Marianne Bom & Rie Jerichow, Publicér
Johanne Lund Thomsen
Master of science in construction management at Aalborg University and intern at MT Højgaard in Aalborg.
Johanne Lund Thomsen is happy to have prioritized an internship: “And now that I study construction management, it makes a lot of sense to also have an internship and see what happens at a construction site,” she says. Private photo.
“I have always known that I wanted an internship during my education, and in the spring of 2018, I started looking for an internship. I uploaded my application to MT Højgaard’s server, where there is open listings for interns. I was called in for an interview, got the job, and am now part of the construction of the new Aalborg University Hospital – a new ‘supersygehus’.
As an intern, I am part of a bit of everything in regards to the building process. I participate in building and safety meetings – well, every meeting in relation to the building process. And now that I study construction management, it makes a lot of sense to also have an internship and see what happens at a construction site.
Interns in MT Højgaard have the possibility to ask for what they want to work with. Therefore, I have my own tasks within working environment, safety, and quality control. One of my colleagues is responsible for the working environment at our enterprise, but I do a lot of tasks for her – of course with her advice and guidance, when I need it. The internship gives me a lot of experience and ensures that I am better prepared for what awaits me in the business life, when I finish this coming summer. There is a difference between hearing about the work as a construction manager and being a part of it yourself. I have also gotten a good network, so I feel that it may give me some better opportunities for a future employment, because I suddenly know a lot of people in the business. I have definitely not regretted that I did it, and I advise anyone I know to do the same.”