Rosendin, an employee-owned electrical contracting company, is hosting 90 students from 43 universities and colleges for its 2022 Summer Internship Program. For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic started, Rosendin welcomes its interns back for an in-person Intern Orientation Week.
To kick off the program and celebrate new and returning interns, Rosendin held a weeklong Orientation session in San Jose, Calif. During Rosendin’s Intern Orientation Week, June 13 – 17, interns from all departments and roles learned about all the different aspects of the 102-year-old electrical contracting firm and participated in hands-on exercises and networking opportunities.
Students participated in networking events with leaders throughout Rosendin, hands-on team building activities including assembly of 500 bags with toiletries for Open Doors to Future Possibilities in San Jose, and job site walks to experience active construction sites.
“At Rosendin our mission is to build quality, build value and build people and we’re thrilled to welcome this year’s intern class,” says Julie Moss, HR director at Rosendin. “Our goal is to hire 100 percent of our interns after they finish their education, so we emphasize giving our interns engaging, real-world experiences so they’re excited about a career in construction.”
During the 10- to 12-week summer internship program, interns have the opportunity to explore their potential careers, gain valuable job experience, fulfill college requirements and grow their professional networks. Interns work alongside mentors to solve real-world construction industry challenges in project management, engineering, BIM/Technology, IT, estimating, safety, cost accounting, legal, HR or marketing. An internship at Rosendin often marks the beginning of a sustainable and productive career for industry professionals who are committed to making a difference.
Rosendin’s internship program develops students into prospective employees by helping them realize their full potential. Upon successful program completion, first, second, and third-year interns are invited back for the next summer. Once interns complete their education, they are often offered regular full-time employment. This practice is essential as the firm continues to gain new contracts and grows rapidly.
Rosendin Project Executive Kevin Clement has been with Rosendin’s Sterling, Va., office for over six years and got his start as an assistant project manager the summer before he graduated from Penn State University in 2015.
“I went through the intern boot camp in Headquarters in California in 2015 and there were no more than 15 total interns that attended. At the end of my internship summer, I went back to school many of my peers were worried about if they would find a job after graduation while I had already accepted a full-time position with Rosendin as an assistant project manager. Rosendin allows their interns to fit best to the path they want,” says Clement.
“Rosendin believes its success is rooted in its people. At the heart of what we do is our core value ‘We Care,’ so as a team, we take ownership of our interns’ success. From day one, our interns are empowered to work safely, be their best selves and contribute to a respectful workplace. We are thrilled to see how this year’s intern class will grow and succeed,” says Mike Greenawalt, CEO at Rosendin.
Rosendin currently employs over 7,500 people working across the country. The firm is actively recruiting positions for workers of all skill levels interested in construction, engineering, technology, office management and other career paths.