I was born in Venezuela in a little town called Valencia, an industrial town in the middle of the country. Both my parents grew up in this city, my dad came from a very humble family, he worked from a very young age, and when he finished high school he decided to pursue a career in Civil Engineering. Five years later, the day of his last University exam, I was born. From a very young age I was introduced to the construction world, my dad used to take me to the projects he was working on. I remember even wearing the big hard hats sometimes. One could say I was born into the industry, every day I got more and more interested in construction, and when I finished high school I decided to pursue a career in Civil Engineering too. The political situation of my country forced me to flee overseas, and leave my family during my third semester at the University of Carabobo, my home town institution. I came to the United States, finished my Associates of arts at Miami Dade College, and later got accepted to the University of Florida for my Bachelors of Science. I am currently a senior at the University of Florida, I am schedule to graduate on May 2018 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering. College has thought me to think critically, to look at problems from different perspectives, but I believe my internship gave me knowledge I could have not obtained in a classroom. I chose construction because I believe there is a great sense of pride in the business. I am making something that will stand the test of time. Since a very young age I was interested in construction, growing up being that involved with the industry had a significant effect on me. I remember the look in my dad’s eyes every time he showed me something he built, the sense of pride and accomplishment, knowing that he was part of something that is meant to last. I believe that is what led me to be interested in an internship and a career in construction, I did not always know what I wanted to be when I grew up, but I knew I wanted to have that look in my eyes when looking at my work, the look my dad had.
Live voting has ended.