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AECOM

Urban Design Intern

May - July 2018 • Hong Kong, Hong Kong

What I liked

The hands-on experience of learning how to use design applications, such as Adobe Illustrator and SketchUp, was an immensely helpful experience for me. It also taught me a lot about my personal interests and my career journey and direction in life. I realized that I missed the buzz and fast-paced life of school and education, and made me realize as well that graduate school was a path I would more strongly consider. I made a rough plan of my life after my undergraduate years to work a job for a few years, then go back to grad school to earn a masters in urban planning or design, then return to working to really establish a more focused career base.

What I wish was different

Advice

The internship taught me many tips on what it is like working in the urban design and urban planning field, such as teaching me the discipline of sitting in an office all day and speaking with coworkers on projects.
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Marketing Intern

June 2018 • Arlington County, VA

What I liked

I had an amazing manager who really pushed me to learn and grow. She constantly gave me new projects, introduced me to executive level individuals, and taught me many professional skills.

What I wish was different

I wish I could have worked on a few of the projects in the company’s sports industry.

Advice

Always be able to network. I got this position by golfing with a stranger, learning about what they do, following up on LinkedIn, and getting hired. Networking happens all the time. Always be prepared.
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Structual Engineering Intern

April - September 2018 • Salt Lake City, UT

What I liked

Very applicable expiernce for my career.

What I wish was different

nothing

Advice

Learn microstation or autocad if you want an expiernce like this.
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Engineer Intern

September 2018 • Detroit, MI

What I liked

Helping the city of Detroit.

What I wish was different

Able to control the cameras.

Advice

To be careful when around sewers
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LO/TO Intern

June - August 2018 • Richland, WA

What I liked

Clear care for the safety and well being of their employee's.

What I wish was different

Pace of the job was a bit slow to begin with.

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions when things may be unclear.
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Unexploded Ordnance Quality Control Worker

July - September 2018 • Vail, CO

What I liked

The job site is unparalleled in the industry.

What I wish was different

The start and finish time of the job.

Advice

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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Greenwood Village, CO

What I liked

I liked having the ability to use the knowledge and tools that I have developed in my core classes I have taken towards earning my degree. Also feeling like I was part of their AECOM team and family was amazing and that the work I was producing was of the same quality they would expect of an experienced civil engineer was awesome as well.

What I wish was different

Made more connections than just the people in my department.

Advice

Don’t be afraid to take on a project that is out of your comfort zone because it’ll surprise you how rewarding it’ll be once the tasks are all completed.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • Roanoke, VA

What I liked

Very interesting work, great work environment, and helpful co-workers

What I wish was different

Central office approved programs for me to use sooner so I could become better acquainted with them

Advice

Don't be afraid to admit you don't understand or know what's you're doing
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Assistant superintendant

June - August 2017 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was a very valuable learning experience.

What I wish was different

I wish I did a variety of things, instead of just specifically 3-4 different things.

Advice

Ask for work from everyone in the office, be eager to learn.
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