College - Author 1

College of Architecture and Environmental Design

Department - Author 1

Construction Management Department

Degree Name - Author 1

BS in Construction Management



Primary Advisor/Subject Matter Expert (SME)

Edward M. Boucher, College of Architecture and Environmental Design, Construction Management Department


Many Cal Poly Construction Management students are expected to have at least one internship prior to graduating. With that being said, the construction industry has many sectors of work that one may enter. Internships are a good way for students to determine what kind of work they would like to go into whether it is commercial, heavy civil, residential, etc. The purpose of this research paper is to analyze what can be done to optimize a heavy civil internship based off student interest and experiences. Research was conducted via survey that was sent out to all Cal Poly Construction Management and Heavy Civil Minor students which includes both Construction Management and Civil Engineering students. Only responses from students who have participated in at least one heavy civil internship were used for this research. This paper aims to provide insight on what students find most important during their summer internship experiences and what could have been improved to provide a better experience. Industry partners mainly pertaining to the heavy civil industry can refer to the results to see key aspects of what students find important during summer internships to further promote their learning in the heavy civil industry.

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