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Kiewit

Safety intern

June - August 2019 • Carmichaels, PA

What I liked

I learned real world experience that will help me with my career. The company treated me like family.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Field Engineer

May - August 2019 • Gregory, TX

What I liked

I enjoyed the opportunities for growth available at Kiewit. They had a great mentor program for their interns, so each intern was paired with a full-time field engineer to answer any questions they had and help them grow. I learned a lot throughout my internship and gained a lot of experience of what it was like working in the field at a construction site.

What I wish was different

I wish I had been on a project more closely related to my interests. I was placed in the underground pipe crew for a project to build a petrochemical plant, but I am more interested in transportation engineering and infrastructure projects.

Advice

I would recommend spending as much time as possible in the field when working as an intern on construction projects. You will gain a lot of respect from the entire crew, and you will learn a lot more from what is going on out in the field that you can use later on when you are working in the office.
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Field engineer

May - September 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I got to learn what my future job will be like with real world application. I was treated as another member of the team and had to contribute just as much.

What I wish was different

The official position is field/office engineer but the job site I was at originally had set me up to just be in the office.

Advice

You will work long hours but will get paid very well. This isn't a job to mess around with, you are expected to contribute to the construction process as a full time employee
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Mechanical Design Intern

June - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

Kiewit was very helpful in preparing the interns for their specific tasks. From orientation to specific training courses, Interns were given plenty of time to grasp the ropes of a normal day in the offices of Kiewit. Interns were also treated as if they were full-time employees with the tasks they were given and their involvement on projects.

What I wish was different

The training course for Smart 3D was very poorly written and taught. The instructor was not much help with questions and told us to just skip a step in the manual if we found something too difficult. The training course, or lack there of, made for a slow start when work began to arrive for Smart 3D.

Advice

Interns: Get to know everyone on your project, establish professional relations, partake in every opportunity you can, and don't be afraid to ask questions, just check your resources first.
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Field/ Office Engineer

May - August 2019 • Boston, MA

What I liked

I worked in their sub-section Mass Electric Construction Company. My job title was Field/Office Engineer, and I worked on a project that was building a 66-acre solar field that contained 43,000 solar panels which produced 17.5 Mega Watts. This was the kind of internship where I truly learned more than I could have ever imagined. I gained an enormous amount of knowledge pertaining to the infrastructure of a solar field. Being a mechanical engineering student, I had very limited knowledge when it came to electrical systems and renewable energy. But, with the help of my amazing team, I was able to learn about every component and how they were installed throughout the entire project. I can't even express how welcome I felt coming into this internship, everyone I met was always more than happy to help me with any problem or question I ever had.

What I wish was different

Advice

Don't ever hesitate to ask a question and safety is always the number one priority.
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Engineer

August 2019 • Dallas, TX

What I liked

They always answer your questions and encourage you to ask more. They are very focused on learning and training and providing you with amazing experiences. Everyone on the team is very hard working and dedicated. I am so thankful to work here.

What I wish was different

Advice

Always ask questions and do not be afraid to raise your hand and ask to do something you have never done before!
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Environmental intern

November 2018 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Alot of my tasks involved me to expand my knowledge and apply what I learned in school to different projects.

What I wish was different

I got out of the office more.

Advice

Try to take on as much as possible and do not be affraid to fail. At least you will learn all the different tasks going on. This way you will find what you like to do and wont be in the dark of all the things happening.
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Structural Designer

June - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

The thing that impressed me the most was the overall cohesion of the company. Most of the firms aren’t well connected with various parts of their branches; i.e. design to engineering to construction, Kuwait is different in that aspect as they tie all parties together to create a super team that operates effortlessly and efficiently.

What I wish was different

I wish there was more getting to know the people around the workplace. They had a “Bootcamp” day wee they introduce everyone but once work got busy there was little time to actually go and meet the people who you work with.

Advice

Don’t come in cocky about what you know, show up ready to learn and be taught at the highest peak of learning by a career focused team.
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Accounts Recievable/Billings Intern

May - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

Kiewit is a really great company. They encourage your personal and professional development as an intern and even as a full-time employee. They really care about their employees and offer competitive pay and other great benefits.

What I wish was different

I wish there would have been an opportunity to spend more time with the other interns.

Advice

Always be enthusiastic about learning! You might not always know everything, but they are always willing to teach you, so be sure to ask questions.
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Chemical Process Engineer

May - August 2019 • Houston, TX

What I liked

The Kiewit team made me feel at home and gave me lots of important, relevant work to do. They made me want to come back, which I am next summer. I was able to learn a lot about my future and how I want to pursue my career. I had so many good mentors that always pointed me in the right direction. They facilitated field trips to job sites and build sites, and they organized many fun team building events that helped me enjoy my time and fell comfortable. I would recommend Kiewit to any student here at tech.

