My name is Tony Carlino and I am a motivated 29 year old Civil Engineering student at Rowan University located in Glassboro, New Jersey. I have back round and passion in electrical utility construction along with residential construction. Joining the workforce at the age of 19 I experienced the feeling of contributing and making a difference by working on America’s electrical utilities as a skilled laborer. This passion allowed me to succeed in various roles, but I then reached a point where I wanted to work in an environment that required a greater level of knowledge and expertise and would allow me to make a more meaningful impact. Focusing on my academic development was crucial to realizing the goal and I planned out to pursue an education in civil engineering.
As my engineering classes began I quickly learned my prior work experience and passion was an invaluable source to work hard and succeed in school. I started to gain insight about America’s infrastructure in ways I never thought. Such as, how and why is it designed that way, How is the design going to be constructed, how will this affect future generations, and what type of maintenance will be required after construction. All of this fueled my passion for construction and to succeed in the industry.
I choose my internship with construction because I realized there was such more to learn in the industry. I knew interning in construction was going to give me experience on a different level than college can provide. Plus between school and field experience I knew my knowledge and understanding would grow to a greater level. When I interviewed with Railroad Construction Company I was excited to hear about the large scale projects they take on with bridges. I immediately knew I was in the right place and I was going to be challenged to grow during this internship.
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