I loved the close knit teamwork and decision making that MidAtlantic offered for it's engineers. It was easy to stay on track of projects and their files/document organization system is very sophisticated. During my time with the firm, I gathered valuable experience in office and job site etiquette. The trust my engineers put in me to perform certain tasks built my confidence and relationships with other fellow engineers. I was allowed to pursue certain jobs at my own pace and was given answers to all of my questions, no matter how simple/complex they were. The learning/work environment at MidAtlantic is one that I will regard as an excellent standard for other firms to follow.
What I wish was different
One thing that made my time with MidAtlantic difficult was the commute from Hamilton (Work) to Newark (School) and then finally to Freehold (Home). It was exhausting. Even though I was able to adjust my work schedule around for my classes, it was a challenge.
If there is one thing I could pass on to another first time intern, it's to not be shy. Everyone (Or at least most.) in your firm/office were once in your position. Don't be afraid to ask foolish questions because you may be looked down upon. The reason that you are in the position you are in, is so you can do exactly that. Get the simple questions out of the way so you can build a better understanding of what you may what in your career. Most likely, your colleagues will enjoy your enthusiasm and refreshing novice nature. Embrace your beginning.