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Bailey Wunderlich, Accounting/Finance Intern, Pierce Manufacturing

Bailey Wunderlich

How did you obtain your internship?

I obtained my internship through my network. My roommate worked at Oshkosh Corporate and her manager indicated to her there was a position open at Pierce. She presented him my resume and he directed it to Pierce. Fortunately, I received a call in the next few days and was able to interview for the open intern position.

How were you able to connect with other interns?

There are four interns in the finance department and luckily we have all had many opportunities to get to know each other. We work very close together so everyday we are able to connect on projects we are working on and cross train with each other to further our knowledge on the systems and processes used. Oshkosh Corporation also has numerous intern events throughout the summer allowing us to meet interns from different departments and segments.

What is the most important thing you learned while working at your internship?

I learned the importance of asking questions. Many times a project would be explained to me and I would feel I completely understood. Yet, the second I got back to my desk and started working on it a million questions would come up. I was nervous to bother my manager with continuous questions, but I learned questions are essential. It allows you to get the work done right the first time and further educates you about the project you are working on. 

Advice for Students to Find an Internship

My recommendation for students to find an internship is to network as much as possible. It takes numerous conversations with an employer for them to remember a face and name. Therefore, my advice for students is that it’s never too early to start networking.