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Barriere Construction Co., LLC

Safety Intern

May - August 2021 • Metairie, LA

What I liked

I was thrilled to be learning more every day. I was working with very talented people and great teacher, and I know that I wouldn’t have gotten as much experience as I have already if I were to be in a bigger company where interns may not get the chance to be as hands-on as I have been able to. This internship has given me even more real-world experience than I had before this experience. It has also given me the chance to learn more about Safety and how its been applied to real world which is a lot different from what I learnt in the classroom.

What I wish was different

Advice

I would encourage to ask questions and understand how the company works, everyone there are willing to explain things to you. They are all great teachers and ready to help you learn as much as you can.
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Field Engineer Intern

February - July 2020 • LaPlace, LA

What I liked

The best part of Barriere has to be the working atmosphere. I worked on a project with Barriere located within my home town and was able to work alongside the Management Team. With this Management Team, I was able to see how the project was run whether it was the smallest or largest detail it was very interesting and informative to see. I was able to see all aspects of the company and meet many different people.

What I wish was different

Advice

Ask a ton of questions even if it may seem like a dumb question ask it anyway, and be a sponge and soak up as much information you can.
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Safety Intern

May - August 2019 • Metairie, LA

What I liked

Interning with Barriere during the summer of 2019 was my first safety internship. Being from Murray, Kentucky, my family and I were very nervous about everything that comes with moving across the country. People at Barriere made sure I was safe, comfortable, and got my times worth out of moving for the summer. My summer was packed with field experience, training, and educational steps towards improving my future career in safety. Barriere is very serious about their safety being a core value. Many companies will say this and not implement safety programs towards achieving a safety culture. I was able to see how Barriere has tailored their safety programs for their employees. They provided instruction in a classroom setting and then applied that knowledge to the field. They encourage questions and for employees to share their opinions. I definitely learned a lot of applicable knowledge to bring back to Murray State.

What I wish was different

One thing that could improve this intern program, is to have more time with the other interns during the summer.

Advice

For anyone who interns with Barriere, no matter your experience or position, ask questions. I was never judged for any question I had. I also would advise constant communication with your supervisor. If you want to know more about a certain aspect of the company, do not be afraid to ask!
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Field Engineer Intern

May - September 2019 • Franklinton, LA

What I liked

I was able to learn the upper management side of the company. For the two previous summers of 2017 and 2018, I worked on a crew as a laborer. Getting to see the management side of things really made me appreciate what I am going to school for!

What I wish was different

I wish I could have spent more time there, in fact, I didn't want the summer to end.

Advice

I advise to be sure and ask questions to anyone you work with. If you don't know something, then there is no reason why you shouldn't want to know it, so ask questions.
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Intern

May - August 2019 • LaPlace, LA

What I liked

The atmosphere at Barriere was fantastic. Everyone who worked there was very knowledgeable and willing to teach me what I did not understand. No one there, from the field engineers to the CEO, made you feel like you were stupid.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have had more field exposure along with my office experience. It was an issue of my jobsite's location, rather than anything else. The jobsite I was assigned to got flooded out about halfway through the internship.

Advice

Do not be afraid to ask questions if you do not understand something. No one automatically knows everything.
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