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Landmark Builders, Inc.

Assistant Project Manager

June - August 2018 • Winston-Salem, NC

What I liked

I got a lot of relevant work experience plus a nice little chuck of change from working. They were really good to me at the job and let me see and learn about all of the aspects that I wished too. I was paid by the hour but there was also overtime which was 1.5x pay so I hopped right on that whenever it was available because I was genuinely having a good time and learning a lot while I was there so getting getting paid extra to do more of it was a a good time. It also helped me look at a few different jobs my major leads to in real life and learn about what the day to day life is actually like for them which greatly helped me decide what I want to do in the future . It was a full time job so 8 hours a day 5 days a week , part in the office part in the field depending on what job I was shadowing/helping with at the time. They gave me my own office, phone number, email , responsibilities and real tasks that I had to complete myself that would affect entire projects. I learned a lot and it was a very valuable experience. I also got a Job offer from the company for when I graduate out of the deal which is amazing!

What I wish was different

With my major I have to do an internship to graduate , (I would have anyway) because of this while I was working I had to update my supervisor and do some school working while at home after work . This was all fine but between the large amount of actual quality work I did, things I learned and work I had to do for the school I received 6 credit hours of pass fail credit for the school (that does not affect your gpa, which was a little annoying because I did a lot of work that does not help my gpa) . Since I got credit hours to do the internship I had to pay summer tuition (which costs by the credit hour) while I was working. I had the pay the school about $2,000 just to find a job myself, work it , pay rent all of that ect. I made a good amount of money while working so that was good but the cost of doing the internship at all took over half of the money I made which was very aggravating. I wish It would either not be as expensive as normal summer school (because I'm using very few of the school resources, didn't step foot on campus during this time or have any face to face time with a single teacher) or I wish that it would ave helped my gpa for doing a good job because it was valuable but I feel like cost wise it would have been a better value if I had just found an internship myself and did it without telling the school so it wouldn't cost.

Advice

Do as many internships while you are in school as you can, do ones that are slightly different so you can see different aspects of what you want to do or even try out different things all together. If you have to do an internship with the school to graduate either do it during the normal school year for it to be the cheapest/ most economical option. If that is not an option then do as many as you can on your own and only do the 1 that you are required to do yourself through the school but don't let that stop you from doing more on your own as they are very valuable. Make connections, ask questions and take everything in. Also represent yourself well because you never know who is watching and what they can do for you while you are there.
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Construction Coordinator

June - August 2018 • Greeley, CO

What I liked

The atmosphere of the team and fast-pace environment made me enjoy the job. It was very hands-on and great learning experience after trial and error opportunities.

What I wish was different

I wish I had the opportunity to work closer with the estimator and learn more about that field.

Advice

I had to take on the position of the Project Coordinator. I had no idea what to do after the P.C. left and left me the position. One piece of advice is to tackle on everything and find a way to do it. In addition, never be afraid to ask questions because they do not expect you to know everything and the company team would rather have you understand what is going on.
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