Meet our Interns: Part 2
The interns of summer 2021 are here! Throughout our various offices, interns will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in land surveying, geotechnical engineering, civil engineering, and landscape architecture. We are excited to introduce to you three of our nine interns. So today, instead of saying TGIF, we’re saying TGFI – Thank Goodness For Interns!
I’m James Owczarzak. I am studying civil engineering at Western Michigan University and am in my senior year. Interested in mathematics, I decided to join the general engineering program. From there, I discovered the different engineering paths and had a particular interest in civil engineering, focusing on the science behind engineering design. I enjoy the material and the connections that each course has with one another – learning a variety of components to the design of structures. With this internship, I am looking forward to gaining experience in my chosen field. Due to Covid, my courses have been online, which has made it challenging to gain hands-on experience. I am excited to apply what I have learned with surveying, and I am even more excited to learn the engineering design that brings forth the purpose of surveying. I am eager to complete this internship and continue the path that I have chosen, understanding the creation of designs and analyzing designs’ proficiency.
I’m Andrew Nord, and I attend Michigan State University. I decided to pursue landscape architecture because I love both CAD and the outdoors and wanted to go into a field that involved both. What I enjoy most about landscape architecture is the creative freedom that is offered. I feel like I am free to express myself in ways that are only possible through this field. This will be my first internship, and I am looking forward to learning more about surveying as it has many ties with landscape architecture. I am excited to utilize what I learn here to further my career in the future.
My name is Elizabeth Beckas and I’m returning for a second internship with PEA Group. I am in my 4th year of studying civil engineering at Michigan Technological University. I choose to pursue civil engineering because I like working on new projects and getting the opportunity to plan things. I enjoy the challenges civil engineering presents me with and it gives me the chance to be creative. Last year, I interned with PEA Group as a survey intern. This year, I will be interning as an engineering intern. I am most looking forward to learning new things and continuing to do some survey work.
To learn more about our internship program, contact Stephanie Tanulku.