-Flexible hours during Summer (and in general, from what I hear)
-Very intelligent people that offer their knowlege from past experiences
-Personally, my assignmnents/objectives related well to the engineering industry; real-world experience
-Traveling (some may find this a positive; I would prefer not to)
Advice to Potential Interns
As an intership, this offers a great experience to start a young career anywhere (based on my engineering co-op). Take everything seriously and professional, all the way from the initial interview to your final presentation. It appears the students who exceed are the ones who put every effort into their project possible. The ones who are average or below average do not take their projects seriously or professionally.
Advice to Management
-Communicate better with the co-ops between accepted offer after interview through the first week of work. At one point a few weeks before I started work here, I wasn't even sure if I still had a job (even though I accepted an offer)
-Certain aspects of the position that I accepted were not true, some positive some negative; I believe some of this was due to personnel changes/shifts within the company. From the time I accepted the job offer until I started work, I had (3) manager changes. I think this also contributed to the miscommunication prior to starting work.