A Summer of Learning 3 Kleinschmidt interns share their experiences

For more than 50 years, Kleinschmidt has provided engineering, regulatory, and environmental consulting services to energy companies and government agencies across North America. We were pleased to host several interns with us for the summer of 2019 to learn more about our business and to help them as they pursue their various career paths.

Meet Joshua Clark. He is a senior at the University of Maine and will graduate in 2020 with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering.

"This summer I was the civil/structural intern at the Pittsfield, Maine office. I’ve had an amazing experience working at Kleinschmidt, and I feel much more confident as an engineer as I enter my senior year."

"Within a few days of working at Kleinschmidt, I was integrated into multiple projects. My first couple of tasks involved designing the steel members for walkways. This allowed me to apply my knowledge of steel design to a real-world project, and it also required me to learn some new material and software. Going into the summer, I had a strong understanding of how to design single members, made of steel and concrete. Now, I feel comfortable designing entire steel structures, including design of steel members, welded and pinned connections, and concrete anchorage."

"I have been impressed by the variety of work I have been exposed to. I had the opportunity to work on tasks involving engineering, drafting, and costing of materials and labor, and I have been working with different engineers and drafters across the company to complete these tasks. This past month, I worked on a project based in Arizona with Josh Kenny, an engineer in the Oregon office. This project presented many design challenges and overcoming these challenges has allowed me to grow as an engineer and problem solver. During this project, my colleagues gave me the independence to work through problems on my own, however, whenever I needed a helping hand there was always someone I could go to for guidance."

"I am grateful for all the projects I was able to work on this summer, for I know I have become a much better engineer from it. However, I am most thankful for the people I was able to work with. I got the sense that everyone enjoyed what they were doing and were driven to create quality solutions. Each person I worked alongside went out of their way to help me, and made me felt like a part of the team."

"I loved working at Kleinschmidt this summer, and I am beyond grateful to have had this opportunity."

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