University of Florida
WPB / Roadway
Michael teamed up with fellow Roadway intern William Tillman and wrote an awesome blog for WGI’s Thought Leaders Journal. The blog goes into detail about their experience of being a summer intern at WGI and highlights a major project they have spent their time working on, the Homestead Extension of Florida’s Turnpike (HEFT).
Read the full article here: https://wginc.com/blog/summer-internship/
WGI and Ric-Man construction are working together on a design-build project to upgrade infrastructure in the Seacrest neighborhood in Boynton Beach. On Friday, Jennifer Hofmeister and Roosevelt Castillo went out with a group of interns from our WPB office to hang door hangers that provide hotline and website contact information. Afterward, they were treated to a well-deserved lunch at Hurricane Alley.
Michael and the other West Palm interns got together for a luncheon where they listened to Michael Davis speak on the future of WGI and shared their own experiences so far.
Roadway intern, William, can be seen here showing to Michael the clearance measurement of an overpass on I-95 that he can no longer fit under due to height restrictions.
From the moment I came through the door, WGI has felt like home. Everyone in the office is so nice and knowledgeable, and if I ever have a question about anything, they are always happy to help. This internship has given me a new perspective about what goes into making a road, and I learn something new every day. I was thrown into the fire right away and have been soaking up whatever information that I can about roadway design. I have never had a job where I really enjoyed what I was doing, but I have so much fun when I come to work here that I am not even watching the clock. I am happy to stay a few extra minutes to pick the brains of the engineers and see what projects they are working on because it is so fascinating. I am lucky to be here and look forward to learning as much as possible.
Michael Hunter learning horizontal and vertical roadway geometry using GEOPAK from Project Engineer, Corey Hill.