On May 22, APAC-Alabama, Inc. hosted an orientation for its 2023 summer intern class at the company’s Birmingham office. APAC-Alabama, Inc. Vice President of Asphalt and Construction Jeff Smith kicked off the event, welcoming the interns and introducing their mentors, Mark Vann, Charlie Stephens and Raven Keet. Later in the program, APAC-Alabama, Inc. Safety Coordinator June Childress spoke to the interns about important safety measures and procedures, and CRH Human Resources Manager Cy Nicholson gave an overview of human resources policies at APAC-Alabama, Inc..

During the orientation, APAC-Alabama, Inc. Safety Manager Mark Vann shared details about the safety project he has planned for his intern, John Gaither. John holds a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Master of Public Health in environmental and occupational health from Sewanee University.

Next, Charlie Stephens, Environmental Manager at APAC-Alabama, Inc., talked about an environmental project he is setting up for his intern, Samantha Cost. Samantha attends the University of Montevallo where she is enrolled as a double major in mathematics and civil engineering.

APAC-Alabama, Inc. Assistant Controller Raven Keet discussed plans for the 2023 accounting/finance intern Brooke Savage who is pursuing a double major in finance and economics at the University of Alabama.

APAC-Alabama, Inc. mentors are dedicated to guiding their interns over the course of the summer program. Providing an important counterbalance to on-the-job training and working on team projects, a one-on-one mentorship gives each intern opportunities to ask questions and seek feedback as they develop new skills and gain an up-close understanding of what it’s like to work in a particular position or department.

University education and degrees are vital for many careers and can provide an important foundation for students entering the work force. But there is simply no substitute for first-hand experience. Through APAC-Alabama, Inc.’s summer internship program, participants have opportunities to develop relationships, work with experts and gain experience that can help in future career choices.