Summer Internship

EDiS Intern Experience: Managing Project Management

By Melissa Rysak, CPSM • August 26, 2019 • 2 MIN READ

My summer internship at EDiS Company has been an invaluable experience as I navigate my final year of high school, plan for college, and build a resume for my future career. My coworkers at EDiS Company have been beyond helpful and working with them is easily my favorite part of the job. I could not think of a better place to work.

Being the youngest member of the project management team meant I had a lot of catching up to do and that I had much to learn. At the start of my internship, I was worried I would not be able to keep up with my assignments. Luckily, I received a great deal of help from Administrative Assistant Cyndi Slothour and Document Coordinator DJ Lowe as they walked me through all of my responsibilities as an intern. I was self-sufficient in no time! It felt wonderful to assist others by taking on some of their smaller tasks and lessening their workload. Assisting others on their projects in any way I could, from scanning and filing documents to reviewing submittals, made my time at EDiS Company a fantastic learning experience. In addition to completing small tasks every day, being able to see our ongoing projects like the Town of Whitehall, Goldey-Beacom College’s William A. Franta Residence Hall, and the University of Delaware’s Delaware Stadium evolve was all very rewarding.

I still have a long way to go in both my academic education and in honing work skills but interning at EDiS Company has given me a valuable leg up in planning my future career. I hope to return next summer before I leave for college to major in mechanical engineering. Wherever my career takes me after college, I will always remember the things I learned and the people I met as an intern at EDiS Company.