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Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT)

Highway Division Asset Management Intern

May - August 2021 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I really enjoyed gaining confidence and skill in the ArcGIS program used to map pedestrian road assets across Massachusetts, and getting the opportunity to share my team and I's discoveries at the end of the summer! I also had the opportunity to travel to job sites where construction was being performed to learn more about how municipal projects like the Acceler-8 program, where eight bridges along route I-90 were replaced in eight weekends.

What I wish was different

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Highway Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • Lowell, MA

What I liked

I enjoyed working with a variety of people such as engineers, contractors, laborers, carpenters, ironworkers.

What I wish was different

Not much, it was a fun job if you like civil engineering.

Advice

Try to study the engineering diagrams in your free time and learn how it is implemented in the construction.
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Bridge Inspector

June 2014 - August 2019 • Taunton, MA

What I liked

I loved how they really encouraged questions and wanted to teach me as much as I was willing to learn.

What I wish was different

I wish I got to go to more bridge construction rather than finished products.

Advice

Hey to know everyone you can. Pick their brains about their career path and their responsibilities in their current position.
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Bridge Intern

June - August 2019 • Taunton, MA

What I liked

I really liked how questions were encouraged.

What I wish was different

I wish I would’ve been able to go to more live bridge construction sites.

Advice

Get to know everyone you work with. Ask them questions about their jobs, career paths etc.
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Security Analyst

June - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

Getting to experience a government office day to day experience in a big city. This changed my perspective and I learned that I would prefer to get a full time job in a private sector.

What I wish was different

More involvement with other interns and with the security department tasks as well as the other departments. I was treated like an intern, not as an employee.

Advice

If you are not getting enough tasks from your department and supervisors, don't be afraid to ask to switch to another department, or at least spend a few days there. I had the chance to work with the Aeronautics division of the whole state with their drone pilot program. You are in charge of how you spend your internship!
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