On April 21, 2008, two Dennis Corporation interns completed their internships through Benedict College’s “School to Work Internship Program” by giving presentations at an event honoring the program. For the past two months, Dennis Corporation has been participating with this program which selects interns with aspirations of developing successful careers in various fields of transportation and places them in professional engineering environments.
Two of Dennis Corporation’s interns gave their presentations alongside the three other students for the program during the event. Sean Gadson, who worked with Dennis Corporation’s Traffic Engineering Manager, Berry Mattox, presented his research and experience working on a traffic study in the Springhill Lake residential community. Jermaine Taylor, who assisted Dennis Corporation’s Expert Witness Manager, Alan Davis, reported on a project located in Beaufort County regarding the conflict of eminent domain and flooding. Both students presented reports about their projects and their experience working for a professional engineering firm.
Mr. Mattox and Mr. Davis both attended the presentations held at the David H. Swinton Campus Center at Benedict College in support of the interns as they gave their reports. Mr. Mattox was proud support and commented, “The Benedict School to Work Program provided the participants with excellent real world experience that is unavailable in any classroom. The balance between the coursework and the internship allowed the students to learn valuable civil engineering skills on multiple levels.”
Vareva E. Harris, the Director of the program at Benedict College, was appreciative of Dennis Corporation’s involvement in the program and stated, “The School to Work Internship Program has provided an opportunity for students to gain valuable research and real-world work experience within the transportation industry. Transportation industry leaders across the state have partnered with the School to Work Internship Program enthusiastically because they value the opportunity to invest in the current and future transportation workforce, while benefiting from the cutting-edge knowledge and skill sets that the interns bring to their organization.”
As this year’s program comes to close, Dennis Corporation looks forward to the opportunity of continuing its involvement in the program during the next school year. As a firm, Dennis Corporation strives to contribute in every possible way to the education of future engineers, especially through mentoring and internship opportunities.
Dennis Corporation is a South Carolina licensed civil engineering, surveying and construction management firm. Dennis Corporation’s specific fields of expertise include civil infrastructure, construction management, construction services, expert witness services, program management, intelligent transportation systems, special projects, surveying, traffic engineering and transportation engineering.