In my opinion, the best part of my internship was the variety and broadness of the experiences I had and the people I met. I got to work with Mechanical Engineers (my major), Electrical Engineers, the Firmware team, as well as the technicians. Based on the nature of the tasks that I completed I was able to grow a large network and know a lot of people outside of the team that I work on. I also really enjoyed the company culture of flexibility in when you show up to work, leave work, doctor's appointments, etc. I also really liked all of the hands-on stuff that I got to do.
The most frustrating thing for me was that I knew that there was a number of things I needed to do in my first few weeks, but I didn't know what I needed to do. There was no easy-access compiled list of all the HR/new hire tasks I needed to complete. The other not as desirable aspect was sometimes there simply wasn't any work for me to do, which I know was a part of the nature of the position and work, but I really liked when there was stuff for me to do.
Advice to Potential Interns
HP culture is very unique. They are pretty flexible and understanding. HP is very focused on quality. They also believe that diversity within the company is a great strength.
Sample Interview Questions
I was asked to explain the law of conservation of energy and apply it to a waterfall evaluating the energy situation before the water fell, as it was falling, and at the bottom.