On his last day, Matt Askett, a co-op student for Alberici's Canadian division, reflected on the 15 months he spent with Alberici:
Today is the last day of my co-op term with Alberici, and I
wanted to take a moment to thank everyone for these past 15 months.
I’ve heard many horror stories from fellow students who
spent their co-op terms getting people coffee, and occasionally getting the
work that their boss just didn’t want to do. If I’m being honest, I did get
people coffee, and I’m sure I did work that my bosses’ didn’t want to do, but
that was luckily just a small part of my job.
One week into my internship I was driving a boat full of
carpenters and labourers across Lake Ontario having never driven a boat before.
I spent that summer helping organize the logistics of pouring thousands of
cubic meters of concrete underground on an Island. Later, I was given the
opportunity to tour projects in and around St. Louis, and lastly I was sent to
Pearson International Airport where I learned a great deal about conveyor
systems, and working in a high security area. Even half of that would have been
a dream internship for many.
I’ve learned so much over the past year and a half. A ton
information has been thrown my way, and at times it’s been stressful, but I
never felt overwhelmed because I always felt like I could ask any question.
That’s what has stood out to me the most during my time with Alberici. If I had
an issue with payroll, financial, safety, or quality documentation, someone was
always willing to help. If I didn’t understand a process on site, someone would
always be able to explain it to me.
I had high expectations going into this internship, and
Alberici easily exceeded them.