Welcome 2016 Summer Interns!
As with most Midwest general contracting and construction management companies, during the summer months ICI experiences a significant spike in our volume of work. This is due in large part to optimal weather conditions, and also to the number of education clients with whom we partner. Our education clients in particular have a very short window of time to complete improvements to their schools while the students are on summer break. It is during this time period that we are thankful for the support our summer interns lend both in the office and out in the field. They assist our project managers, superintendents, project administrators, estimating and accounting departments in ensuring projects progress in a smooth and efficient manner.
ICI’s summer 2016 interns are a talented and highly capable group with varied backgrounds and interests; their commonality is their ambition and enthusiasm for what the future holds:
Amanda Jackson began working as a summer intern at ICI in 2013. Amanda will be entering her sophomore year at Texas Christian University where she is double majoring in spanish and education. This summer Amanda will be working in the project administration department. In her spare time Amanda enjoys theatre, baking and being crafty. She loves the show Gilmore Girls and is a big fan of Taylor Swift. In addition to her work at ICI, Amanda will also be taking extra courses this summer.
Peter O’Brien is presently in his first summer working at ICI. This past spring Peter graduated from Iowa State University where he obtained a degree in advertising. This summer Peter is working in the marketing department. In his free time Peter enjoys watching movies, reading and attending concerts. Some of his favorite movies include Good Will Hunting and Rocky and loves the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Outside of working this summer, Peter is very excited about his trip to California and is looking forward to attending Lollapalooza.
Christopher Macias is currently entering his second summer working at ICI. He will be entering his senior year at Purdue University where he is double majoring in physics and civil engineering. In his spare time Christopher enjoys watching and playing soccer.
Billy Prete is currently entering his first summer working at ICI. This fall he will be entering his junior year at Michigan State University where he is majoring in construction management. This summer Billy will be working at the Conrady Junior High School renovation and expansion project. In addition to his love for sports, some of his favorite movies include The Shawshank Redemption and the Departed and he loves listening to groups such as Zac Brown Band, Queen and The Eagles. Outside of working this summer, Billy is looking forward to playing golf, camping and going to some Chicago Cubs games.
Abby Lindsay is presently entering her first summer interning at ICI. This fall Abby will be entering her sophomore year at Case Western Reserve University where she is majoring in biomedical engineering. In her spare time she enjoys reading and watching her favorite television show, Grey’s Anatomy. Abby loves the Harry Potter series and is a big fan of the bands Walk The Moon and The 1975. This summer Abby is really looking forward to spending time with her friends and traveling to Utah with her family.
This is also the first year Jon Czerwinski is interning at ICI. This fall Jon will be entering his junior year at Olivet Nazarene University where he is majoring in architectural engineering. This summer he will be placed at the Walmart store ICI is constructing in Olympia Fields to assist the Project Superintendent. In his spare time, Jon enjoys lifting weights, playing Frisbee and swimming. Some of his favorite movies include Interstellar and The Lord of the Rings series and loves music artists such as Rebelution, Josh Garrels and Kendrick Lamar. Along with working this summer, Jon also plans to go on some hiking trips and travel to Florida with his family.