I’m only 3 days into my internship at Prime AE, but I already know this is going to be such a good experience for me. I was able to go out into the field and see a project that the wastewater/water engineers are working on here. We went up to Cuyahoga Valley National Park, and they showed me a location where they are removing a dam for a client and replacing it with a screw pump. I was able to learn about why and how they are doing the work, and how the screw pump operates. They explained to me the process they must go through to be able to work on the site, and just how long a process like this usually takes. They have told me that projects very rarely go according to plan, but there is always a way to get things done. They have taught me about the business side of engineering and what decisions are made to keep the clients happy with the work being done. My internship is giving me knowledge that I know will be useful in my future career, whether that is in engineering or not. I am so excited for the rest of my time here and cannot wait to see what other new things I can learn!
By: Shelley Bradshaw