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Terracon

Materials Testing Technician

May - August 2020 • Lawrenceville, GA

What I liked

I liked that I was able to experience so many things in such a short period of time. I also liked the internal internship program.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more one-on-one more time with my mentor, but it was difficult because of COVID-19 restrictions.

Advice

Working hard and showing effort is always rewarded.
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Intern

June - July 2020 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

Corporate culture

What I wish was different

The hours

Advice

Hard work pays off!
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Environmental intern

May 2019 - August 2020 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

Getting a to work on a wide range of projects with some of those most knowledgeable and skilled people in the industry.

What I wish was different

I wish I had a constant stream of work because some weeks were super busy and some weeks I was twirling my thumbs at my desk.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to ask questions and get to know your coworkers.
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engineering technician

September 2019 • Lincoln, NE

What I liked

Great employees.

What I wish was different

The lack of employees makes for a heavy workload for everyone else, during the busy season.

Advice

It is a great company to work for, especially if you are just getting into the construction industry.
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Materials technician

June 2018 - August 2019 • Bettendorf, IA

What I liked

They were very focused on me recieving many different experiences.

What I wish was different

I has a long commute everyday. I wish I could have paid for the extra housing closer to the work place.

Advice

Find an internship that is more interested in your education rather than your ability to perform cheap labor.
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Environmental technician

May - August 2019 • Des Moines, IA

What I liked

Great company good people fun work

What I wish was different

Some days were slow more work maybe

Advice

Be prepared to do things you wouldn’t expect
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Civil Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

Positive atmosphere, great people, lots of travel

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Be prepared for anything to pop up with little to no notice
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Construction Materials Technician

June 2019 • Gates, NY

What I liked

What I wish was different

A more steady schedule

Advice

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Engineering Technician

April 2019 • Lincoln, NE

What I liked

Learning a lot of things that will be useful in my field, growing my network, always at new construction sites.

What I wish was different

Absolutely nothing.

Advice

Never think a position is out of reach. I had no experience but was still hired. This job helped to grow my network and resulted in an internship from a company I had my eye on.
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Field Engineer Intern

May 2019 • Baton Rouge, LA

What I liked

On the job field work. Real world experience.

What I wish was different

More time spent doing different things in the field rather than the same thing.

Advice

Be prepared to stay up two days at a time
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Geotechnical Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Milwaukee, WI

What I liked

Working for a national company that appreciates their employees, especially their health and safety. I also really enjoyed the vast experience I was provided in different departments of the company.

What I wish was different

I wish my work schedule would have been more predictable and not during the hours of the day that they were (very early mornings). But that's just how a consultant firm works.

Advice

Stay optimistic about the workload and hours as the work experience is some of the best you can get in this field.
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materials technician

May - September 2016 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

Great "foot in the door" to the construction and engineering world. You learn a lot in a short amount of time. Great group of people to work for. You can experience various phases of construction.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Learn as much as you can from the crews on the job site as you can. They have years upon years of experience they are willing to share.
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Materials Technician

July - August 2018 • Bettendorf, IA

What I liked

My supervisor was very focused on me learning as much as I could. I got to see a lot of different things in field relating to Civil Engineering.

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to drive so far when I worked down in Bettendorf. It was three hours of driving a day.

Advice

I was lucky because I had people looking out for me and recommending me. Get involved and get to know people on and off campus so maybe you can have the same thing happen to you.
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