What I wish was different

Houston during the summer is a little hot for me, but other than that I can't really complain.

Advice

The most important thing employers look for is someone who is personable, and can work well with others, even through criticism. Be a perfectionist, doing something the right way one time is way better than doing it the wrong way many times, even if it means it will take longer.
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.Net Software Developer

May - August 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I learned a lot: Like 10x more than the two years I'd been at college at the time. Plus my colleeges were friendly and I liked working with them.

What I wish was different

Nothing really.

Advice

Learn to ask questions
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Infrastructure Development Intern

May 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I liked the versatility and amount of options for things I was able to do or accomplish at the internship. I have a lot of freedom to explore other areas of IT.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Field/Office Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Lake Charles, LA

What I liked

This internship was one of the best experiences I have had in my life. I was able to work as a field engineer on a bridge rehabilitation and it was amazing. Just getting to be out there with the crew everyday, meeting and leading from so many people from different backgrounds. I learned more this summer than I could have ever imagined.

What I wish was different

I honestly wouldn’t change a thing. The whole experience was exceptional from to time bottom. I never felt out of place or unable to achieve anything. Truly a world class program and I would recommend to anyone interested.

Advice

Do not be afraid to put yourself out there and never doubt your capabilities. I didn’t get a single interview for our Construction Interview day so I decided to go the the networking period to talk to the companies I was interested in. I was able to make a good impression and was offered the internship from that.
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Field Engineer

May - August 2019 • Cameron, LA

What I liked

I liked getting the field experience that I needed to help me grow in my career. I got to experience the night shift, and on night shift there is only one field engineer, so was trusted with all of the responsibilities a full time field engineer would have. My coworkers, staff and craft, taught me a lot about construction, but they also taught me how to gain respect from everyone on the jobsite by doing my job in the most efficient and effective ways.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have been able to live in Cameron instead of Lake Charles because the hour drive to and from work did get old after a while, but there was nothing I could do about it, so I spent two hours on the road everyday and made the best of it.

Advice

Anyone who plans to work for Kiewit, as a craft employee or staff employee, will learn how to do their job assignments in the most efficient and effective ways possible. They will also learn how to perform construction work so that they can do their best to stay ahead of schedule.
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Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Riverside, CA

What I liked

Hands on experience. I was thrown into big responsibility, day one.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I loved it.

Advice

Get ready to work. Long, hard days. But fulfilling work.
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Electrical Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

This company truly cares about its employees. They also paid for my housing and after this summer I don't have a problem saying I could work for this company for the rest of my life

What I wish was different

I just wish I had more communication is the months before starting

Advice

When you're not busy go ask coworkers if they have anything you can take off their plate. They really appreciate that and will remember it
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Structural Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • Lenexa, KS

What I liked

The people I worked with were incredible and the work I did was very meaningful. They gave a lot of opportunities to increase my learning and social network with employees and other interns.

What I wish was different

Sat closer to my peer mentor and had more opportunities to work on different deliverables.

Advice

Be open to learn and ask questions. Don’t sit and wait for someone to tell you what to do, it’s very impressive for an intern to take the initiative to get the most out of their time at an internship.
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Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Ingleside, TX

What I liked

Hands-on experience, threw me in and gave me tasks/responsibilities immediately but were always available if I had any questions, helped me have more confidence in my engineering skills.

What I wish was different

Can't think of anything.

Advice

Great everyone you meet as if they know more than you. Learn as much as you can, do research, write things down and take photos, don't be afraid to speak up, have confidence in yourself.
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Payroll Intern

June 2018 - January 2019 • Omaha, NE

What I liked

I learned a ton about how a bigger, established company operates. My managers were extremely helpful and patient. They allowed me to ask questions and learn while at the same time encouraged me to think outside the box and creatively find solutions to problems.

What I wish was different

Just wish I could've helped with more projects in my time there.

Advice

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Field Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • Atlanta, GA

What I liked

I was given responsibilities that contributed to the project and wasn't lead around the whole time being told what to do. I also got to work in a small office where I got to know everyone really well. I also had opportunities to learn from tradesmen about what they were doing on the project and how they managed their crews to those tasks done each day.

What I wish was different

I was the only intern, which was okay, but kind of wish I had someone my age there to hangout with and work through stuff together rather than just the full time employers I worked with everyday.

Advice

If your not sure the office is for you, I highly recommend a Kiewit Field Engineer Internship. It isn't easy, but you learn a lot in a short amount of time, make great connections with a massive construction company, and learn if you really would rather being in the field as oppose to the office.
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