Exactly What I Needed
By: Nicholas Hann
I thoroughly enjoyed my AASEP experience. I was able to learn things and push myself in ways I haven’t ever been able to do. As a student, I know I like many aspects and divisions of engineering, but I’m still not quite sure where I stand. Real world experience working side by side with engineers and people of other job titles was exactly what I needed. I went into this internship with a mindset of needing to arrow down my career choices, and I can successfully say I did that. Although I wasn’t just shadowing engineers, I can also say I learned so much from other roles in the company.
I was selected by Welty Building Company, a construction management firm headquartered in the Akron area. I got a sneak peak of literally almost every single one of their job roles in the company. This spanned anywhere from marketing, to technology aided design, to field work. For me, every single day was different, and I didn’t know what to expect. Sometimes this was terrifying and pushing me through it helped me grow. Even though this experience wasn’t exactly what I was looking for, it was what I needed. This allowed me to see how each part of the company interacts with each other and works together. On top of that, I got to see the individual parts and how they are different from other roles. Unless you have an oversight role in a company where you manage just about everybody, this is a very rare experience, and I took advantage of it to the best of my abilities.
I can confidently say I now have a better insight towards how businesses manage people and their clients. I can also say that the knowledge I have gained in my experience will be put to good use in the future for jobs and colleges.