My name is Kean Quick, I am currently in my Junior year at Drexel University studying Civil Engineering and enjoying every new thing the field has to offer with each passing year. I was born and raised in Ridgefield, Connecticut where I spent a lot of summers working for my dads landscaping and contracting company. This is where a lot of my initial love for construction began as I loved working with and around heavy equipment and being out doors building something with my bare hands and at the end of the day to be able to step back and say I built that. Much of what I learned from working for my dad was what I sought after when looking for an internship, my dream had always been to be part of a construction team working on a large scale project.
Thanks to the COOP program at Drexel I was able to achieve just that. I received an internship with Allan Myers, one of the largest Heavy Civil and Construction company in the mid-Atlantic. I was very fortunate to be put on one of the largest projects to date in the company for my internship. And even more fortunate to have worked on the same project two summers in a row. The people I have met and worked with have been nothing but helpful and encouraging in my time here. Which has truly helped me make the decision that this is the field I want to work in after graduation. Each day bringing a new challenge and a new learning opportunity ensuring that construction is an every changing industry which makes it all the more enjoyable to work in.
This summer has been a very special one, as being my second internship with Allan Myers I have had the ability to get my feet wet in almost every aspect of the project. The project I have been mainly working on is a 4.5 mile section of a new interstate highway running from Maryland up through Delaware. It is the largest of five total sections of the new highway with 14 new bridges and over 3.2 Million Cubic yards of dirt excavated and placed for the new road. With on of the largest fleets of equipment on one job in the entire nation. The feeling I had at the end of each day was much like how I felt when working with my dad and the accomplishments and pride you feel being able to say I built that.
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