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Kimley-Horn

Civil Engineering Intern

June - August 2022 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Loved the culture and the people, everyone was very helpful and eager to help me learn.

What I wish was different

Nothing at all!

Advice

Ask as many questions as you can, everyone is very wise and knowledgeable.
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Development Services Intern

July - August 2020 • Pleasanton, CA

What I liked

The internship was very structured. While it was Kimley-Horn’s first virtual internship, they made it seem like they had done it for years. Every one of my days was planned out before the start of my internship so I knew what I was going to be doing for the entire month. They were very organized and were dedicated to help us learn about the operations of the company.

What I wish was different

I wish that I could have worked more hands on with real projects. However, this only didn’t happen because of COVID guidelines so I am sure any other year would be different.

Advice

Get to know people in the office and what projects they work on. I didn’t really know what development services/land development was in consulting until I started hearing about the types of projects that my office worked on. It was such a wide variety of projects and responsibilities and it was awesome to experience. It really helped me understand what I may want to do one day.
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Vero Beach, FL

What I liked

I loved the variety of projects Kimley Horn had to offer their interns! They did a great job of training and really making us feel like part of the team.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Structural Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Akron, OH

What I liked

Very fun co-workers, great atmosphere, intern day where all the interns from the Midwest are flown out to the twin cities office, learned a lot

What I wish was different

Would have been nice to have more of a focus on steel strutures

Advice

Be prepared to learn a lot
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Civil EIT Intern

May - August 2019 • McKinney, TX

What I liked

First hand experience of day to day office operations.

What I wish was different

I had more experience with ArcGIS

Advice

Work as hard as you possibly can.
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2019 • Colorado Springs, CO

What I liked

I was given plenty of resources, training, and mentorship to succeed. They helped me try different things and gave me unique opportunities to show me that they cared and were invested in me. The work was challenging but satisfying. The people were very friendly and welcoming. The environment was positive and enjoyable.

What I wish was different

Perhaps even more variety (trying different things) but they did such a good job of that already.

Advice

Internships are an interview for both sides. It's to help you determine if you like them and if they like you. Ask tons of questions and learn all you can about the company and what opportunities are available to help you determine if you like it. This will also help them realize the magnitude of the person you are. Try to show as much resourcefulness as you can and be proactive. But at the same time, don't be afraid to ask questions and be patient with yourself as you learn.
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Land Development Intern

June - August 2019 • Charlotte, NC

What I liked

I loved how young and similar my coworkers were, everyone got along and everyone was extremely helpful whenever I needed it. The experience I got was amazing and I learned a huge variety of skills in engineering.

What I wish was different

Wish I had a more consistent workload, you charge your time to specific jobs and when you don’t have work it was sometimes hard to find things to do.

Advice

Don’t expect to have much time Monday through Thursday out of work, but don’t be discouraged by this, the skills you gain and pay you earn is well worth the intense schedule.
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Civil Engineer- Intern

May - August 2019 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I really liked the support I felt from my team and the office. I was plugged right into projects and felt like a valued and contributing member of the team from day one. I was given plenty of opportunities to network, learn from professionals, get career advice, and develop my technical skills, all while having a great time with the other interns and members of my team.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to learn more about the other disciplines in my office (I was working on a roadway team, but there were also land development teams, drainage teams, landscape architecture teams, traffic operations and transportation plannings teams, etc). I also would have liked to see more in detail how the company served its clients.

Advice

Ask as many questions about the company and the industry that you can! Professionals are more than happy to share the lessons they've learned, and especially at Kimley-Horn I felt that they were invested in my professional success as part of the team as well.
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Production Intern

June - August 2019 • Reston, VA

What I liked

The company culture and the people at my office location were amazing. Everyone was always so open to lending a helping hand if I had a question or needed help on anything. My supervisor was invested in my career growth as much as I was, and he was always checking in to make sure things were going well and to see if there was anything I needed that I wasn't getting. Everyone at the company really cared about getting people involved in projects they were interested in. They truly believe in involving people in projects that they are passionate about because they know it will make everyone happier and the project is more likely to be successful. I was able to do work that I would have been doing as a full-time hire, which was great for getting a feel of what working in the "real world" would be like. Overall I had a great experience this past summer with this company.

What I wish was different

I wouldn't change anything about my summer experience because I learned so much and felt very welcomed in the company.

