Design has always been an interest of mine. This fascination evolved into a love for architecture, which requires the knowledge of construction. Currently, I am enrolled in my final year of the 5-Year Bachelors of Architecture program at the University of Oklahoma. Throughout my college experience, I have always been eager to learn about the integration of design and construction. My first internship with Ideal Homes, a local Oklahoma home-builder, gave me the opportunity to be able to collaborate with client designs and see their future homes come to life. A year later, I took my second internship with AAA Landscaping, which was a much smaller company that gave me a more hands-on approach with landscape design, estimating, and communicating to subcontractors and vendors. Both of these internships provided me the opportunity to see projects from start to finish, which gave me a better understanding of the process as a whole.
From those experiences, I found that I enjoyed working on a variety of different projects and knowing the ins and out of a company. Multi-tasking became one of my strongest abilities. Last November, while attending architecture school full-time, I accepted an intern position as an Assistant Marketing Coordinator at Manhattan Construction. My current position with Manhattan has given me the opportunity to do an internship that has developed that tasking skill-set even more and allows me to exercise my design capabilities. With my skills, I am able to further Manhattan Construction’s ability to portray information through design. One of my roles at Manhattan is to assist in developing responses to RFP’s, RFQ’S and other deliverable. With these assignments, I am able to use what I have learned from school to help design and develop responses that are appealing to the eyes of the client. I have on projects for various different customers and industries including INTEGRIS Health, McBride Orthopedic Hospital, Oklahoma State University, The Chickasaw Nation and the State of Oklahoma.
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