My name is Zach Roberts, commonly referred to as “The Intern”. I am a senior at Henderson High School, planning to attend MIT next year to major in Civil Engineering. I will be with DL Howell for the rest of the month of May participating in a new West Chester Area School District program called “Learn to Earn”, which allows me to experience the real-life role of employees at a Civil Engineering firm. With the help of my Henderson advisor, my calculus teacher Mrs. Hohwald, I have been able to create this experience with DL Howell.
During my three week span, DL Howell has definitely kept me busy. I have visited numerous job sites to perform a variety of tasks, including droning and land surveying. I have been working hard to reform their company website and constructed a Google Map containing all of their job sites, which will be used on the company website as well. The employees have also been so kind and helpful in this process. In all of the tasks assigned to me, they have been very thorough and understandable when explaining what they want me to do. I cannot thank the company enough for that.
The program has been an invaluable learning opportunity to confirm my interest in the field of civil engineering and understand the practical use of math in a work environment. It will be extremely beneficial to know next year what it is I will be studying for and what I should focus on while I’m at school. While at MIT, I certainly plan to find an internship (hopefully) similar to the one I was given here at DL Howell.