Pictured: Emily Mallick, engineering intern, reviewing drawings during her internship.
Part of the Massaro Construction Group mission is to build stronger communities, and that can be achieved in many different ways.
One of which is to mentor our youth and teach them about the diverse career opportunities in the construction industry. We provide a variety of internships in an effort to showcase what the industry has to offer. Emily Mallick, a senior at Franklin Regional Senior High School, recently completed her internship with Massaro CMS and was eager to reflect and share her experience with us.
Are you planning to attend college after graduation?
I just recently committed to Penn State University Park! Shortly after graduation, I will be heading up to Penn State for the summer session. I chose to do the summer “LEAP” program to get two classes out of the way, begin to learn my way around campus and make some new friends before I start the fall semester.
What field do you plan to study?
I plan to major in engineering. My interests right now are mechanical, biomedical, electrical, nuclear or engineering. If I find out the engineering isn’t for me, I think physics would be my next choice.
Where do you see yourself after college?
I hope to be in a field where I am exposed to new things on a daily basis and am able to be hands-on with whatever I am doing. I think working with the military or government would be interesting.
What extracurricular activities have you been involved in during high school?
I am a majorette for Franklin Regional, the Golden Triangles Performance Ensemble and Studio G Dance Center. Along with being a majorette, I am involved in many clubs at my school such as National Honor Society, Science National Honor Society and Paws for a Cause. I am a huge animal lover and my family and I foster animals from the Animal Rescue League who are either sick or too small to be adopted yet.
What projects have you been working on during this internship?
I have been working on many different things here at Massaro! I have been helping Mariela Viloria, Lead Estimator, with the Penn Trafford project and Dan Kiefer, Director of Preconstruction, with market research. I was also exposed to using Prolog, a project management software, while helping Stevan Mracna, Project Engineer, with the Homewood North project. My favorite part was when I got to tour the Penn State University project while visiting the campus!
What is one piece of advice you have for other interns?
Do not be afraid to talk to anyone or ask questions. I am more of a quiet person yet I have found everyone at Massaro to be extremely helpful and easy to talk to.