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Atlantic Testing Laboratories

Materials Testing Technician

May - August 2021 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

The outdoor work and sites and all the people I met

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Lots of outside work
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Intern Technician

May - August 2018 • Clifton Park, NY

What I liked

Different Hours, Meeting new contractors and management staff on different construction sites,

What I wish was different

The organization within when going to some of the job sites sometimes left me unprepared.

Advice

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Materials Testing Intern

May - August 2020 • Clifton Park, NY

What I liked

This internship provided me with a lot of hands-on training and learning. I enjoyed the fact that once I became certified, I was sent out on my own to complete tests. In some ways it helped me jump right in, learn to ask questions and ask for help, and figure out how to do my job successfully. I also appreciated the willingness of everyone at the company to answer questions and help whenever I needed it.

What I wish was different

Sometimes I wish I had been able to be one of the interns that was trained in a wider variety of tasks, but with that said, I was given several forms of training that made my job even more interesting.

Advice

For a job like this, it is easier to be successful for someone who is not afraid to ask for help and who is confident enough to reach out to people when this is the case. However, especially with the way they send you out on your own, an employee here has to be able to be independent and capable of doing most things on their own. The nature of this job sometimes means varying hours, long days, less than ideal working conditions, etc, so employees need to be flexible and be able to handle day-to-day and changing schedules.
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Construction Material Testing Technician

May - August 2020 • Clifton Park, NY

What I liked

Exposure to job sites

What I wish was different

More learning opportunities

Advice

Be ready to work long hours
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Inspector

May - August 2019 • Clifton Park, NY

What I liked

Getting certifications for free

What I wish was different

The pay

Advice

Good for a first internship but not for advancement
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

May - December 2019 • Rochester, NY

What I liked

Freedom to work on your own a lot and learn about the construction industry. You will also leave the job with a couple of certifications depending on what you do.

What I wish was different

More work with a team.

Advice

Unpredictable hours in the construction industry and you can be working some very long days sometimes.
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