Always exciting and never dull are the best ways to describe my time as an intern at Athena Engineering. I was given first-hand experience on both the engineering and field technician level that allowed me a true understanding of the entire HVAC/Construction process. They were also flexible with my hours week to week, allowing me to maximize my work hours while still being able to take off before a big exam. Best of all there was never a quiet moment, in terms of the work or the people, which made my internship both educational and enjoyable.
Working as an intern for Athena Engineering, Inc. was an extremely rewarding experience for me. Athena Engineering, Inc. provides exciting opportunities for college students to gain on-the-job experience in many different aspects of the construction industry. I was places on a variety of mechanical HVAC construction projects that challenged my leadership, communication, and project management skills. The skill set I gained in this internship cannot be learned in a classroom environment. Not only did my mentors five me professional responsibilities, but they also gave me honest and practical advice t0 help me in my future career.
This internship program is really nice for students who are in college or about to graduate from college because the hours are flexible and the things you learn on the job coincide with what you learn in the classroom. If you ever have a question or need a second opinion about something, you will never feel scared to ask because everyone is very helpful and has an “open-door” relationship. Athena Engineering believes in investing in their workers and you can see that from the quality of work that is produced. I never felt like a number or just another employee, even as an intern you are treated as a person and will be given a lot of responsibilities. Aside from the work you will quickly become a part of the company family by being involved in different social activities like summer BBQ’s, fantasy football leagues, birthday parties, pizza parties and so much more, which is important to have in order to build relationships with your coworkers. It really makes it fun to come to work everyday and helps you enjoy what you are doing.