Agnes Marszalik, a senior civil and environmental engineering student at Carnegie Mellon University, returned to school this fall with a deeper understanding of professional engineering after an intensive 12-week internship at Greeley and Hansen, a leading national firm specializing in practical engineering, architectural, and management solutions for complex water, wastewater, and infrastructure challenges.
The interns had an opportunity to work on a diverse range of assignments and projects in a variety of areas, including: design, feasibility studies, master planning and construction management. These real-world situations helped sharpen their skills in engineering, leadership and business.
Interns are matched up with a Mentor Engineer, hand-picked by senior leaders, and work along side their mentor on real projects throughout the summer.
"Greeley and Hansen is committed to offering learning and development opportunities to enhance the overall internship experience. This specialized internship program offers students the opportunity to contribute to the firm's passion for delivering premier engineering solutions that sustain valuable water resources and create better urban environments," said John C. Robak, President and Chief Operating Officer at Greeley and Hansen. "We believe our internship program is a unique blend of hands-on experience and mentoring in a professional work environment."
As part of the internship program, Marszalik participated in Greeley and Hansen's award-winning Designing Your Future Leadership Conference. This highly interactive, two-day conference held in the company's headquarters in Chicago, focuses specifically on career management and leadership development for future engineers. The conference showcases several industry experts presenting a wide-range of topics designed to educate engineering students on how to best manage their future careers and take ownership of their career path. Specific training is offered in foundational leadership skills, navigating conflict and change, learning to set goals, and teaching students how to build rewarding, challenging, and exciting technical careers while creating a healthy balance around work, home, and community. Greeley and Hansen Chief Executive Officer Andy Richardson personally engages and interacts with participants during the conference. The conference concluded with Marszalik receiving a certificate of completion of the program.
About Greeley and Hansen
Greeley and Hansen is an international leader in developing innovative engineering, architecture, and management solutions for a wide array of complex water, wastewater, and water-related infrastructure challenges. Headquartered in Chicago since its founding in 1914, Greeley and Hansen has 16 locations across the U.S. The firm has built upon nearly 100 years of proven civil and environmental engineering experience in all phases of project development and implementation to become a premier global provider of comprehensive services in the water sector. Greeley and Hansen has consistently been recognized by the National Association for Business Resources as one of Chicago's 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work For, as well as for engineering excellence by the American Council of Engineering Companies. For more information, please visit www.greeley-hansen.com.