Niles U.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Niles Uerling joins us from the Missouri University of Science and Technology as a summer/fall 2015 co-op.

Home Town

Hastings, NE

School

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Year

Junior

Major

Construction Management with a Minor in Business

What Activities are You Involved In?

Cycling Club (President)

What Brought You to ARCO?

I met a couple of ARCO project managers at a company informational session and at the spring 2015 career fair at school.

What is a Typical Day Like for an ARCO Co-Op?

I check my e-mails and then touch base with my project manager mentor to see if they have any projects that they need help with, and create a task list for the day. Some of the types of tasks I’ll typically work on include: drafting meeting minutes, visiting job sites, formatting and marking up drawings, contacting subcontractors for bid information and putting together support documents for our clients.

What is the Best Advice You Have Ever Received?

Never convince yourself that you have nothing left to learn. Always continue educating yourself.

If You Could Give Advice to Future Co-Ops, What Would it Be?

Be proactive! If you have the capacity to do more, then ask other project managers and associates if they need help with anything.

What is On Your Bucket List?

I’d like to travel across Europe following Le Tour De France during July.