APL encourages people to discover what they want to do and tries to pair them with those departments. So people can have a wide variety of options, in terms of career choices, while working at APL.
The best thing about APL is the people that it employs. There are a wide variety of different people, coming from all parts of the nation. Each one displays their own views and perceptions on an assortment of diverse topics.
As an intern, it was relatively easy for me to network and meet other people in different departments, many of which I would say have turned out to be good friends.
My supervisor helped me even before my internship started. I would ask him all sorts of questions and he would get back to me either the same day or the next day. Definitely, that is one of the things I like about APL; you could ask just about anyone for help, and they will try to help or find someone who can help.
One of the things that I would recommend would be to spread the word about the things that APL does, and the impact in has on the welfare of the United States of America. I would tell people that once you work for APL, it will be a place to stay for a long time.