I worked at Allegheny Ludlum as an intern
Very developed co-op program - everyone had a 4-month project that could be extended to another rotation Engineers provided good guidance on projects
Some projects were duds - intern would finish within 4 weeks then have smaller menial tasks to work on for the remaining rotation
Advice to Management
First find projects suitable for an intern then hire an intern to fill that project
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Allegheny Ludlum (Pittsburgh, PA) in March 2012.
Standard process for an intern interview process. Started at an engineering co-op fair hosted by the university. At the stand for the company there was a brief 5-10 minute interview with HR personnel at the stand then you added your name to a list for followup interviews over the next 2 days. The very next day I came for a longer 30 minute interview with same HR personnel. After they invited me for an onsite interview with the plant manager, senior process engineer, and entry level process engineer.
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