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AT&T Summer Extern

June - July 2020 • Buffalo, NY

What I liked

The knowledge and experiences shared by guest speakers. In addition, their training modules were very informative and full of good information.

What I wish was different

Actually being there in person to get to know the other externs

Advice

Self starter, manage your own time and don’t be afraid to ask questions whenever in doubt, you might spark a really good conversation out of that question.
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Sales executive

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Go into every internship or job opportunity with the intent to learn as much as possible from as many people as possible. Use every resource and talk to every person you can. You’ll never regret the things you learn.
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Full-Stack Software Engineer

June 2019 • Middletown Township, NJ

What I liked

Lots of opportunities to learn and network. Uses new and old technologies depending on the team you are put in.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. You’re there to learn and prove yourself. The team will train you as needed, come in with an open mind.
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Customer Service Representative

September 2011 • Minneapolis, MN

What I liked

What I wish was different

I would like to see more stability in work schedules, more office morale, more opportunities for growth within the company.

Advice

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GEN Intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I learned so much about the company itself while also building my networking and computer skills. Everyone at the company was willing to help me learn or help me with my tasks, and going to work was a joy every day.

What I wish was different

You don't get to necessarily pick your desired department, but I still had a blast in the one I was put in.

Advice

Network and build relationships with your supervisors and up because these relationships could last a lifetime!
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Retail Marketing Sales

June - August 2019 • Shreveport, LA

What I liked

I loved the free space and ease of the job. I loved to learned different techniques to sales and marketing products.

What I wish was different

I wish we weren’t pressured to get people to purchase entertainment.

Advice

If you go into something with an open mind and good attitude. You should excel in the learning experience.
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Universal agent

January 2016 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Experience gained through working.

What I wish was different

More challenging tasks

Advice

Gather as much experience as you can and have a learner mindset.
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Public Sector Intern

June - August 2019 • Oakton, VA

What I liked

I liked the connections I made the opportunities I received. I met a lot of great people and learned a lot from them.

What I wish was different

I wish my location was not so far from my home and I also wish my supervisor was more flexible with my work schedule and the task I was responsible for.

Advice

In any internship, try to meet as many people as you can. Ask them what they do and why they work for the company. You will be surprise at the different tasks each person does and why they like to work for the company.
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Cost Analyst Intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I loved the company's culture and the vast amount of opportunities presented to me.

What I wish was different

At times, I had nothing to do and found myself keeping myself busy.

Advice

Networking within a company is so important. I was able to reach out to people who were not in my division and people who were not even based in Dallas. Networking made my experience worth it.
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Sales Rep

May - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Culture of the compnay

What I wish was different

The hours worked

Advice

Door to door sales is not for everyone
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Bothell, WA

What I liked

Great culture, tons of fun and exciting projects to work on with lots of time for mentorship and learning. My personal boss and all mentors were extremely kind and understanding of what I wanted to do and how things were progressing. My work felt valuable and beneficial.

What I wish was different

The pay was definitely not as competitive for the Seattle area, however, the main issue around that is 2500$ can barely fit one month of rent in Seattle much less 3. The hardware was also severely outdated and complicated a lot of work or slowed it significantly.

Advice

Check out their compensation package to make sure you can afford to go wherever it is. Although I wouldn't recommend this as a first choice above the big N, it would get a strong recommendation as to the culture and potential work is well worth the takeback in compensation. A note, my experience seems to be rather unique because of my boss as he was very much focused on having us get as much out of it as we could. Some of my peers did not have a good time due to apathetic managers and such so take this with a grain of salt.
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Technology Development Program Intern

May - August 2019 • St. Louis, MO

What I liked

I honestly had an amazing time with AT&T in the TDP program. I was assigned to a cybersecurity project, and it proved to be so educational. I had no idea what kinds of tasks were involved in this field, but this internship gave me that opportunity to get my hands dirty. But of course, I also loved the people I worked with and my fellow intern class. It was a blast, and I definitely recommend AT&T to others!

