Benjamin Scanlon wasn’t sure what to expect when he started working at TYME as an Engineering Technician Intern for the summer during the 2019 construction season. A budding engineer, he was eager to receive hands-on experience that would help translate what he learned in the classroom to real life on the job knowledge.
His internship included providing inspection services on several projects like the Full Construction Engineering project for M-5, I-96, and I-696, and the Full Construction Engineering and ITS upgrades on M-59 & I-75. In addition, Benjamin also worked on the ITS System Manager Services project on I-94 at French and Concord.
“What I liked about working with TYME was my ability to jump between different projects to get a broader view of the things I can do as a civil engineer,” Benjamin said. “Working with various types of projects allowed me to get a better feel for what I would like to do with my career.”
Benjamin is currently attending the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering. Benjamin will graduate in April 2021 and he plans to pursue a career in the field.
When asked what he likes best about working at TYME, Benjamin refers to the constructive experiences he gained on-site and in the office.
“During my internship I had many positive experiences with all of my coworkers and supervisors. They worked with me to help me learn about the field of construction,” Benjamin said.
In his spare time, Benjamin enjoys playing soccer, video games, and swimming. During his down time this summer, he visited and climbed the Sleeping Bear Dunes for the first time.