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, Zach Solberg, and Alex Bartelt. Next up is Marc McGuire, a project management intern at our Madison office.
Tell us a little about yourself.
Hello, my name is Marc McGuire, and I am a project manager intern this summer working in Madison, WI. This fall I will be starting my senior year at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where I study Civil Engineering.
How long have you been an intern at Miron?
This summer is my first internship in general, let alone with Miron. It has been exciting throughout my first six weeks figuring out what construction is really all about. I am originally from the Green Bay area, so when beginning my search for an internship, Miron was really a no-brainer. I have seen Miron’s work at Lambeau Field, as well as in my community, at my high school, and many places around the area growing up. When I first began my internship search, I really didn’t know about Miron’s passion for their employees. However I have quickly learned, from the top of the company to the bottom, it’s the family atmosphere that makes Miron such a successful company. I couldn’t be happier with where I have landed for my first taste of the construction industry.
What are your career goals? What would your dream job be?
Being that this is my first internship, the main goal I have for the summer is simply to get some experience in the industry. I believe that it’s incredibly difficult for a student to figure out what they want to truly do with the rest of their life if they don’t go out and try something. With that being said, I cannot currently pin down what my dream job really is. I hope to be able to get a better idea of that working with Miron this summer.
When did you first become interested in a career in construction?
I don’t know when I really decided I wanted to go into construction; however, as a young child, I was always interested in building things and working with my hands. Throughout high school I always enjoyed architecture and engineering, so deciding to go to school for engineering was an easy choice for me. It wasn’t until the start of my third year of college when I figured out I wanted to focus on civil engineering, and that has led me to construction.
What are you hoping to learn in your internship at Miron?
From my internship I ultimately hope to learn the things about construction that you just don’t get in the classroom setting. I want to learn about the small details that enable a large project to come together. I want to learn what the roles are of all the parties involved to make a project successful. I believe that this is what internships are really all about—spending some time in the industry that you are interested in and learning from the people who practice what you study.
Thanks, Marc! Be sure to check back later this summer for more on Marc’s intern experience at Miron Construction.