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Field/ Office Engineer

May - August 2021 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

My internship was a great experience from the craft to the managers, everyone was great. The amount of learning I did during my internship was tremendous but I wouldn't change it for the world. I was able to take the role of a field engineer and learn the way things work for the South Central Light Rail Extension Project.

What I wish was different

I wish that I had not been changed from supervisor since I connected really well with him initially however, it also teaches you to adapt to change and to people quickly. As well as knowing, that its really up to you how you will create your own experience and your attitude towards certain things.

Advice

One piece of advice I would share is I'd get to know everyone you work with and don't be scared to learn new things or even ask questions. You'll be amazed on how many people are always willing to help you succeed.
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Intern

June 2021 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The people were so welcoming and more than willing to teach me. Kiewit was very generous with relocation and all around a great company to work for!

What I wish was different

I wish my first summer (2020) could’ve been in person but the pandemic began around that time. Fortunately, Kiewit allowed all of us interns to work virtually and made the best of the situation.

Advice

Ask questions! That’s the best way to learn and show you want to be there. Also, don’t be afraid to ask for new opportunities. I’ve had a lot of luck on simply asking and receiving. Communication and effort is huge!
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Software Engineer Intern

May - December 2020 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

The best part of my time at Kiewit was the working environment. There are so many people there to help you and want you to succeed. They provide helpful feedback on your performance and provide great mentorship. Of course, it's not all work. The Kiewit Technology Group (KTG) provided lots of opportunities to get to know your fellow interns and have some fun. There are also lots of networking opportunities to help launch you to your next internship.

What I wish was different

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BI Data Integration Intern

May 2021 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I liked that Kiewit provided events for interns to interact and get to know each other. I also liked that I was provided a learning environment in which I wasn't pressured to perform, but encouraged to succeed.

What I wish was different

Interns were to remain in office during the summer. This was a time in which full time employees were working from home part time. I would have liked it if I was able to work from home when the rest of my team was working from home.

Advice

My advice for other interns would be to ask as many questions as possible. As an intern, you aren't expected to have all the answers, if any at all so it is the perfect time to learn. I would also encourage interns to meet as many people as possible. Many employees want to get to know the interns and all it takes is the courage to introduce yourself. Connections that you make while you are an intern can be extremely valuable in the future.
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Field Engineer

May - August 2020 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

It was a vey hands on experience. I worked in the concrete paving discipline and got to do everything from work in the office tracking quantities and planning work to actually making and laying the concrete roadway and operating heavy equipment. About half my internship was spent working at night which was nice to no have to be in the hot sun.

What I wish was different

Really nothing I had a great time and learned a ton.

Advice

Work as many hours as you can and ask as many questions as you can. Every one has something to teach and there are no stupid questions.
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Field/Office Engineer Intern

June - August 2021 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed seeing all my coworkers every morning. I would have never guessed that the team on the jobsite would treat me like an actual field engineer instead of an intern. I liked how I was given responsibilities within the first few days and how it my responsibilities grew from as the internship went on.

What I wish was different

I wish my project was not the in the preliminary steps of the job. The team was still working on the work plans for the important aspects of the job. It wasn’t until the last few weeks of the job, did we begin to pour and finish some of the hurricane barrier walls.

Advice

Never be afraid to ask questions. Act as a sponge and soak up all the information you can because it will help you in your future career.
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Mechanical Engineering Intern

June - August 2021 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

Kiewit did a great job of letting the interns do work that their entry level engineers were doing and partnered me with a mentor so I could have a go to person for questions. Overall, Kiewit gives its interns an excellent internship experience.

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Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2021 • Seattle, WA

What I liked

Kiewit is full of highly motivated individuals that make working in construction very fun, there is lots to learn and plenty to see when on a Kiewit job.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have started this job when I got out of school in early May but it didn’t start until the end of May.

Advice

This experience is not meant for your typical number crunching engineer. You will be put into robust situations where it is up to you and your confidence and mental strength to make it out as a success.
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Civil Engineering Intern

June - July 2020 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

Even though I was at home working through the computer this summer, I still learned a lot about construction from project tour videos and I learned a bit of estimating and scheduling with Primavera and Excel. I got a good sense of Kiewit's culture and organization through training videos and Q&A sessions.

What I wish was different

This summer my internship was virtual, so of course, I wish it could have been in-person. There were few opportunities for supervisor-intern interaction because my supervisor did not communicate very well with his virtual interns.

Advice

I got an internship with Kiewit as a freshman. I know that there may be a stereotype that Kiewit only hires older students with more experience, but I would recommend you still interview and try out for these positions as a younger student. It is possible to work at Kiewit as an underclassman. Another piece of advice is to keep up your relationships with Kiewit employees after your summer ends. Make LinkedIn contacts, attend Kiewit networking events, and more to stay close to the company after your internship ends.
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Field Engineer

June - August 2020 • Gainesville, TX

What I liked

I liked working hands on in the field and working around machinery. It is a lot of work and long hours.

