The engineering field is becoming more complex and needs leaders who can solve real-world challenges.
The world is demanding innovative engineers who have the ability to design and manage projects as well as the skills to manage people. However, many engineering programs don’t have the ability to meet this demand.
My internship with Power Construction exceeded my expectations. It was a rewarding and fulfilling experience that motivated me to continue my academic and professional journey in construction.
Over the summer I worked with Mortenson Construction on a wind farm. The project we were on was in the early phases, so we were just working on foundations. We got to travel to other Mortenson Projects that were almost completed so we could climb the towers and get the whole picture. It was a really great experience and I'd recommend always talking up new opportunities during your Internships!
In Capstone, we learn first-hand about the aspects of construction projects that most of us have not encountered during our internships, such as the early design phases and the detailed process of planning physical construction work. I believe [Capstone] has made me and my fellow peers well-rounded and more knowledgeable individuals prepared to take on many of the challenges we may face in the construction industry.
Our construction engineering program was initiated and crafted by a direct need from the industry, and it continues to drive our program’s success.
Our corporate partners are invested in helping students turn their passion for engineering and architecture into a career where their leadership, design, and oversight influence every aspect of a construction project.