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Garret Cozad

Garret Cozad

I am currently pursuing my Bachelor of Science degrees in Civil and Architectural Engineering at Missouri S&T. Following this summer internship I will be entering my final semester of my undergraduate studies. Since I was very young, I always had a fascination with construction. As my education progressed I found the more I learned about engineering methods and details involved in construction, the more intrigued I became and realized that this industry is where I wanted my career to be. Alberici has been able to provide me with the opportunity to learn so much more than what I ever expected.
 
Over my summer internship, I divided my time between estimating projects within the Energy Division and learning the ins and outs of construction scheduling. Most of the estimating that I did revolved around hydroelectric power plant construction. I had the opportunity to take a site visit to Alberici’s current Meldahl Hydroelectric Plant jobsite and experience first-hand the complexity and scale of that type of project. That experience helped me make the connection between the work that is done in the office and the work that is done in the field. On the scheduling side, I was introduced to Primavera P6 for the first time and immersed myself in that scheduling tool. After becoming familiar with the program, I participated in regular scheduling meetings and have gained a much better understanding of how scheduling works in real-time and how the schedule is an important tool on any type of project.
 
My time with Alberici this summer was very exciting and enriching. Between the project tasks I worked on and the guidance and advice I received from my colleagues here, I know it will help me become an effective member of the construction community as my career starts up.
Emily Morin

Emily Morin

I currently attend Purdue University, and will graduate this December with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. I chose construction because of the unique projects, the wide array of challenges, and the satisfaction of seeing a structure being built. I chose Alberici for the culture and the community of the company, the wide variety of markets Alberici serves, and the thought and care Alberici puts into its intern program. Working for Alberici at the Meldahl Dam has been an amazing experience. I have had the opportunity to be in the field as well as do office work. I am always busy with meaningful work, never random errands or “gopher” work.
 
During my internship, a 175-ton bridge crane was assembled and brought into operation. As seen in the picture, it required climbing up 155 feet in the air. Through my internship I was exposed to many facets of construction: finance, construction plans, coordinating subcontractors, material tracking/take off, estimating, scheduling and the submittal process. I feel that this internship taught me important skills and gave me experiences that will help me to be successful in my future career. 
Jake Clancy

Jake Clancy

I graduated from The University of Dayton this past May with my Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. In total I completed 3 summer internships and 2 winter internships with Alberici. Each internship I was able to experience different aspects of the construction industry. I worked at Hillsdale Fabricators on the Kearl Oil Sands Project in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada and was able to make a site visit to this multi-billion dollar site where we were supplying the structural steel. I also worked in the Energy department at the Page Office where I was able to learn about the entire process of estimating a project. Alberici has given me three years of experience in the construction industry and I feel very confident in my abilities to succeed in the real world.
Grant Malone

Grant Malone

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.