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Operations Management Intern

May - August 2021 • South Bethlehem, NY

What I liked

I liked being given autonomy and independence to solve problems on my own.

What I wish was different

I wish my plant was closer to my house. I had to drive 45 minutes to work to be there by 5am.

Advice

Working hard pays off. Everyday I came home from work tired and sweaty and it felt great. I would have to say that the most important thing you can do is have a good mentor to teach you the lessons required to do the job.
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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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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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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

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 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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Construction

May - August 2019 • Wichita, KS

What I liked

Getting a good first hand look and experience of the job I’m going to be doing after college. Nice to get a good experience before graduating!

What I wish was different

Wish I got to travel a distance away for the summer but still enjoyed being in KS.

Advice

What you’re going to get out of the experience is how much effort you put into it. It’s all up to you.
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Construction Management Intern

May 2019 • St. George, UT

What I liked

Great family oriented company. With great benefits and great leadership.

What I wish was different

Ease of schedule knowledge

Advice

Be ready to do any thing asked
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Survey - Data & Modeling

August 2018 • Draper, UT

What I liked

Full-time. Benefits. Higher starting salary than most others. Generally flexible schedule, as long as the work gets done. Great manager. Interesting work. Lots of opportunities.

What I wish was different

There is enough required work to do at times that there can be little time for anything else; this job becomes a high priority, and high-stakes work and dependencies are based off of it.

Advice

Get into construction or a trade of some sort (equipment operator, welder, electrician, etc). The construction industry, especially heavy civil, isn’t going anywhere. The general shift of potential employees toward other industries (i.e. computer technology and business) means there is a big labor shortage, making the demand (and the potential pay) quite high.
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Inside Sales Customer Service

May 2017 • Winterville, NC

What I liked

Loved the family atmosphere

What I wish was different

Busier

Advice

I love this company, and can’t wait to see how it plans out in the future.
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Construction Management Intern

May - August 2021 • Twinsburg, OH

What I liked

-Great mix of field and office experience -Hands on - Good amount of responsibility given to me as an intern - Exposure to many different construction methods

What I wish was different

Less down time

Advice

Be prepared to work 50 hours a week.
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Summer Laborer

June - August 2019 • Leamington, UT

What I liked

I really liked working out at Ash Grove, I was able to be outside everyday and work with my friends. The people out there are great! They are all very kind and I had a lot of fun.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked longer than 10 weeks.

Advice

I would advice you to work hard and have fun no matter what situation your in make the best of it.
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