A college internship provides a well-rounded learning environment that serves to enhance classroom education with hands-on experience. Our summer interns obtain valuable experience working on real projects for Sain’s private and public clients.
In this week’s spotlight, we check in with our Survey intern, who is gaining experience in the field.
Meet Grayton Arrington. He is a senior at the University of South Alabama majoring in Mechanical Engineering. We sat down with Grayton and asked him a few questions about his internship so far and what he plans to do after the summer.
Why did you want to intern at Sain?
Interning at a full-service civil engineering firm interested me because I wanted to learn about the different aspects of the engineering field. By working with the Survey team, I have gained hands-on job site experience.
What lessons have you learned during your internship?
After spending the last month working on various survey projects, I’ve learned that surveying is a very detail-oriented job that must be done correctly. Survey lays the foundation for the rest of the project. I have enjoyed working with Sain’s crew and have seen first-hand the importance of collaboration and teamwork.
What are your plans after interning at Sain?
I will be entering the fall semester of my junior year at South. I’m looking forward to taking classes related to my major. I also can’t wait to take classes in person after being in so many virtual courses last year.
What advice do you have for prospective interns?
I would encourage students to begin internships early in their college careers. Many students shy away from internships during their freshman and sophomore years, but it is never too early to get experience. There is so much value in taking what you learn in the classroom and applying it to real-life situations.