Completing a summer internship is a college student’s right of passage. Internships are essential to gaining hands-on, real life experience and skills that otherwise wouldn’t be taught in a classroom setting, not to mention it also helps teach students what they like to do (or don’t like!) in their field of study.
This summer, TWG welcomed eight new interns to our team, joining our departments in Construction, Development, Management and Accounting. At TWG, we don't assign busy work to our interns. Our interns are able to complete real work on real projects, operating directly with our clients and executive team members. From learning how the construction process evolves from start to finish, getting involved on the development side, and focusing on the ins and outs of property management, our interns developed a wide array of hands-on expertise.
Throughout the summer, interns have the opportunity to accomplish various projects, tasks and skills relevant to their respective departments. Here’s a few highlights from two of our interns this summer:
Our Property Management Accounting intern, Evan Smith, set out to learn more about financial statements, accounting applications in real estate, the account cycles and much more. Evan gained a variety of experience throughout his internship, including receiving a deeper understanding of real estate account applications, obtaining knowledge of how investors view properties and what’s needed for investments to grow, and recognizing how to track, send and receive financials for a project.
Liam O’Rourke, our Construction intern, was eager to learn more about the in-office, management side of construction. During the course of his internship with us, he received a Procore project management certification for courses in core tools, project management and quality and safety. He also learned about general contractor licensing, Bluebeam (our tool for examining and marking up plans and documents) and gained insight into the vast responsibilities of a construction project manager.
Overall, our interns cited our people, positive work environment and projects as reasons to recommend completing a TWG internship. From their feedback, it’s clear TWG met our interns’ expectations when they set out to join our team – to find new opportunities for growth, learn more about the day-to-day of the industry, and see firsthand what a career in TWG’s departments could truly look like once they graduate.
Thank you to all our summer 2023 interns – Grant Meinerding, Ian Knoble, Evan Smith, Evan Latham, Liam O’Rourke, Chris White, Jack Denien and Brayton Foster! In fact, we’re looking forward to welcoming back Chris, our development intern, as a full-time development associate in 2024 once he graduates from IU Kelley School of Business. We’re excited that his experience and success throughout his internship resulted in a full-time position with our team. Congrats! We are always seeking talented professionals who are interested in a career in real estate development, particularly commercial, market rate, affordable, and senior housing developments. If you’re interested in a career with us, please click here for more information. Our summer internship application will open up again in early 2024.