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Whirlpool Corporation

engineering intern

May - August 2021 • Clyde, OH

What I liked

My duties were appropriate for a college-level intern. I had a chance to work alongside seasoned engineers.My hours were reasonable.

What I wish was different

parking spaces were always crammed.

Advice

always ask your supervisor in case you're not sure about something.
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Floor operator

May - August 2021 • Ottawa, OH

What I liked

I liked the people there and the fact that there was always work to do.

What I wish was different

I wish conditions such as temperature/ covid 19 policies were updated and thought about instead of ignored.

Advice

Always stay busy. Bosses like that even if it's just sweeping the floor.
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Human Resources Intern

May - September 2021 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

The role was a part-time externship in which I had the opportunity to learn more about Whirlpool and their functions. Having accepted a full-time return offer this summer, I feel prepared to enter Whirlpool feeling confident about their culture and business functions as a whole.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more opportunity to explore HR work explicitly. The externship was not only geared towards HR externs, but finance, engineering, and marketing as well. It sometimes felt like the work was all over the place.

Advice

Take advantage of your mentor. They're there to help and guide you. Although we were only required to meet once a month, my mentor and I met weekly and discussed not only Whirlpool and HR topics, but also general business and life skills.
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Finance Development Program Intern

May - August 2021 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I really enjoyed the exposure and challenge the program offered. Coming into the internship I was very nervous and did not know what to expect. I really enjoyed the help I was able to receive from GVSU Alum and other people who have been in the program. It was a very collaborative work environment and everyone was looking to help.

What I wish was different

I wish it could have been in-person. It was a virtual internship, which made it difficult at first. But after a few weeks I was able to adjust and excel.

Advice

I would tell people not to be scared to ask question and to make sure to network. The most important thing is that they know your interest in the program as well as they want to know you are trying your hardest to excel on your project.
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Quality Engineer Co-op

May - August 2021 • Clyde, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed this experience being a manufacturing environment as it taught me a lot about the engineering role and the engineering world. I learned how to operate machines and how to report problems to my colleagues as well as how to solve these problems. The spirit of teamwork and efficiency was really something to behold.

What I wish was different

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Electrical Engineering Intern

August 2020 • Clyde, OH

What I liked

It is very nice factory *read in borat voice*

What I wish was different

chairs were not that comfortable

Advice

its just a lot of learning. Be ready for anything
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Real Whirled Sales Intern

June - August 2020 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I love Whirlpool's company culture, the opportunities interns had to learn about the company through networking opportunities and lunch and learns, and the resources they give to help their interns grow as professionals. I also loved the team I worked on, and getting to know them as I completed my project.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask a lot of questions, and talk to as many people as possible!
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Finance Intern

June - August 2020 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

The people! I loved my team and everyone I connected with. Everyone is willing to help and caring. The culture is unbelievable!

What I wish was different

They made the transition to being virtual very pleasant and easy, however, I wish it was kept at the original 12 weeks instead of 6.

Advice

Network!! Everyone is more than willing to set up a time to have a coffee chat so take advantage of it!
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Corporate Accounting Intern

May - August 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the breadth of experience I obtained in relation to corporate taxation. I learned a wide variety of concepts and software programs used in the workplace.

What I wish was different

I wish I had approached this internship with more confidence. I was very flighty at the beginning.

Advice

I would come in prepared to work, keep your head down, and always be ready to learn.
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Human Resources Intern

May - August 2018 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Whirlpool is a family-oriented company. I liked the company-wide professional development events. These events made it easier to learn about different aspects of the business. I also enjoyed the event held for the interns halfway through the internship.

What I wish was different

I wish the HR internship were more structured and collaborative. I didn't get the chance to interact with my cohort as much as I would have liked to.

Advice

Take advantage of the opportunity to meet with people cross-functionally and with business leaders.
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Finance intern

June - August 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I enjoyed the ability to network with leaders from various functions of Finance. We were also paired with a buddy in the full-time program and a mentor who was a senior manager.

What I wish was different

The location doesn’t have many things for young adults, but the company did a great job of planning events for interns.

Advice

Take the first step! Don’t be afraid to ask someone to lunch and learn about their role. The employees truly value interns and view them as future talent.
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Enginering inter

March 2018 - August 2019 • Clyde, OH

What I liked

The people and the culture along with the huge facility.

What I wish was different

The amount of time I got to spend there.

Advice

It was one of the best experiences of my life.
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Supply Chain Analyst Intern

May - August 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Whirlpool gives interns very impactful projects and the support needed to be successful.

What I wish was different

Obtaining access to certain programs took a while sometimes, which is difficult when trying to complete objectives in a short 12 weeks. I wish interns were either pre-authorized for access to the programs they need, or their requests were expedited.

Advice

Utilize the amazing opportunity to network with senior managers and mentors.
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Communications Intern

June 2018 - March 2019 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

I liked the experience of working within a corporate environment and learning from co-workers there. The experience helped illuminate the direction in business I will pursue as well as the environment I would prefer.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to present information to a group of employees within my field as that is a skill that I wanted to work on, but due to a couple of time conflicts I never got the chance until the end of my time there.

Advice

The corporate life is not for everyone. I know at first I was starstruck and felt like it was everything I thought it would be. However, as I started to get a greater sense of the month after month lifestyle of colleagues I realized that this environment has a huge impact on overall health. The office is not an ideal space for a person and it showed as a lot of the workers I met were stressed and seeking ways to cope with many problems that had surfaced since working at a desk for a few years. This also began to take a toll on me and became part of the reason I decided to leave and explore more varieties of work that would help build my skill set and get my mind and self back to a healthy state.
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Supply Quality Engineer Co-op

June 2019 • Amana, IA

What I liked

Plenty of opportunities to run your own projects and work on management skills.

What I wish was different

Sometimes my directions were too vague and conflicted with previous directions, but not often.

Advice

This is a great position to take if you are outgoing and willing to talk to plenty of suppliers to solve real world issues. Be prepared to work hard and learn a lot of practical skills you will use for the rest of your career.
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Trade Customer Specialst

May - August 2017 • Benton Harbor, MI

What I liked

Work environment and modern facility

What I wish was different

More opportunities for interns to converse with other employers and higher ups.

Advice

Be prepared to work very hard and learn a lot of information quickly.
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PDx Intern

March - August 2019 • St. Joseph, MI

What I liked

I like how I was able to network a lot and job shadow a different person once a week. I also like how I did real tasks that truly made an impact.

What I wish was different

I wish my boss would have been a little more free, he just had a million other tasks he needed to get done.

Advice

Don’t be scared to speak up and ask a question to anyone you are working with. They all want to help you out and see you succeed.
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Supply Chain Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Joseph, MI

What I liked

Such a great company with an amazing culture. They give you real projects to work on and trust you with a lot. The internship program is very organized and they made sure you were on the best teams in the company. Overall, an amazing summer in Michigan!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had the opportunity to return, but my situation didn't allow for it.

Advice

Whenever you go somewhere new live like you're never going to be there again! It was so fun to go explore and try new things all around Michigan and surrounding states. Make sure you plan ahead so the weekends can be full of travel and adventures.
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WERLD Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Joseph, MI

What I liked

I loved the culture of Whirlpool; even though I was an intern, I felt like a real engineer and a real part of the team. Everyone was very friendly and always willing to help me learn something new.

What I wish was different

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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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