What I wish was different

Honestly, I had a great time, and I wouldn't change a lot about my experience. However, I can only wish that my internship was in a different city that I would rather be in. This actually was accommodated in my return offer, which speaks volumes about AT&T and their care for their employees!

Advice

Some advice I wish I had going into my experience would be: don't hesitate to reach out and network with your mentors, co-workers, and leaders within your office and the company at large. The family at AT&T wants you to succeed. They give you the resources to do so. Don't be afraid to reach out and network with these people to advance your career and to chase after your goals!
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National security

June 2019 • Columbia, MD

What I liked

The experience

What I wish was different

Having more experience prior to interning.

Advice

Study hard, work harder.
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Technical Business Manager Intern

June - August 2019 • Middletown Township, NJ

What I liked

I enjoyed the work life balance, the culture of the company, the internship program, and the people that I worked with. Every intern was extremely talented in their own way and the internship program was designed to help us all learn more about cutting edge technologies, business strategies, and corporate methodologies. The directors, mentors, and business partners gave meaningful work that could provide value to the company and gave guidance throughout the summer. When tired, there was ping pong, Mario Kart, Smash Bros, FIFA, and other recreational games that were available. There were many opportunities to grow and it was awesome working on a large campus with a Fortune 10 company.

What I wish was different

I wish there was free food in their cafeteria for lunch. Also, I wish their was an easier way to get around their large campus, such as scooters or bicycles.

Advice

Always be hungry to learn new things. It is important to be eager to grow and willing to absorb as much knowledge as possible. Classes at university can only teach you so much; largely, many of the useful skills are developed on the job and in the industry.
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Public Sector

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

I loved the number of connections I built amongst my fellow interns and full-time employees. The skills that I learned and improved on since my last summer internship came in handy with my summer project, and being able to collaborate and talk with fellow interns that I had met over the summer and from previous summers made me feel like I was not alone.

What I wish was different

I wish that I was able to be closer to my supervisor then in a remote location away from them and her team. In the end, it gave me a great learning experience on how to communicate through emails, video chats, and etc. effectively without losing anything in cyber translation.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask for help. Asking questions is the most effective way to make sure things are done properly and timely. If you have to ask multiple times how to do things, that's okay. in the end it will be for everyone's benefit. Even asking for outside help and opinions is okay because having a fresh set of eyes can make the difference between looking over a small mistake or finding a better solution to a problem.
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Software Engineering

June - August 2019 • Middletown Township, NJ

What I liked

I liked the workspace and that as long as you got your work done, there wasn't much day-to-day structure.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

You have to be self-motivated, no one is watching you every minute of every day to ensure you do your work.
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Finance Intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

AT&T is an amazing company! The culture of the corporate HQ and the ability to make friends with the fellow interns. The amount of work and skills gained.

What I wish was different

I wish we had more time to speak one on one with executives but this is difficult as they are always busy

Advice

To be your true self and don’t be afraid to make mistakes. You’ll learn more than you do succeed.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Middletown Township, NJ

What I liked

The office environment was very relaxed, while still maintaining a professional atmosphere. Projects were unique and allowed me to develop skills I would not have learned in school. New office space with open floor and dual/ultrawide monitors.

What I wish was different

While the projects I worked on were interesting, the requirements were not very well defined. I wish it was a bit more of a set plan, rather than figuring it out as we go. This experience definitely varies from person to person.

Advice

Establish a connection with the other interns in your program, it will make the summer very fun!
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Business Intern

June - August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

The people at the company are very welcoming and I enjoyed the company culture. You can tell that they care about their interns.

What I wish was different

I wish they would have given me more challenging tasks. Some of the work seemed trivial and unimportant. I wanted to feel like I was making a difference.

Advice

I would advise an intern to meet as many people as possible and try to get practice networking.
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Account Creation Specialist

June 2018 • Logan, UT

What I liked

Atmosphere

What I wish was different

Consistent employment

Advice

Easier done than said
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