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. First up is Clint Garris, a project management intern at our Milwaukee office.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hi, my name is Clint Garris and I currently attend the Milwaukee School of Engineering. I will be entering my junior year this fall and I am studying Construction Management.
How long have you been an intern at Miron?
I just began my second summer as an intern here at Miron and must say it has been a very positive experience. The contract with Lambeau Field was the first thing that caught my eye when originally researching companies before the annual MSOE career fair. After a great conversation, I knew I could learn a lot from the employees, as well as enjoy Miron’s family atmosphere.
What are your career goals? What would your dream job be?
My current career goals are just to keep learning throughout my internship as well as in my final two years of school in order to prepare me for the workforce. I would like to start as a project manager and then climb the ladder from there. My dream job would be to work on some sort of stadium. They are giant facilities that are very complex, and my interest in sports doesn’t hurt.
When did you first become interested in a career in construction?
I will give the cliché answer of enjoying Legos when explaining where my interest in construction came from, because it actually does apply to me. I decided to study construction when I was playing junior hockey in Topeka, Kansas. The father of the host family I stayed with was the vice president of a highway construction firm. After plenty of conversations about construction, as well as a visit to see all types of equipment, I knew construction was a field I wanted to work in.
What are you hoping to learn in your internship at Miron?
I would like to continue getting my feet wet in the construction industry as well as further my knowledge of a project manager’s role. By getting to work in the field last summer, and now in the office, I have learned a lot and have gotten to meet great people. My decision to intern with Miron was definitely a good one.
Thanks, Clint! Be sure to check back later this summer for more on Clint’s intern experience at Miron Construction.