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From Intern to Civil Analyst

Matthew Jacobson Shares with ASCE How His Internship Experience Grew into A Full-Time Position

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Kimley-Horn’s Matthew Jacobson recently shared his internship experience with the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), answering questions from “How did you first become interested in civil engineering?” to “How did you turn your second internship into a full-time position?” As the former ASCE California State Polytechnic University, Pomona chapter president, Jacobson explained how his organization participation helped him prepare for two internships with Kimley-Horn, which led to a full-time position as a civil analyst.

“I credit ASCE for how I have developed professionally. I learned how to schedule, coordinate, and run meetings; develop minutes quickly; and use other nontechnical skills that you don’t necessarily learn in the classroom but that are important as you transition to working full time.”

About the Analyst

Matthew Jacobson EIT, ENV SP

Matthew Jacobson EIT, ENV SP

Matthew Jacobson, EIT, ENV SP, A.M.ASCE is a Civil Analyst working on development services and transportation projects across California. Matthew has worked on projects through data collection, design, and construction documents. He graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Cal Poly Pomona in 2021. During his Junior year, he served as the ASCE Student Chapter President and was selected as a 2020 ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – College Edition. Matthew now serves on the ASCE Committee on Younger Members with the Society-Level ASCE.


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