Pros: management, co-workers, company culture, competitve pay
Cons: job security
While my official title at Oshkosh Corporation is International Marketing Intern, in reality I am known as the person who can do everything. Hats I wear here include travel agent, researcher extraordinaire, PowerPoint, Word and Excel guru, bid tracker, procurement specialist, and warranty and certification officer.
We are a growing department where – more... everyone has to pitch in, and I thrive on the excitement of being involved at every level of each project. I learned how to implement the skills that I acquired through my education at UW Oshkosh into everyday tasks. I also perfected the importance of self-initiative and task-follow through with little supervision. My managers and supervisors allowed me to run with my ideas and develop new processes to improve efficiency within our company.
Although working in the International department was very taxing at times due to the need to facilitate communication across seas, this allowed me to improve my time-management skills, along with becoming more adapatable and flexible. Often requiring long hours, working with our sales and service representatives abroad was extremely difficult at times; however, this was an extremely rewarding and enjoyable experience. Providing support to our International team as well as other cross-functional teams helped me to gain insight into various different chapters of the company, and I greatly enjoyed assisting with the bidding process as it pertained to each individual department. – less