2018 Summer Intern / Co-Op Spotlight

Introducing our 2018 Summer Interns / Co-Op!

Zachery Arnold, Estimating Co-Op

Zachery Arnold is an Estimating Co-Op working on a variety of projects within our Healthcare market. Zachery is pursuing a Civil and Architectural Engineering degree with a minor in Construction Management from Drexel University.

“One thing I have learned here is that you need to look past what is in black and white on the plans, and pick on the small but important items. Those are the items you need to actually construct the project safely and efficiently for both the construction workers and potential occupants during construction.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Special Talent:
Professional Grade Painter (gypsum walls, not canvas)
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Outer Banks, NC
Go to song in the car:
From the Ground Up by Dan & Stay

Aidyn Miller, Assistant Project Manager Intern

Aidyn Miller is an Assistant Project Manager intern working on the the General Sutter Dining Renovation, HDC Mid Atlantic Bond III and a residential pool. Aidyn is pursuing a Residential Construction Management degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“I’m having an awesome experience working with Benchmark and learning something new every day. One thing I’ve learned is the importance of organization and utilizing tools to help track activities from start to finish. I think the most important skill I’ve been working on is being able to work with different people and coordinating across multiple trades to implement effective solutions with the project team. Lastly, I find the relationships built over the course of a project are very rewarding and make all the effort worth it.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough
Special Talent: 
Guitar
Favorite Vacation Spot:
My cabin
Go to song in the car: 
Any song by Lynyrd Skynyrd

Brock Lieberman, Accounting Intern

Brock Lieberman is our accounting intern working on job cost reports, reconciliation and invoices. Brock is pursuing a Finance degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

“At Benchmark, I have been able to take an active role within the department which has enabled me to expand my knowledge on accounting practices and get a feel for what a career in accounting would be like. All while continuing to develop my professional skills with great people who I look forward to seeing every day.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Chocolate Peanut Butter Ripple
Favorite Vacation Spot: Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Go to song in the car: Through the Last Night by Travis Scott
Favorite Throwback Jam: Smells like Teen Spirit by Nirvana

Tyler Jantzen, Assistant Project Manager Intern

Tyler Jantzen is an Assistant Project Manager intern working on the Calvary Homes Expansion and Renovation project. Tyler is pursuing an Architectural Engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

School can teach you a lot about the major you are pursuing but to truly understand the industry, experience in the field is important.  That’s exactly what I’m at doing Benchmark; gaining valuable experience to begin my career in engineering.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough
Special Talent: Card Tricks
Favorite Vacation Spot: Wildwood, NJ
Go to song in the car: A Thousand Miles by Vanessa Carlton
Favorite Throwback Jam: Africa by Toto

Thomas Roberts, Assistant Project Manager Intern

Thomas Roberts

Thomas Roberts is an Assistant Project Manager intern working on the new Turkey Hill in Willow Street, WellSpan Philhaven Behavior Health Renovations and the WellSpan Sports Medicine Renovation. Thomas is pursuing a Construction Management degree from the Pennsylvania College of Technology.

“The size and structure allow for an intimate experience with employees that dedicate themselves to master certain aspects of a project. I found great independence in my work, but would not be able to complete the projects I am on without my team. The construction industry continues to progress and always amazes me with the integration of technology on our industry leading projects.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Pistachio
Special Talent: Burp the ABC’s
Favorite Vacation Spot: Assateague Island
Go to song in the car: Tear by the Red Hot Chili Peppers
Favorite Throwback Jam: September by Earth, Wind and Fire

Ben Hess, Assistant Project Manager Intern

Ben Hess is an Assistant Project Manager intern working on the Penn State Hershey Medical Center NMR and Endoscopy expansion and renovation. Ben is pursuing an Architectural Engineering degree with a focus on Construction from the Pennsylvania State University.

“After spending time familiarizing myself with the projects and doing administrative background work on the PSHMC NMR my most rewarding moment was when the eventual end user was excited to see progress moving on a space that we will provide for him to eventually occupy, research and make a difference.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Cookie Dough
Special Talent: I can speak German and hold an intermediate conversation
Favorite Vacation Spot: If I had to choose one location it would be the outer banks but if I could choose my favorite way to vacation it would be traveling to new places in the world; I enjoy any kind of adventure I can find.
Go to song in the car: Anything Coldplay but “Miracles” would be my favorite of them
Favorite Throwback Jam: I think I would have to go with: In the Air tonight

Connor Burkhardt, Assistant Project Manager Intern

Connor

Connor Burkhardt is an Assistant Project Manager intern working on the retaining wall replacement and infrastructure upgrades at Sheppard Pratt in Baltimore. Connor is pursuing a Civil Engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

“Benchmark has provided me with countless opportunities to grow as an individual and given me lessons I will take with me forever.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Special Talent: Juggling
Favorite Vacation Spot: Myrtle Beach, SC
Go to song in the car: Astrovan by Mt. Joy
Favorite Throwback Jam: Roxanne by The Police

Ben Blake, Assistant Project Manager Intern

Summer Intern

Benjamin Blake is an Assistant Project Manager intern working on a variety of projects down at Lancaster General Hospital including closing out the Stauffer Overbuild, TDR Closets, APP Lounge and other miscellaneous projects. Ben is pursuing an Architectural Engineering degree from the Pennsylvania State University.

“Benchmark has given me the opportunity to work with professionals in the construction industry who are willing to help me learn and want me to succeed individually and professionally.  The experience working with the PMs at the LGH office has been memorable.  I learned to always ask questions and to not be afraid to push to get projects finished on time with a high quality.”

Favorite Ice Cream Flavor: Mint Chocolate Chip
Special Talent: Plays the trombone in the Penn State Blue Band
Favorite Vacation Spot: Lake George, NY
Go to song in the car: Stacy’s Mom by Fountains of Wayne
Favorite Throwback Jam: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen

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