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Flatiron Construction

Field Engineer Intern

August 2022 • Los Angeles, CA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to go out on the field and understand more about construction.

What I wish was different

Having more interns within the project would definitely be beneficial.

Advice

To ask questions, asking questions can help you have a clearer understanding with the project!
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Field Engineer

May - August 2021 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The internship spans over most of the work involved in both construction and construction management. It's quite intensive and constrains you to, typically, one job site, but the internship will definitively show you whether construction management work is right for you.

What I wish was different

Your assigned mentor will rarely go out of their way to teach you the in's and out's of the job. Make sure to consistently reach out to bond with your mentor, as they will more likely be too busy to do so. and be proactive in finding new opportunities for yourself in the workspace.

Advice

Most construction/project managers are highly old-fashioned. They much prefer printed documents and manually use Microsoft Excel rather than utilize the built-in shortcuts. Have both the patience to sit through painfully long meetings and also suggest more efficient Excel commands/templates.
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Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Corpus Christi, TX

What I liked

I liked how diverse the group was in Corpus Christi and being able to work with someone different everyday.

What I wish was different

As with any construction project there can be some slow days. I wish I could have been kept busier during my time on the project.

Advice

Internships are a great opportunity to work on communication skills. Also, ask your boss for a mid-internship review to see how you can improve for the second half of the internship.
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Field Engineer

May - August 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

I liked the experience I gained from my internship

What I wish was different

The commute

Advice

Start looking for internships as soon as possible into your college career. It will set you up for success when you graduate
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Field Engineer

June 2018 • Selma, CA

What I liked

I am working in my area of study, and have to learn new skills daily. My work also functions best when I collaborate and communicate with my fellow coworkers.

What I wish was different

This job is on the largest construction project underway in the United States, with that comes a lot of work to keep track of information and the ever changing dynamic of the job and construction process.

Advice

If you have no requirements to stay in a certain location, and nothing keeping you near home. Apply to jobs everywhere. You may discover something exciting even in places where you might not think you would like to be. Many employers like applicants who are up for an adventure and willing to uproot themselves for an opportunity.
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Field Engineer

May - August 2018 • Littleton, CO

What I liked

I liked that I had flexible hours if I really needed it and wasn’t in a very specific clock in/out tone schedule.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a different mentor, he really ruined a lot of the experience for me, but my other co-workers were great.

Advice

Be diligent about keeping them accountable for communication with you before your internship. Keep asking what project you will be on so you can plan for housing and such.
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Engineering intern

May - August 2018 • Littleton, CO

What I liked

Intensive and challenging.

What I wish was different

Long hours of work.

Advice

Lots to learn, ask lots of questions
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Field Engineering Intern

May 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

The responsibility and ongoing work to be done. Seeing new things onsite in the construction industry gave me a lot of insight on how heavy civil is operated.

What I wish was different

Having a better work life balance.

Advice

It is a great career path if taken seriously. You will be rewarded heavily and have a great sense of pride from completing jobs. I would recommend this job to others.
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Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2018 • Raleigh, NC

What I liked

I loved the responsibilities I was given and feeling like I was really apart of the team. I was able to make changes in the company and travel to learn more about construction as a whole.

What I wish was different

I wish the project I was on was in a more advanced phase, but this allowed me to also see the beginning stage of projects.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and share your opinions! Sometimes the engineers make mistakes and you catch them.
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Estimating Intern

June - September 2017 • San Marcos, CA

What I liked

I enjoyed learning new techniques of takeoff.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been introduced to subjects a little better.

Advice

Remember that anyone is willing to answer any questions you might have.
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