Advice

In order to succeed at this company, you have to be comfortable with reaching out to people and be upfront about what you want and what you are interested in working on. I am slightly shy and initially I had a hard time reaching out to different employees within the firm. I ended up getting over that and I was able to build professional relationships with people throughout the office which has been great for my career growth.
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Civil Engineer

May - August 2019 • McKinney, TX

What I liked

Awesome atmosphere and satisfying work.

What I wish was different

The coffee

Advice

Bring snacks and jump right in.
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Civil Engineering Intern

April - September 2019 • Denver, CO

What I liked

Company, People, Experience. I was able to get alot of great experience that i needed that wasn't offered at School. Specifically Auto CAD Civil 3D.

What I wish was different

No Complaints!

Advice

Strech yourself, have confidence in your abilities. The programs offered at BYU-Idaho are competitive with ANY other university.
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Marketing Intern

May 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

I enjoyed working closely with with people in my department and learning so much. I also really enjoyed and benefited from all of the efforts made by HR to get the interns together, such as weekly lunches, the summer presentation, and the big intern day.

What I wish was different

Can't think of anything!

Advice

Don't be too intimidated by the amount of people you will meet and work with. Everyone was very welcoming and understanding if I didn't remember their names right away. Do your best to get to know everyone throughout your entire internship, not just within the first few weeks.
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Civil Engineering Co-op

May 2018 • Lisle, IL

What I liked

I liked how approachable my coworkers were for answering questions.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Lisle, IL

What I liked

It was such a good working atmosphere. The leadership's top priority was that everyone has opportunities to learn and grow and that people enjoy their working experience. It wasn't just about making a profit. They had many initiatives and workshops for younger engineers and women engineers. I felt super supported every day.

What I wish was different

There was a lot of pressure on me to integrate socially and get to know as many people as possible. Although it worked out at the end, it brought me way out of my comfort zone sometimes and was really exhausting.

Advice

Take every opportunity you can to get to know other employees. Join an intramural sports league, go to trivia night or happy hour one day after work, or jump in on any volunteer opportunities the employees take part in on behalf of the company. Things like that are great when it comes to understanding if you want to build a career alongside these people.
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Aviation Intern

June - September 2018 • Orange, CA

What I liked

I loved how open they were to letting me work on whatever I was interested in. I had so many opportunities to go on site visits, work on different projects, and work with a variety of awesome people.

What I wish was different

I wish I would have stayed longer so I could actually see a project from start to finish.

Advice

Go in with an open mind and be willing to accept any opportunity presented to you. Every experience is a good one and helps you learn.
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Land Development Intern

May - August 2018 • Nashville, TN

What I liked

The company culture was really great. They had a well-established intern program that included HR calls, a workbook to guide you through company policies and culture, and an 'intern day" at the headquarters in Raleigh, NC, that they flew all the interns in the region to. They also provided me with lots of work and made sure I was learning through the process.

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

Make the most of the opportunity to learn at this company. They are really excited to teach you, so ask questions!
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Civil Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

Great company, well structured internship program. Really enjoyed the people I worked with.

What I wish was different

I wish I had asked to try a different department for the extra experience. Just hard to fit it all into one summer.

Advice

Ask a lot of questions and ask for feedback as much as possible to improve yourself and hopefully get an offer.
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Environmental Scientist Intern

May - August 2018 • Rochester, MN

What I liked

I enjoyed performing wetland delineation fieldwork, where I utilized GPS units, identified vegetation types, analyzed soil characteristics, and traveled to different cities around the Midwest! The office culture was very welcoming and supportive; I connected with various professionals within the company, while learning about the consulting field and the importance of technical skills and communication. Overall, I loved applying my knowledge from environmental science classes in an exciting, fast-paced environment.

What I wish was different

Advice

Taking technical classes, such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistics (using RStudio), can give you an advantage while learning job-specific tasks in certain roles. I would strongly recommend taking a GIS class if you are interested in environmental consulting!
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Electrical engineer

May 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The hands on experience with real engineers not teachers.

What I wish was different

Nothing. I love the company I work for.

Advice

Expect to know nothing going I to your internship. But also expect to learn everything you need to know fairly quickly.
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Graphic Designer

May - October 2017 • Phoenix, AZ

What I liked

The office was very nice and a really good environment. All my coworkers were very nice and helpful. I learned a lot and was able to work on complete projects.

What I wish was different

Advice

Get to know people, make friends, and communicate any questions or concerns. Take advantage of perks like lunch coupons and fun events in and outside of the office.
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