My name is Jonathan Lyle. I am a proud Veteran of over 9 years active duty service to the United States Army. During which I served two tours in Baghdad, Iraq. I am in pursuit of a BS degree in Construction Management from Arizona State University (ASU) where I currently hold a 3.2 GPA. I am highly involved in student organizations inside ASU. Foremost, I serve as the president of the American Concrete Institute (ACI) ASU Student Chapter. I am also the founding treasurer for the Fulton Student Veteran Organization (FSVO).
Through the ACI ASU Student Chapter I have competed in ACI national student competitions at two bi-annual conferences. I currently co-captain the “Concrete Solutions” team at ASU. We plan to attend the Associated Schools of Construction (ASC) Region 6&7 competition February of 2018. Through the ACI ASU Student Chapter I have hosted several general meetings, bringing in speakers from the local construction industry to speak with students about their work as well as provide them site visits to see the construction processes in person. I have hosted fundraising events in order to send my teams to these competitions and I have also worked in conjunction with FSVO in community outreach volunteer events.
“Operation Enduring Gratitude” (0EG) is a local nonprofit organization that serves disabled veterans throughout the local community. I have led several events bringing over 30 students from both my ACI and FSVO Student Organizations to volunteer for entire home builds for individuals who lost their homes in fires. We have also hosted and facilitated the addition of ADA compliant ramps to the front doors of disabled veterans during “Operation Ramp Up” at no cost to the individual.
The elements that drew me toward an internship in construction were the same aspects I have enjoyed about my military service; to work as a member of a team as we collectively contribute towards enhancing our community. I am grateful for the opportunity to use my leadership abilities gained as a Non-Commissioned Officer toward my desired career. I believe that my work ethic displayed in student organizations involvement in conjunction with my education and leadership experience will aid me in my success toward an effective, efficient Construction Manager.
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