EGGS senior interns with engineering firm
John Rebovich, a senior geography and planning major, interned this past summer with Reilly Associates where he applied his knowledge of GIS technologies.
Rebovich attributes much of his readiness for this internship to the EGGS department and staff.
“The professors in the EGGS department were fantastic in giving me a solid base set of skills through my classes to use in the real world,” Rebovich said. “Their individual attention to students really helped give me the confidence I needed to apply the knowledge I obtained.”
According to Rebovich, his classes were the foundation of the knowledge necessary to begin the internship allowing him to bridge the gap with problem solving skills he has obtained through the program.
Rebovich added his work as a volunteer firefighter and EMT helped him make his decision to be a geography and planning major.
“GIS, planning, and risks and hazards are all relevant and used by firefighters and EMTs,” Rebovich said. “whether it’s developing preplans or having a better understanding of the risks during a rescue. Take advantage of every opportunity presented. This is such an invaluable opportunity that can truly land you a job before you even graduate. Do your best, use your skills that you acquired, and don’t be afraid to struggle and learn.”