Internships are a great opportunity to get some real world, practical experience before graduation. At Miron Construction, we welcome a number of interns each summer to work in all areas of the company. Rather than us tell you about it, we have invited five interns to blog about their experiences working at Miron this summer. Earlier, we heard from Clint Garris and Zach Solberg. Next up is Alex Bartelt, a project management intern at our Neenah office.
Tell us a little about yourself.
My name is Alex Bartelt. I am a sophomore at UW-Stout, majoring in construction management with a minor in business management.
How long have you been an intern at Miron?
This is my first summer interning with Miron Construction. I was interested in an internship with Miron for many different reasons. First, I was looking for exposure to commercial construction, as I have only had experience with residential construction in the past. I wanted an internship that would be meaningful for me and the education I am pursuing. I was also seeking an opportunity to be included in challenging projects with a reputable and knowledgeable team of peers.
Because of my limited experience with commercial construction and project management, I was looking to have some type of mentor for guidance through the intern experience. Miron has provided me with direct mentors, both on the jobsite and in the office.
Miron has given me all of the key things I was initially looking for in a company and then some. After the first month of interning, I couldn’t ask for a better daily work environment for continuous growth in my knowledge of the construction industry.
What are your career goals? What would your dream job be?
My current career goals are to graduate college and land a job in a field that I am able to learn new things every day through new experiences. This is a large part of why I enjoy the construction industry.
When did you first become interested in a career in construction?
I have been interested in construction since I was a young kid. My dad owned and operated a small plumbing business where I gained my first experiences in the construction field.
What are you hoping to learn in your internship at Miron?
In this internship, I am looking to learn more about some of the major components of the construction industry including how different contracts work, the scheduling of commercial projects, the financial aspects of construction, and how BIM is becoming increasingly more integrated in and important to the construction industry.
Thanks, Alex! Be sure to check back later this summer for more on Alex’s intern experience at Miron Construction.