, get to know people in other functions and divisions of the company. Even though I was in HR, I got to know some of the managers in Production Engineering and other divisions of the company and it was an incredible learning experience.
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LDP Finance Intern

May - August 2017 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I liked all the support and mentorship I received from my team.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have always had something to do. We had a lot of downtime in between projects.

Advice

Always be willing to ask questions and make suggestions.
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Aerospace Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

- Endless opportunities for learning - day to day through my projects, by talking to coworkers, through access to higher level management to meet with, and through tours of various testing and manufacturing facilities. - Given meaningful work - my name is now on two drawings of parts of the AH-1Z. In order to implement my projects I had to present and sell them to the government, and I was given complete freedom and trust to do so. - The Bell employees and my fellow interns were friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable. - The HR department does a great job running the intern program itself - well organized, lots of resources, always available to answer questions. - Bell is owned by Textron. All Textron interns get access to all business unit opportunities before the general public does - I got return offers for Bell and Textron Systems!

What I wish was different

Honestly, not much! The only thing I really didn't like was the weather, but that was expected with Texas summers.

Advice

- Fully commit to the experience! Bell and Textron are really looking to invest in and develop their interns to become world-class engineers. Take advantage of all of the learning and networking you can. You're working within a short walk of some of the best helicopter engineers in the world! - Consider applying to Boot Camp - that's how I got my foot in the door.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2018 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

One-on-one mentors, Real-world assignments, intern social events, great company culture, off-site visits to suppliers, intern visibility to leadership

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Take this opportunity to join a team that will challenge, support, and help you learn about the supply chain of military and commercial helicopters, and many of the other innovations they have in the pipeline. You'll have an array of opportunities when you intern at Bell---say yes to ALL of them. They're well worth your time.
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Procurement Intern

May - August 2018 • Amarillo, TX

What I liked

It's a really good first internship program. They do a really good job of getting you real hands-on experience. The management is really good at making sure you have the tools you need to be successful. There's a lot of opportunity to go around Textron, not just at Bell and definitely utilize that!

What I wish was different

I wish there was more interaction between different departments. They had tried to do somethings but it wasn't until the last week of the internship, and that was hard to feel like it mattered at that point.

Advice

There's a lot of room to succeed, but you have to really take initiative. Saying to yourself, "I'm just going to do it because I need to do gain experience" is super important. Don't be afraid, and they're all super nice, so they're willing to help!
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Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Piney Flats, TN

What I liked

Great company and values. Lots of hands on opportunities.

What I wish was different

Different location.

Advice

Communication is key.
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Environmental health and Safety intern

May - August 2018 • Fort Worth, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity to work on a vareity of projects.

What I wish was different

I wish the work had been more demanding. There were times when I felt under-utlized or bored.

Advice

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