Micah Greene and Stacey Johnson interned with TYME during the busy summer construction months. Both interns were a part of the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Transportation Diversity Recruitment Program, a partnership between the Michigan Department of Transportation and college and universities throughout Michigan. The program offers valuable on-the-job training and job shadowing to underserved undergraduate students pursuing degrees in engineering or other transportation-related careers.
Aspiring civil engineer Micah Greene stepped one step closer to her goals during her summer internship with TYME. A student at Alabama A&M University, she was ready to receive real-life experience in civil engineering.
Micah worked on a variety of projects. She worked diligently as an Inspector over 10 weeks on the following projects: 1-94 SBE, M-14 Napier to US-23, and assisted with bridge scoping on I-275. The internship was a great opportunity for Micah who thoroughly enjoys new things.
“I like that I got to explore different projects and not just stay in one category, “Micah said. “I enjoyed my experience at TYME, and I am ready to be a civil engineer.”
Micah will graduate in December 2021 and plans to pursue a career In civil engineering. In her spare time, Micah enjoys listening to customized playlists and hanging out with her family and friends.
Stacey Johnson, who is also a student at Alabama A&M University thoroughly enjoyed the variety of assignments during his internship with TYME. A Construction Management major, Stacey always seemed ready to hit the ground running.
“TYME is extremely flexible, “Stacey said. “It’s not just a work environment, it’s like a family where everyone wants to make sure you are doing what you are supposed to do and have everything you need. You’re never just thrown out there and have to figure things out.”
During his internship, Stacey assisted the team on the 2020 Bridge Scoping project and inspected storm drainage clearing, reconstruction, and fiber splicing on numerous projects. Working during a global pandemic made things interesting, but both Micah and Stacey were up to the challenge and appreciated the mentorship they received during their internship.
“I truly believe this company has something special because they were able to train and mentor all during the COVID-19 crisis, and that speaks volumes to me,” Stacey said.
In his spare time, Stacey jokes that his favorite hobby is eating. But his real hobbies are painting, drawing, and sculpting. Most recently, he started his own fine arts and painting company, SJ Designs.
“I make people’s dreams come true, whatever you can think of I paint it,” he said. Check out Stacey’s fantastic artwork on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/sjdesignart.sbj/
Stacey concluded his internship with TYME at the end of August and will graduate this year. He takes with him a lot of experience and hopes to return in the future.