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Assistant Project engineer

January - May 2022 • Beavercreek, OH

What I liked

I enjoyed almost everything about my experience. The company took great care of me in making me feel welcome. What I really enjoyed most was learning more about the industry. Every single day I was being taught something. I also really enjoyed being an on site co op, being able to see that my work has an actual effect on the project and how it flows is very rewarding.

What I wish was different

The only thing I wish was different was how first term co ops are handled. When I arrived I was completely new to the industry and i knew nothing. it would have been beneficial to all parties involved in my term if there was some sort of introductory course that could help ease me in. That way, i wouldn't be showing up to a project that is half completed, and have no idea how to pick up where the other co op left off.

Advice

My advice would be to think of this as a real full time job and not just as an internship that you are going to leave in a few months. This way you make sure that you are trying your hardest to put out work that is at the level of a full time employee. Starting your professional development as early as possible is critical to moving up in a company. Showing that you put effort forward sets you apart from the interns around you.
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Engineering Co-op

January - April 2022 • Kettering, OH

What I liked

What I enjoyed about my Co-op experience was the different tasks that were given to me. Every now and then I would be given a new task to complete and it would help me get a broader picture of what Project managers are in charge of. I also had weekly tasks that would stay the same. For instance taking progress photos and labor tracking. I also found the people here to be enjoyable because they would always chat with me and everyone would joke around here and there. I would say the Best part was having the flexibility to learn at your own pace as for they never rushed me on tasks and always gave me ample time to go out into the field to learn there.

What I wish was different

What I wish had been different would have been a more hands on experience where I am out on the field learning to hang drywall and frame walls and such. What I realized was that when I chose to be on site that meant in the trailer and to oversee people who complete such tasks. I also wish that I had more tasks to work on because every now and then my supervisor would run out of things to give me and I would have to either wait for him to find something or review plans. I also wish that I was given more training for the future roles that I was Co-oping for. I would have liked to learn more things about other fields such as estimating or precon as well during my Co-op instead of sticking to learning the Project Engineer role.

Advice

A couple pieces of advice that I would give would give to someone thinking about Co-oping in general would be that you get out what you put in. If you want to learn the most you need to go out into the field and talk to the guys out there and everyone around you to get a better understanding of how the jobsite runs. You want to keep yourself occupied at all times and not be afraid to ask questions about what's going on or about what certain terms mean. I would also recommend talking to the superiors around you and getting on a good basis with them so that they can give you tasks to complete as well as your direct boss. The final piece of advice would be to make the the most out of it.
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Engineering Co-op

August - December 2021 • Dayton, OH

What I liked

I liked the relaxed environment of the location I worked at, and I enjoyed the estimating-related responsibilities I had.

What I wish was different

I wish I had more field exposure because most first term construction co-ops are on a jobsite. I worked mainly in an office and visited a jobsite once a week or once every other week.

Advice

Ask questions! Since this was my first term, they did not expect me to know most things and were more than willing to help me understand my assignments.
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Construction co-op

September 2018 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

Ability to utilize schooling and learn on-site

What I wish was different

move around more from job to job

Advice

Great company, you need to be willing to learn
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Miamisburg, OH

What I liked

All the experience

What I wish was different

I wish the summer semester was longer so I could have made more money to help me with college

Advice

It’s okay to not know what you’re doing, you’re there to learn!
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Project Engineer

May - August 2019 • Miamisburg, OH

What I liked

The company is incredible! There were lots of internal activities to join in on and develop connections with those you work with.

What I wish was different

I would like to have been worked with more co-ops on a daily basis

Advice

Take every opportunity as one to learn from! I had little construction experience before the internship, and I walked out knowing a lot!
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Assistant Superintendent

January 2018 • Jacksonville, FL

What I liked

Great learning opporunity

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It is important to get out there and get the field experience. It is very valuable in this career field.
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Assistant project engineer

May - August 2018 • Dayton, OH

What I liked

I liked how much responsibility I was given and how trustworthy the project team was with the work I was given.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Estimating Co-Op

May - August 2018 • Miamisburg, OH

What I liked

Great company. Does a lot of worker in Dayton. I was able to stay busy and learn everyday, even when I was in an office/cubicle setting.

What I wish was different

I’m in an estimating class now and my textbook is really helpful. I would have liked to have taken this class earlier.

Advice

Even if you’re in an office setting, you DO NOT have to sit behind your desk all day! Get up and talk to other coworkers.
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