http://www.txtav.com/careers

Textron Aviation

Avionics and Electrical Systems

May 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Applying the knowledge learned in class as well as having an incredibly helpful supervisor

What I wish was different

Honestly, I can't think of anything except wishing summer were longer

Advice

You don't know what you don't ask, always be prepared to learn, and know that in this field you will never stop learning
Be the first to mark this as helpful

System Design Engineering Intern

May 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I liked the experience and the real world applications I was able to apply from classes to my internship.

What I wish was different

More time to venture out and see different parts of the business and industry.

Advice

Take any and all opportunities that come across your path. You’ll learn regardless of what you’re doing.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Engineering intern

May 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Lots of intern networking opportunities to meet management and other interns.

What I wish was different

Did not get to work with other interns on projects.

Advice

If you work hard and learn you will get a return offer and have a very good chance of a full time job out of college.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Sales/ Marketing Intern

April - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Massive company with many different avenues for success. They really strive to make intern's experience as good as possible and really support the hiring of interns.

What I wish was different

Little bit more direction would be nice.

Advice

Don't go through the motions. Go in with a full head of steam and don't worry about sounding stupid, try to learn as much as possible.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

sales intern

May - July 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I liked that I got good experience through the internship.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more training and guidance throughout my time there on what I was working on.

Advice

I would say that you should definitely ask questions at your internship and try to glean any information you can during your time there.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Process engineering Intern

May 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I loved being able to work in a team environment and see what my future in a business would look like. This company is very team driven and I could always asked for help when I needed it. They were always willing to help me excel and learn new things about this industry. There were also a lot of opportunities to see different aspects of the company to be able to experience what you may want to do in your future career.

What I wish was different

One thing I wish that could've been different was being able to work more one on one with some of the interns. There was only one other intern on my team and we were both at different locations so it was hard for us to be able to collaborate our ideas together. Some other areas of the company had more opportunities to work with other interns.

Advice

Always do the fun things that the company provides you! You will meet so many new people and gain a lot of different connections.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Accountant Intern

March 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I really enjoyed how they had a lot of activities that involved getting to know the company better as well as my fellow finance/accounting interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask questions and take notes!
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Business Analyst

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I liked working with all of the people.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

Structures Engineer Intern

August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Good exposure and experience to lots of processes and projects.

What I wish was different

More in-depth work. More interpersonal interaction.

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

Business Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I enjoyed meeting new people and developing relationships that I will never forget. I also enjoyed learning new knowledge and applying it to my work.

What I wish was different

I wish it would have been organized a little bit better.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions or to seem dumb because there is always someone willing to help and as long as you try your hardest you won't look dumb.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Process Engineer

May 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunity that Textron allowed me to learn and demonstrate my electrical expertise. This position is hands on and each day is a different day. Textron also allowed me to tour and shadow different positions that I’ve had interest in.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been assigned to another PE to really understand a day and life within their shoes.

Advice

For most, this will be the first time being immersed in a large corporate job. Immerse yourself and absorb as much and I repeat AS MUCH as you can and show that you want to be there and prove to be a valuable asset. A company is not expecting you to come in with these skills ready to go but is looking for someone willing to learn.
1 person found this helpful

Aircraft Support Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Everyone at Textron Aviation was very friendly and willing to help us in any way possible. My boss was personally invested in my success and helped me develop my strengths. There were lots of tours of other parts of the business so that we got to see all of the available options we could apply for. We even had opportunities to shadow other departments.

What I wish was different

I wish that we could have job shadowed before having to apply for the position we wanted as a return internship or full-time job.

Advice

Network! Go to everything you can. Talk to everyone available to you. They are there to help you.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Customer Account Management Intern

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I loved the people I worked with as well as all of the unique experiences that come with working in the aviation industry.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more of a set plan. However, that was due to things that were out of my supervisors control.

Advice

As you start, make an effort to get to know as many people as possible. They will prove to be great resources as you continue through your internship.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Advanced Design Engineer

July - September 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I liked how much of a real world experience it was

What I wish was different

I would have liked it to be a bit close to home, but that’s about it

Advice

Probably that it’s all about who you know and who you can meet. I was given a return offer because of the people I met in the company.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Customer Service Representative Intern

May - August 2016 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I enjoyed that it was a hands on experience and I was able to work on different projects during my time there

What I wish was different

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

Process Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

Be prepared all the time
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Electronics Modules Intern

January 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

I have been given tasks that have real impact and real engineering principles associated.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be the first to mark this as helpful

Material and Process Engineer

May - August 2018 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Got the opportunity to learn abiut engineering outside of the classroom, good experience with machining and overall scientific methods at the company level.

What I wish was different

A bit longer and maybe more time to work on some projects that I didnt get to see fully through.

Advice

Go into an internship like you need to learn, it's honestly amazing how much you might already know and can build off of.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Accounting

May 2017 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Everyday is a new challenge. It is real world experience. You learn so much that will transfer across all businesses.

What I wish was different

Nothing my internship was perfect.

Advice

Apply. Apply. Apply. It doesn't matter how many times you get turned down. It matters how much interview experience you have. You have to interview to get that experience and there is no way to simulate that process.
Be the first to mark this as helpful

Interior Engineer Intern

May 2016 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Real world applications. Textron Aviation gave me an opportunity to put what I’ve learned to work in meaningful ways towards projects that support aviation now and in the future.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had started my internship a year earlier.

Advice

Make sure, above all else, that you have established good relationships in the company that you intern with.
Be the first to mark this as helpful