My name is Adam Schultz, a senior civil engineering student at the University of Wisconsin, Platteville with one more year left of school to go. I grew up in northeast Wisconsin in a small town named Oconto which is just north of Green Bay, WI. My father was a foreman for the municipality of Oconto and was also happy to answer any infrastructure questions I have ever had while being around infrastructure projects. I later worked for the City of Oconto, and then for the County of Oconto. This made choosing to go into the field of civil engineer a pretty obvious choice.
I realized in college that I needed to earn more experience and see sides of the construction process that I have never seen before. Shortly after I was lucky enough to be given an offer to intern at Northeast Asphalt, working with their production division. This means I would be able to work with road construction material from the very beginning of the process. Everything from the mining of the dolomite limestone, to the crushing, washing, and eventually the various asphalt mixes that would be put down of miles of roadway.
Getting the opportunity to work for Northeast Asphalt was exactly what I was hoping to get out of an internship. I learned so much about the aggregate and asphalt side of road construction that I have never been around before. I have been around paving, and road repair crew, but never around the production side of it. Not only the production process, but this amazing internship opportunity allowed to be see things from management side, and all that goes into managing so many people, equipment, and various jobs through the busiest time of construction season.
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