Every summer our Interns take over the NEC Blog to share their adventures with you!! We're kicking that off now with a welcome from Kade Woolverton. We're excited to see what the weeks ahead hold in store for them!
With the summer well underway here at New England Construction, I have become proficient with three types of construction management software, worked on four job-sites, and met far too many awesome people to list.
Upon arrival on my first day I was welcomed into the inviting atmosphere of a weekly Level 10 meeting (What's a Level 10 Meeting? Learn more here!), where the Operations Team hashes out any complications they have on their projects and works together to better themselves. Rather than delving straight into the nitty-gritty of it all, I was surprised to see that the team begins by sharing what is going on in their personal lives and then transitions into a brief segue regarding the big picture in their professional worlds. This type of commencement is so rarely found in the corporate world, but is of great value to any team in my opinion. It is so vital to know what is going on in your coworkers’ lives so that you can empathize with them on a day to day basis and have some sort of insight on exterior events that may be contributing to their behavior at work. This is just one of many occurrences where I saw the Family energy of NEC shine through.
Kade in action!
Another refreshing observation I had when starting was that many members of the staff just graduated college and are around my age. It is such a nice feeling to be able to relate to your coworkers and share interests with a number of them. Not only this, but the fact that they were so recently in your shoes makes them fantastic resources for advice and wisdom regarding your path to the professional world. I have found that I learn the most from simply talking to my coworkers and understanding the choices and events that brought them to the positions they hold today. It quickly became clear to me that the success of NEC is driven by the quality of the people that work there.
When Mike (NEC’s Marketing Administrator) told me I would be creating blog posts for the website, I sat back and asked myself what I would want to know if I were a prospective intern. Several ideas ran through my head, but I felt the most applicable and useful information would be a glimpse into the day-to-day life of an operations intern at NEC. With this in mind, I thought it would be fun to share videos (both informative and goofy) of the activities and projects that I engage with every day on the job.
Thank you for reading and stay tuned for more…