Student Information

Student Name

Maria Lancheros




Internship Information

Company/Organization: O &S Associates, Inc

Mentor(s):Suchi Jayasena

Topic of Internship

Structural Engineering

Background Information

O&S Associates, Inc. is a consulting engineering firm that specializes in the planning, design and restoration of multi-level parking structures, exterior building façade evaluations, and roof assessments, including architectural, structural, mechanical and electrical systems. The firm has been in business since 1996 and has seven locations throughout the country and internationally. O&S associates have been involved in parking garages restoration nationwide. The engineering staff does its best to save their clients’ money by reducing construction costs, but not sacrificing the durability and efficiency of the service through unique designs and carefully selected materials. By focusing on the needs of each project, the firm has been able to produce successful projects on a timely basis and within budget.

Summary of Internship

As an intern at O&S Associates, Inc., I was given the opportunity to see how a typical engineering day would be like. It was a nice experience because it made me realize that engineers are not always in an office. In this internship I was given the opportunity to go to jobsites and see the progress of the project. This was an amazing experience because I was able to see how the project was in real life and how it was in paper. As an intern at a structural engineering firm I was able to see the restoration process of a project. Some of the tasks I did were making scans/ photocopies of drawings, working on drawing, read reports and more. Within the office environment, I am able to see how each member of the firm played a role in order to finish the project. Through this internship, I have an idea of what is like to be an engineer.

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