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Aaron Filzen

Aaron Filzen

KHS&S

Intern

Personal Information

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School: Minnesota State University Mankato

Major: Construction Managment

Years at College Works: 2015

Career Information

Company You Work For Now: KHS&S

Title: Intern

Industry: Construction

Brief Description of Duties / Responsibilities

Work hand in hand with with the senior project managers on various commercial construction projects in Southern California. Working on all aspects of the jobs - Designing, estimating, managing, safety.

What Has Been Your Proudest Accomplishment Post-CWP?

Being the only one my age in my major having been offered the internships I have been

CWP Career Impact

In one sentence, what has CWP meant to you?

Light and key- I have been able to find and open many locked doors.

How did your CWP experience impact your career? Immediately after graduation? Now?

I am still in college but this year I have been offered jobs solely based off of my experience and the ability to network and meet people. A skill that was greatly improved on during my internship with College Works

What was the greatest lesson you learned from your CWP experience?

Know your limits and then push them. Have a balance in your life no matter what you are doing.

How has the friendships and networks you built during CWP affected you?

Good friends to have around at college

If you had to come up with an one line slogan for CWP, what would it be? :)

The few the proud the interns of CWP

Advice

What advice do you have for potential CWP participants? Current CWP participants?

"Stick with it, it is like college- an investment. You will regret quitting much more than having a challenging summer "

Many college students struggle to choose between an internship specific to their target industry or doing CWP. What advice would you give them on this subject if they wanted to enter your career field?

CWP is a perfect internship for Construction Management students- perhaps even better experience than what you could get from your typical internship in the industry

What's your best advice for someone interested in entering your career field?

Work experience is huge. Especially leadership/management experience. Also do whatever it takes to finish your degree, I know people who could and should be a lot further along in their careers or at the companies they are at but they just didn't take one or two classes they needed to graduate so they stopped.