Emily L.

Emily LaPreze joins us from Missouri University of Science and Technology as a spring/summer 2015 co-op.

Home Town

Springfield, MO


Missouri University of Science and Technology




Civil Engineering & Engineering Management

What Activities are You Involved In?

Zeta Tau Alpha, Varsity Cheerleading, American Society of Civil Engineering, National Society of Leadership & Success, Habitat for Humanity and Associated General Contractors

What Brought You to ARCO?

I got to know one of the ARCO project managers, Matt Sander, at the S&T career fair last spring and he told me a lot about the company. I’ve always wanted to work for a general contractor, so I pursued the opportunity to become a co-op.

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

Every day is different. We usually touch base with our project manager mentors, who give us projects and tasks associated with different jobs.

What is the Best Advice You Have Ever Received?

Observation is key.

What is On Your Bucket List?

To travel to Ireland and to adopt a Munchkin cat.