What I wish was different

N/A

Advice

Be prepared to work long hours. If you are working in Texas in the summer, it will be very hot. Expect 60-70 hrs a week.
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Field/Office Engineer

June - August 2020 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

They were very flexible with the pandemic and allowed for the interns to work virtually instead of canceling the intern program.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Field/ office engineering intern

June - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Kiewit did a really good job of integrating remote work and in person work to create meaningful internships for us in such an odd time.

What I wish was different

My personal job has a lot of downtime so I wish I had more to do

Advice

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Structural Design Intern

June - August 2020 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

I love the culture at Kiewit. They are big on everyone embracing the core values and place a large focus on team building. I really felt like I was a part of a family. I also appreciate the technical knowledge that I have gained through my internships. I get to experience a little from every area. I enjoyed learning how to navigate the BIM model. I also enjoyed solving a problem through process improvement.

What I wish was different

This past summer looked different than my first summer with Kiewit. Due to COVID-19 we all worked remotely from home. I wish we could've been in the office interacting with the other interns. That was my favorite part of my first summer experience was meeting new people. However, Kiewit did a great job with keeping everyone engaged and involved.

Advice

Accept all of the help and advice that you can. Introduce yourself to everyone and network. Be humble and learn something from every experience.
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Mining Engineering Intern

June - August 2020 • Lead, SD

What I liked

I liked consistent structure, housing provided, location.

What I wish was different

I wish this company had taken 30 seconds to read my resume and place me appropriately in a role to develop my skills

Advice

Don't be afraid to ask questions.
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Talent Development Intern

May - August 2020 • Kansas City, MO

What I liked

I liked how, because this was my fourth internship with Kiewit, I was in charge of a lot more than when I first began. Kiewit does a great job of putting responsibilities in the hands of interns but this year was extra special. This was the first year that Kiewit had a virtual work experience for interns. Because of Covid, internships were almost 100% virtual so I had the opportunity of creating and facilitating this online experience with my amazing boss! I had a lot of freedom over my schedule, of the tasks that I took on and in the end we had a really creative and solid final project that I am still really proud of!

What I wish was different

Honestly not much! Because of the circumstances of Covid, I could not have asked for anything better. I was super thankful to have still had an internship during these hard times.

Advice

I would always recommend to take all opportunities presented to you. At Kiewit you are always offered opportunities whether that is to give a presentation, lead a meeting or go on a business trip. Even if you might be nervous, take these opportunities! I have gotten to travel the country, meet executive level employees, present to hundreds of employees and so much more just because I said "yes!"
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field engineer intern

June - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

There was a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie among most people. There were lots of opportunities to take on lots of responsibility. I ended up completely taking over for the full-time field engineer while he was on PTO and then training his and my replacement. I also like the overtime pay and that they arranged and paid for my housing.

What I wish was different

The field engineer who did most of my training was one of the most abrasive and impatient people I've met. Also, I learned towards the end of the summer that I was trained incorrectly for certain things which made it difficult to carry out some of my job duties.

Advice

Be willing to jump in and work a lot. Expect your schedule to change at the drop of a hat and your work to be long and very fast-paced. It is common to work 60-70 hours per week.
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Mechanical Design

June - August 2020 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

It's not your everyday internship such as your cliché getting coffee or making copies. I was doing the same work as a full-time employee and building my knowledge and abilities much like everyone else in my department. I loved all the networking and learning what mechanical design involves outside of the classroom.

What I wish was different

Even though this is something out of their control, working online and from home was difficult especially when I had been in the office the summer prior. I had missed the office culture and the ability to meet new people in person.

Advice

Get to know everyone you possibly can, ask questions (but check resources first), and be flexible on the horizontal ladder of opportunities you may encounter. There are many different opportunities that you can be exposed to at Kiewit. My summer internships of 2019 and 2020 are one for the books.
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Business Specialist Intern

June - August 2020 • Waltham, MA

What I liked

Lots of hands-on experiences and opportunities to work on-site and in the office. Always willing to give you projects if you're willing to ask for them.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Construction is never something I saw myself working in as a finance major so my biggest piece of advice is to give it a shot. Because even though they are construction there's so much more to it and so many opportunities to do what you like.
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LEAD Intern

June - August 2020 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

Even with Covid, Kiewit was very adamant about allowing us to have this opportunity. The team I was placed with was very welcoming and connected me with tasks that I was interested in.

What I wish was different

Advice

Reach out to as many people in different departments as you can.
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Field Engineer

June - August 2020 • Denver, CO

What I liked

The company provides a lot of training and people are very willing to help you out if you work hard.

What I wish was different

More time to work. It was a great experience overall.

Advice

You get what you work for so work hard.
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