While completing my Construction Management degree from Michigan State University I interned with Alberici Constructors for two summers. I chose to apply for Alberici’s Internship Program due to their dedication in making the internship experience enjoyable as well as providing a valuable education and real world experience.
During the summers of 2012 & 2013 I worked on large scale project sites in Alberici’s Energy Division. In 2012, I interned at the Meldahl Hydroelectric Project located in Foster, Kentucky. This was a hydroelectric plant installing three 35-megawatt bulb turbine generator units in which I was a Project Engineer intern focusing on Submittals, RFI’s, tracking weld quantities and many other tasks. My second internship took place at the Empire: Asbury Station Environmental Retrofit Project in Asbury, Missouri. This project consisted of the construction of an Air Quality Control System addition to an existing 200-megawatt coal power plant. On this project I was introduced to many applications such as subcontract writing, material purchasing, quantity take-offs and monthly reporting/tracking as well as being given responsibilities in the field to supervise installation of several components to the AQCS system.
Each of these projects gave me different experiences in which I will be able to use throughout my career. Throughout my internship I was part of the Alberici team and given responsibilities that a Project Engineer would normally perform and carry out. I learned with a hands-on approach and gained real world experience, which are the essentials of a good internship and what is often lacking from college courses. The project teams I worked alongside were always looking for ways to help me learn while balancing my time in the office to time in the field.
Alberici brings to the table a diverse market field in which they serve, allowing for interns to experience different market types if returning for numerous years. What drew me back to Alberici is the value and the importance they put into the safety and quality of their projects. This makes it very easy to be proud of the company you’re working for.