RJM Construction Internship Spotlight

RJM’s internship program is in full swing this summer as we host Mankato State University construction management undergrads Andrew and Hunter. Find out what they’re up to and how they’ll utilize their experience gained this summer as they move on to the next stages of their journey.

Get to Know our Summer Intern, Andrew (pictured left)

What is one of your most significant takeaways from your internship experience so far?

Through this internship, I have learned the value of communication and relationships, but most importantly is that “you cannot network enough.” Though I am only halfway through this internship, I think the biggest takeaway thus far for future reference, is the strategic thinking that is involved in pre-construction.  Being involved with critical conversations about projects really makes you assess the project, determine the end goal, and collaborate on how we will get there.

What do you enjoy most about your internship working at RJM?

I’ve really enjoyed meeting many people in several different groups within the company.

What are your plans next? 

​​​​​​​This fall I will be returning to Mankato, but I will be taking the spring semester off to work at a general contractor for an eight-month internship in project management.

Get to Know our Summer Intern, Hunter (pictured right)

Is there anything you didn’t expect to learn about RJM or the construction industry?

How many steps are involved in making a project successful and how communication is essential to have effective teamwork. From this internship, I have improved my communication skills.

What was one of your most significant takeaways from your internship experience?

The structure of how a general contractor operates and the daily responsibilities and tasks of project managers and engineers, superintendents, and project executives. Also, I ‘ve learned how to best communicate with different subcontractors.

What do you enjoy most about your internship working with RJM? 

I enjoy working with a great team and being able to see how to manage the construction of an ice arena facility.

What are your plans next?

​​​​​​​My plans next are to complete school and work for a general contractor in Minnesota.