As the summer break comes to an end, the Shiel Sexton interns wrapped up their summer assignments and headed back to school.  This years’ interns represented many majors from civil engineering to political science, and came from a diverse amount of schools including:

  • Ohio Northern University
  • Indiana State University
  • Ball State University
  • University of Kentucky
  • Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis
  • University of Northern Alabama
  • Appalachian State University
  • East Carolina University
  • Butler University
  • Purdue University

We polled the interns to find out some of their most memorable moments and their take-aways from the summer internship.  

What did you do this summer?

“I worked on the CJC and Olin project doing commissioning. The work was challenging and, in the end, very rewarding. I did learn a lot of new things and am still learning.”

“I spent a lot of my time doing takeoffs in the office, working on submittals, defining scopes of work for subcontract agreements, contacting sub-contractors about bids and lining work up onsite, and I was even able to coordinate work on a project of my own. I oversaw the day-to-day operations of a very small-scale project, and I was responsible for coordinating work between the subs on site.”

Tell us about your experience.

“After learning and completing almost every step from excavation to pouring and finishing the concrete, I feel I have learned a great amount this summer. It was challenging at times but also very rewarding with good pay and granting me the ability to visualize what I’ve been learning in school.”

“I was a project engineer/assistant superintendent intern on the Watercrest Fort Mill project. I learned about the responsibilities of the superintendent and the project manager. The work was rewarding and very challenging at times. I learned more from this internship than any previous internship of mine.” 

At Shiel Sexton, we hope our interns were challenged and enjoyed the entire experience of their internship. We are proud of our interns and look forward to seeing new and familiar faces next summer!