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Illinois Department of Transportation

Engineering Technician Trainee

May - August 2018 • Downers Grove, IL

What I liked

I learned a lot about what transportation engineering is, saw actual construction methods, and learned about pay estimates and quality control.

What I wish was different

I wish there had been a bit of design at some point, to see the preconstruction planning phase a little better.

Advice

Having field experience is extremely beneficial in learning design , and teaches an engineer to think in realistic steps. I would definitely suggest an internship that has a field focus to allow for this growth.
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Lincoln, IL

What I liked

Loved getting to be in the field doing various different projects

What I wish was different

More meaningful work Less down time

Advice

Ask everyone questions as their experience is valuable
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Carbondale, IL

What I liked

Relaxed work environment with lots of educational opportunities

What I wish was different

More time with other engineers

Advice

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