Mechanical Contracting Intern

May - August 2019 • Pittsburgh, PA

What I liked

I liked being exposed to the Mechanical Contracting industry. It was really good experience, despite the fact that I was not offered a job. I also enjoyed learning Revit, Navisworks and the Building Information Modeling process. I started drafting classes in high school, but every software is different.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have gotten to see more of the mechanical contracting industry. I got out in the field maybe three times all summer. I don't particularly enjoy being stuck in an office all of the time. I enjoy drafting, but I could tell pretty early on that it is not what I wanted to do for my career. It would have been nice to experience some of the other aspects of the company.


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