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Austin, Intern

Process Improvement Specialist, Lab Operations

“At Glidewell, I definitely gained an appreciation for teeth. Before coming here, teeth were just part of your mouth; they were nothing special. After coming here, I definitely gained an appreciation for how they’re made: what goes into making each different tooth, how they’re different from each other, and all the steps that go into it. But besides that, I definitely gained an appreciation for project management. I had a lot of projects I was part of, that I led, and it was a good experience to get that under my belt. It allowed me to grow as a person and as an employee. It was just a great time at Glidewell.

“Glidewell, in itself, is a pretty unique company. There are 70 different nationalities represented at Glidewell. It’s just a very unique and diverse culture here. And part of that is just experiencing different cultures that Glidewell has to offer. You learn new stuff every day from different people from different parts of the world. It was pretty unique, getting outside of the Orange County bubble and really experiencing the world while working at Glidewell.

“One thing Anthony taught me to do was to always ask, 'Why?' Never take anything at face value and always think critically about each thing. And that was really important, I think, asking ‘why’ for different situations, especially in the job that I was in. It really taught me to grow, to never be comfortable with the way something is currently, and to always try to think of ways to improve that.

“I would tell the interns to really enjoy your time here. It goes by really quick. I know it’s just a summer internship, but the days flew by very quickly. And to just really learn to enjoy it. While you’re at the job, take the opportunity to learn as much as you can because it’s really a rewarding experience being here, and I really enjoyed the opportunities that I had when I was able to have fun and be productive at my job at the same time.”

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