Farwell to our Interns!
By Kim Davidson | HR - Talent & Recruitment
Summer is over and our Interns are back in school! While many college students took the time to travel the country or lay by the pool soaking in the last months before fall semester began, we had three college students who hit the ground running! Iowa State University students, Katie Swanson and Jesse Klaes, as well as University of Northern Iowa student, Mitchell Clemens, were apart of the Henning Companies, LLC team for their 2018 summer internship.
Jesse Klaes, junior (ISU), is an agricultural engineering major from Osage, Iowa. His past internship experience includes Test Engineer at Kinze Manufacturing, Inc. and AGCO Corporation, as well as a research assistant in animal production facilities at Iowa State University under Dr. Steven Hoff. His previous roles provided a great foundation for him as he was able to jump right into our agricultural and industrial projects at Henning. He is also a member of the Iowa State Ski and Snowboard Club, as well as Iowa State American Society of Agricultural Biological Engineers (ASABE) student chapter. Jesse worked closely with Nick Welter, Sr. Project Manager, on a hatchery in South Dakota and Jack Repplinger, Sr. Project Manager on an industrial grow facility in Jourdantown, TX. Jesse will be continuing his internships experience with Henning throughout the school year.
Katie Swanson, freshman (ISU), is a construction engineering major from Madrid, Iowa. She was active on the soccer and softball teams in high school and looked forward to gaining on-the-job training during her internship. While at Iowa State, Katie has been very active in the AGC Student Chapter, attending Spring Break build trips as well as serving on the Banquet Committee this past year. For the 2018 – 2019 year, Katie has been selected to serve on the AGC Cabinet as webmaster and was awarded a 2018 NAWIC Scholarship. She spent the majority of her time in the field at Prairie Business Park III, Grimes, IA, with Brad Rodemeyer, Superintendent, and Jerry Van Oort, Project Manager.
Mitchell Clemens, junior (UNI), is a construction management major from Polk City, Iowa. This summer completes Mitchell’s third internship with Henning Companies, LLC. Throughout his time with Henning Companies, he has been an integral team member with our commercial market group as he’s navigated warranty items, solicited bids, and estimates for change orders, as well as helped in the field with project Superintendents. While everyone is sad to see Mitchell bring his internship to an end, we are all excited to have played a large role in getting his career in construction started. We are thrilled for him and his move to Cedar Falls and looking forward to supporting his completion of his degree.
Henning Companies is headed to campus this fall as well. We’ll be at the University of Northern Iowa Fall Career Fair on Monday, September 17th in the McLeod Center and at Iowa State University, College of Engineering Career Fall on Tuesday, September 25 in Hilton Coliseum. We’re looking forward to connecting with our past interns and meeting new candidates for our 2019 Internship Program.
Thank you to you all of you on your hard work, dedication and commitment to the team this summer! Special thanks to the leaders, Mike Carroll, Pat Lorey, Jack Repplinger, Brad Rodemeyer, Jerry Van Oort, and Nick Welter for all learning opportunities you provided to our interns this summer. We appreciate the extra dedication to supporting their hands-on experience learning about construction and Henning Companies!