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Meet the Miron Interns: Bryce Boden & Clint Garris

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Internships are a great opportunity to gain real world professional experience before graduation. Each summer, Miron Construction welcomes a number of interns to work in all areas of our company. Every intern’s experience is unique. Rather than us tell you about it, we have invited ten interns to share their journeys on our blog over the next few months.

Last year, we got to know Bryce Boden and Clint Garris in our inaugural intern blog series. Bryce and Clint are back this summer and will again be sharing their experiences with us.

Bryce Boden – Project Management Intern

 

Bryce Boden-Miron-Intern-1Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Bryce Boden. This coming fall semester I will be going into my senior year of college at the University of Wisconsin – Stout where I am pursuing a degree in construction management with a minor in business.

 

How long have you been an intern with Miron?

This is my third summer working for Miron Construction. The main reason that I chose to come back is because of the people that work at Miron and also the opportunity to work for one of the nation’s top contractors, which isn’t an opportunity that comes around often. I am excited to be able to work with the same project manager from my first internship, Paul Duesterbeck. I am looking forward to all the new experiences that I will be having.

 

In what ways did your internship experience last summer help you in school this year?

Some of the ways that working with Amanda Manteufel at Lambeau Field last year helped me with this past year of school were in both my scheduling and my cost control skills. Amanda and our project team allowed me to create some of the project schedules that we used on the smaller projects that I was assigned to at the stadium. I was also able to learn the steps that go into setting up a job, creating a scope of work for subcontractors, putting together project phase codes, and even learning how to capture the Owner’s vision for a project. This past semester, I had a class where both of these areas were a part of the curriculum. In class, we had to construct a project schedule. We also learned about putting together a phase code breakdown and a schedule of values. Having the experience with Miron put me one step ahead of the curve when it came time to take this class and several others.

 

Having been through this experience before, what are you most looking forward to this summer? Is there anything new that you’re hoping to learn?

I am looking forward to being able to get work on the more in depth, day-to-day tasks that a project manager has to complete in order for a project to run effectively. I have also been looking forward to working with the project team that I was able to work with when I first started out as an intern for Miron. I am hoping to learn more about how to communicate with the Owner and also how to work with everyone on our project in order to make the project a success.

Clint Garris – Project Management Intern

 

Clint Garris-Miron-Intern-1Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Clint Garris and I go to Milwaukee School of Engineering. I am entering my senior year as a construction management student.

 

Why did you decide to return to Miron for another summer?

I chose to come back to Miron for my third year because of how much I have learned the first two summers, as well as the friendly atmosphere that surrounds Miron as a whole.

 

In what ways did your internship experience last summer help you in school this year?

My internships with Miron helped in the classroom because I have been able to apply what I have seen/learned during my summers in the field and in the office. This made some classes much easier.

 

Having been through this experience before, what are you most looking forward to this summer? Is there anything new that you’re hoping to learn?

I am looking forward to the challenge of taking on more responsibility and learning as much as I can to take into my final year at MSOE.

 

Thanks, Bryce and Clint! Check back later this week to meet two more Miron interns who will be joining our blog for the summer. 

 

 

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