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Fort Construction Group Inc.
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Benjamin Mcvicker

Liberal Arts Major: Letters, Arts and Sciences
Hometown: Ligonier, Pennsylvania

What was the best part of your experience?

The best part of my internship experience, as a superintendent for a construction company, would have to be getting to meet with property owners and hearing everything they would like included in their building. I am able to be involved in the development of ideas and am able to see the projects from beginning to end. I have also appreciated the opportunity to work with the architects and engineers to make someone's dream building come to fruition. When my first project was completed the owners invited me to a house warming party and seeing the joy in their eyes solidified that I knew I was doing what I was meant to do.

"...I believe that having to work hard to focus on what is most important during this internship has helped me become a more productive and successful student."

How did this experience impact you academically?

While it has been hard to manage my time between being a full time student and also having a full time internship, I believe that having to work hard to focus on what is most important during this internship has helped me become a more productive and successful student. With my time management skills being honed throughout my internship I have noticed that I am able to finish my assignments for school before the due dates instead of rushing through them at the last minute like I had done in the past.

How will this experience impact your career goals?

My plan after I graduate is to become a superintendent for a construction firm while enrolling in design and computer aided design classes. Therefore, in the future I will be given the opportunity to manage the job sites, subcontractors, and relationships between building owners and the construction company while also having the opportunity to design the buildings themselves. My internship has been a huge help in teaching me how to be the best superintendent I can be, while also providing me with opportunities to help design residential and commercial properties. My internship has helped to solidify my plans for the future.

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