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Meet the Miron Interns: Dennis Garvey & Zach Gassner

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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. In previous posts, we met Bryce and Clint and Holly and Travis. Today, we introduce Dennis and Zach.

Dennis Garvey – Virtual Construction Intern

 

garvey_1Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Dennis Garvey and I am going into my third year (third studio) at the University of Minnesota. My major is Architecture with a Construction Management minor.

 

How long have you been an intern with Miron? 

This is my first summer interning at Miron and I LOVE it so far. I have known of Miron for quite a few years, and what impressed me about the company was its ability to use software and to set sustainable practices into motion!

So far, Virtual Construction has shown me how the knowledge that I have gained through school is applicable in the construction process. Although I am still very much interested in the design side of buildings, so far I have enjoyed working inside models and projects that are under construction.

 

What are you hoping to learn in your internship with Miron?

This summer, I hope to become comfortable working in software that is used in the industry. I also hope to experience other areas within Miron in order to learn as much as possible about how the company works.

Oh, and if you see me around, don’t be afraid to ask about studio, Survivor, Game of Thrones, volleyball, or boating.

Zach Gassner – Project Management Intern

 

gassner_1Tell us a little about yourself.

My name is Zach Gassner and I am a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Stout. I am currently looking forward to graduating in fall of 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in construction.

 

How long have you been an intern with Miron? 

I am honored to say that this summer is my second internship at Miron Construction. Last summer I was on the East Troy School District project where Jay Kuhlman and Ben Samolinski mentored me throughout the summer. I chose to come back to Miron because of the great experience that Jay and Ben provided me. During the project I was able to learn more than I could have imagined.

 

When did you first become interested in a career in construction?

I first became interested in construction when I was young. I remember watching my dad pour concrete and build our shed and thinking how amazing the construction industry really is. I became even more interested when I actually began building. During my summers off of school, I had the opportunity to build pole barns and help with additions at Drexel Building Supply.

 

What are you hoping to learn in your internship with Miron?

My overall goal for this summer is to ask questions and learn as much as I can during my internship. Being able to learn as much as I can is important to me because it will help me with my other goals, such as being able to generate effective schedules and building relationships. The project that I am currently on is the second phase of the Slinger School District Additions & Renovations project. This is exciting to me because I get to take what I learned last summer and continue to build off of it.

 

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

 

 

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