My name is Collin George and I will be a senior civil engineering student at the University of Missouri – Columbia in the fall. No matter where you are in the world you will always find construction and land development. After passing by these projects growing up I always had an increased interest in what exactly it takes for a company to build a structure. I have family members that have been in construction their entire lives that encouraged me to go to college and study a construction related field. I found that math and science interested me and challenged me enough that I could turn it into a successful career. In order to get my foot in the door and gain some experience in the construction industry, I had the opportunity to work as a carpenter in the field during the summers of 2014 and 2015 with a small construction company in St. Louis. During this time, I developed an appreciation for the hard work that craftsmen around the world put in each day. During this time I worked hard to learn as much as I could about what goes into a successful project, while doing what I could as an apprentice carpenter. During these two summers I developed a passion for construction because of the rewarding experience that it offers it everyone, from the project management staff, the craftsmen, the owner, and hopefully the public.
In August 2014, I began college at the University of Missouri – Columbia studying civil engineering. Here I have been able to deepen my knowledge and passion for math and science to better prepare me for my role in the construction industry in the future. In my search for an internship during my sophomore year, I knew I would want to find a company that build large complex structures for both public and private uses. I learned about Alberici by actually meeting the CEO of the company and through family members, all of whom spoke highly of the company and its projects. Eventually, I was offered with the opportunity to join Alberici as an onsite project engineer and have had a fantastic experience.
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