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AECOM

Field engineer intern

June - August 2022 • Chicago, IL

What I liked

Smart and welcoming people. big company, challenges, and diverse projects. Definitely a solid, well respected company and they prove it.

What I wish was different

Would have liked access to software for document control. However, it depends on project and client more than AECOM.

Advice

Match the drawings with the actual site project. Become familiar with DOT specs.
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Construction Intern III

May - August 2022 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

The vast amount of experience within the company from full supervision to me doing the work by myself.

What I wish was different

N/A perfect job

Advice

Ask a lot of questions about anything.
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Transportation Construction Engineering Intern

May - July 2021 • Grand Rapids, MI

What I liked

I loved the connections and varies jobs that I was exposed to besides my internship title. There was a lot of flexibility regarding my experiences in Grand Rapids such as going to various landmarks and traveling on weekends with my personal rental vehicle.

What I wish was different

Ring notified if all the materials I needed before I got there when I came to housing.

Advice

Reach out and talk to everybody because the connections you make will help you far past year career choice.
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environmental engineering intern

June 2021 • Newark, DE

What I liked

Flexible work schedule, mix of both office and field work, applicable to my interests

What I wish was different

NA

Advice

100% worth applying- a very positive experience. You will learn a lot!
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FP&A Intern

June - August 2019 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I was involved in meaningful projects that contributed to the FP&A team's reporting processes. The internship challenged me to learn and adapt quickly, while improving useful skills along the way such as Excel financial modeling. I had access to AECOM's regional and corporate executives on a daily basis. The internship paid well and provided many corporate benefits.

What I wish was different

The FP&A internship coincided with the FP&A team's planning season which meant my manager was consistently busy with deadlines. While he did his best to provide me with the resources I needed to succeed, communication and deadlines were not always clearly communicated and assistance was not always accessible when needed.

Advice

Always be prepared in FP&A as ad hoc reporting is part of the daily routine. New reports are always needed to improve existing reporting structures and processes. It provides a chance to show off creative abilities and talent under pressure.
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Contracts Intern

May - August 2019 • Chantilly, VA

What I liked

I liked the people that worked there the most. I enjoyed getting to know my supervisor and having one-on-one contract lessons.

What I wish was different

My supervisor was a bit busy working on classified material, that I could not help with.

Advice

Look for opportunities in every aspect of the job not just in your department.
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Environmental health and safety

July - September 2019 • Sacramento, CA

What I liked

Learned a lot about many different career paths. Great experience networking and getting into the work world.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have continued into the school year.

Advice

Get to know as many people as you can and learn about what they do.
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Civil Enigineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Cleveland, OH

What I liked

The real life engineering experience that you cannot get within a classroom and getting to work many different project with engineering professionals.

What I wish was different

The internship was awesome in every aspect, there's nothing that I wish was different.

Advice

If youre unsure about an internship, take it anyways. Internships are for learning and gaining experience. Its just as important to know what you dislike as it is knowing what you do like. Do not be afraid to take on tasks that you think is too much for you. The more you can learn and the more experience you have, the better off you are for when you graduate and start looking for full time jobs. Be personable, make friendships within the company, and build your network. Be comfortable with being uncomfortable!
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Traffic/ITS Intern

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Location, flexibility and projects I worked on

What I wish was different

It was a great experience, commute was a little expensive but it was worth it.

Advice

Be on top of things at your internship and be consistent in your work. Don't hesitate to pitch in any ideas or to ask questions. You co-workers were once at your place. Also, keep in touch with them. I got a full-time offer at my colleague's previous firm. Making connections and knowing about your colleague's and project manager's work experience can help you a lot to land a job and give you a different perspective about the corporate world.
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Industrial Water/Wastewater Intern

May 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I loved the opportunity to work independently on significant projects, while having access to supervision and guidance.

What I wish was different

I wish the company connected interns internally with each other earlier in the summer.

Advice

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Engineering intern

June - August 2019 • Titusville, FL

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Never give up on trying to find an internship! I thought I had run out of options for a summer job until at the last second Themis opportunity came up, and I’m so excited that it did.
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Civil Engineering Intern

August 2018 • Akron, OH

What I liked

Making money

What I wish was different

Make more money

Advice

Work hard and you will make money
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Construction Inspector Intern

May - August 2019 • Wilmington, DE

What I liked

Exposure to the construction idustry

What I wish was different

Different projects Co-workers that were my age

Advice

be patient
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Transportation Engineering Intern

April 2018 • Murray, UT

What I liked

I gained experience in various aspects of the field I am interested in.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been given a specific project to handle, instead of simply pitching in on various projects.

Advice

Be proactive in seeking responsibilities.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Very relaxing work environment with lots of opportunities to learn.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Summer Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Morehead City, NC

What I liked

I was on a small, tight-knit team so I got to know my coworkers really well. I was immediately immersed in the team's project and felt that my contributions were important and valued. I received a lot of hands-on engineering experiences and learned general workplace skills that you can't get in school.

What I wish was different

Because we were at a small office separated from the rest of the company, I didn't get to meet many people in general, much less people in various company roles. I really appreciated our unique environment but this was one small drawback.

Advice

Really dive into the project as much as your skills will allow! Be open to learning to do new things you're not necessarily familiar with, as all these skills are helpful in the engineering workplace.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Everyone at Aecom was very helpful and friendly. Everyone was willing to go out of there way to explain in detail if you have a question. Also, my group participated in a lunch and learn every other week where we would do a powerpoint on a topic you would like to talk about in the engineering field.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change a thing working for Aecom.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask, anyone is willing to provide an answer.
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Aviation Planning Intern

May 2019 • Murray, UT

What I liked

I learned about job opportunities that I didn't know were related to my degree.

What I wish was different

I wish that I would of started in Aviation related degree instead of Education.

Advice

I enjoyed doing this internship because it helped me see how my classes and future degree can be incorporated in the Administration aspect.
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Project Management Specialist

June 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Hands on project experience and great mentor ship.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more direct communication with my hiring manager.

Advice

Get involved and take hands on action in every opportunity.
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Civil engineering/Drainage intern

June 2018 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I like the exposure that you get to work on life projects.

What I wish was different

I wish as an in intern you didn't have search for work sometimes.

Advice

Learn how to speak up for yourself, so you won't get over look.
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