ASC Students Chosen for Internship with LeChase Construction

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Two Alfred State College (ASC) construction management engineering technology students, Zachary Towner, Hamlin, and Andrew Meeder, Dale, have been chosen by LeChase Construction, LLC, Rochester, to work with the company on construction management for the campus student leadership center which is currently under construction.

For the duration of the project, Towner and Meeder will

The selection process for the internship was conducted like a typical job search. In order to be considered, sophomore and junior students were required to submit resumes which were reviewed by Andy Smilinich, ASC director of capital projects; Jeff Marshall, associate professor and chair, ASC Civil Engineering Technology Department; and Erin Vitale, associate professor, ASC Civil Engineering Technology Department. Twenty-six students enrolled in construction management classes submitted resumes.

The top 11 candidates of the 26 were chosen for formal interviews conducted by Jim Higgins, project manager for LeChase Construction Services, LLC, and Smilinich. The two students selected for the available positions are both sophomores. Towner and Meeder began work at semester’s end.

The interns will work full time throughout the summer and the equivalent of two or three days a week during the semester.

Towner and Meeder proved they were the right men for the job recently, when they provided information to Higgins regarding a discrepancy they thought they had found in some documentation. After further review with the architect, they were found to be correct and the architect issued a clarification.

“They were completing an assignment given to them, then, voiced their concern appropriately. Both interns have been prompt, professional, and thorough in their assignments. They have accepted and completed each assignment without error,” says Higgins of the two.