A fond farewell to our 2019 interns: Another job well done!

At Ceco, we value our summer internship program because it gives us the chance to build up the industry by helping develop the next generation of construction professionals. It’s really a win-win for all involved: Our interns receive hands-on training and experience while our crews acquire much-needed help during our busiest time of year. Oftentimes, our interns will return to our company after graduation to take on full-time positions.

This summer, more than a dozen college students participated in our internship program. Here’s what a few had to say about their experience and why they chose Ceco:


Steph Brunot, a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Internship location: Florida) —

“I chose Ceco because I wanted an internship that required me to use everything in my skill set while giving me new skills to nurture, and for that I can’t thank the company enough.”


Thomas Cardona Tollinchi, a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Internship location: Florida) —

“This was my first experience working for an engineering company, and I knew that Ceco has a great reputation in the construction industry. I chose Ceco because I was confident it would be a great internship experience that would expand my knowledge in civil engineering. I’ve enjoyed learning what goes on throughout a project this summer.”


JJ Cuellar, a senior at Texas A&M University (Internship location: Texas) —

“Watching my grandfather build homes throughout my childhood steered me toward the construction industry. Having the opportunity to intern for Ceco, a 100-year-old company, is a blessing. Ceco has built NFL and MLB stadiums, the Music City Center, and an endless list of projects, which makes this company one of the best in the business. I couldn’t think of a better company to learn project management skills from.”


Gabriel Diaz Rios, a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Internship location: Florida) —

“This is my second summer as a Ceco intern. I previously worked in the field, but this summer I worked in the office as I wanted a more challenging environment for professional growth. I wanted to learn more about concrete structure design and the software needed to build them. Ceco offered me something different in every aspect, and they offered me the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with real-life projects.”


Lauren Kirsch, a junior at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (Internship location: Milwaukee) —

“I chose an internship with Ceco because many people overlook the forming of concrete; many just imagine the final product. As engineering students, we are often taught to design the perfect building system, roadway or bridge, but interning with Ceco has, and will continue to, make me look at structures from a different perspective: how they’re physically constructed. Whether it’s recognized or not, concrete impacts everyone’s daily life, and I want to be part of the team that keeps society and infrastructure moving forward, one beamside and HV table at a time.”


Bradley Howes, a senior at State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry (Internship location: Syracuse, N.Y.) —

“I chose Ceco to gain valuable experience in the industry that can be applied throughout the rest of my career.”


Gabriel Maldonado Del Rio, a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Internship location: Florida) —

“I took an Internship with Ceco because I wanted to see how everything I’ve learned in school is represented on a real construction project. Ceco has given me the tools I need to become an excellent project manager in the field and the office.”


Manoel Marrero Davila, a senior at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez (Internship location: Florida) —

“I chose CECO because, from Day 1, they showed me their interest to make me part of their team. I saw the opportunity to further develop my professional skills and at the same time show what I am capable of.”



Additional interns not pictured above include:

  • Emanuel Aguero, Washington State University (Internship location: Seattle)
  • Sarah Denzel, University of Cincinnati (Internship location: Cincinnati)
  • Joe Greenwood, Oregon State University (Internship location: Seattle)
  • Pablo Ramirez, Cincinnati State Technical & Community College (Internship location: Cincinnati)
  • Jay Sohre, University of Minnesota (Internship location: Minnesota)
  • Heath Tucker, University of Kansas (Internship location: Kansas)
  • Kyle Vining, Central Connecticut State University (Internship location: Hartford, Conn.)
  • Josh Webb, Anoka Technical College, Minn. (Internship location: Minnesota)

Congratulations to all our interns on a job well done! We wish you the best in your future endeavors.

Want to learn more about an internship with Ceco? Visit http://jobs.heicocg.com to view future internship opportunities near you!